143-Creative and performing artists not elsewhere classified
Creative and performing artists not elsewhere classified
Create and perform in front of crowds to entertain using a variety of methods, techniques and practices.
Creative and performing artists cover occupations not covered under creative and performing artists. For instance, it includes clowns, magicians, acrobats and other performing artists. They study human behaviour and reactions and explore ways of communicating information through performance, with the aim of entertaining. They create and develop concepts and ideas and express them through various forms whether physical, equipment/material/substance, visual, sound, touch, smell, taste, colour or other to achieve an effect on people. They typically plan, organize, conduct and improvise to achieve such and may deploy an array of sound technical skills to achieve the objective.
Job activities and tasks include:
- performing amusing antics and telling funny stories
- performing tricks of illusion and sleight of hand, and feats of hypnotism
- performing difficult and spectacular acrobatics, and gymnastic or juggling feats
- training and performing with animals
Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Typically, work irregular hours. May work very long hours to rehearse and/or conduct creative performance, meeting particular client deadlines, or entertaining small or large crowds at evenings or weekends. May work with a range of mediums, which can in some instances be hazardous, dangerous, spectacular or toxic if not handled correctly. May also, hold another job or jobs, to supplement income whilst seeking discovery or recognition in terms of capacity to earn sufficient long-term income to live. Usually perform in front of crowds in a variety of environments from indoor to outdoor and in some instances in-situ or outdoors in a range of weather conditions to create the performance. Also, rehearsing working from home or conducive practice environments is common. They may work with no pay, part pay or full pay dependent on the source of employment, which can range from busking to paid employment. To gain inspiration or materials or performance intelligence may need to travel locally, nationally and internationally.
Secondary School Certificate is typical and is dependent on the performing craft, where in some case higher qualifications may be needed for entry into paid employment. However, as many start out in unpaid employment a credential pathway may often be to undertake specific courses and qualifications through a related occupational association - e.g. Clowns of America, International offers courses and certification.
Required Work Experience:
5 years and above
Ministry of Culture, Youth & Community Development, Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Cultural,
Less than 5,000
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Acrobat - Aerialist - Clown - Hypnotist - Magician - Puppeteer - Stand-up comedian - Ventriloquist
Examples of some related occupations:
High-wire walker - Illusionist - Impersonator - Juggler - Look-alike - Marionette handler - Mascot - Mimic - Model - Prestidigitator - Rodeo driver - Show horse rider - Slack-rope performer ? entertainment - Sleight-of-hand artist - Street entertainer - Stunt performer - Stunt rider - Thrill performer - Trapeze artist - Turntablist
UAE Industry Groups:
Arts, entertainment, multimedia and ITC applications
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi