Profession artistic coach

Artistic coaches research, plan, organise and lead arts activities for sport practitioners in order to provide them with artistic abilities such as dance, acting, expression and transmission that are important for their sport performance. Artistic coaches make technical, performatic or artistic abilities accessible to sports practitioners with the goal of improving their sport performance.

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Personality Type


  • Be in touch with your body

    The key aspects of applied anatomy, psychology, nutrition, physiology, and psychosocial studies and how they relate to the self-awareness of one's body. 


  • Maintain safe working conditions in performing arts

    Verify the technical aspects of your workspace, costumes, props, etc. Eliminate potential hazards in your work space or performance. Intervene actively in cases of accidents or illness.

  • Manage personal professional development

    Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.

  • Work with broad variety of personalities

    Be flexible and work with a broad mix of personalities.

  • Collaborate with coaching team

    Collaborate as a specialist in a coaching team in order to maximise the sport practitioner's performance.

  • Manage artistic career

    Present yourself and your artistic approach. Position your work in target markets. Promote and market yourself and your oeuvre.

  • Assess your competences for artistic coaching

    Evaluate your skill in artistic coaching. Identify which of your abilities may be advantageous to sports practitioners, whether they come from your artistic discipline or from other experience. Express your capabilities and communicate about them in a person-centred way.

  • Manage participants' expectations

    Build trust and relationships with all stakeholders. Articulate how your artistic discipline (dance, music, theater, visual arts...) can variously benefit, and support the needs and aspirations of, individuals and communities. Manage expectations of people involved once the community arts programme is designed or being designed. Be as clear as possible in the scoping stage to build trust between yourself, your potential groups, and funders. Be aware of social agendas, specially in government funded programs.

  • Provide arts coaching sessions

    Devise and deliver arts activities that enhance the sport performance of practitioners while protect the health and safety of yourself and participants to be able to draw out the most effective performance during competition.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Define artistic approach

    Define your own artistic approach by analysing your previous work and your expertise, identifying the components of your creative signature, and starting from these explorations to describe your artistic vision.

Optional knowledge and skills

inspire enthusiasm for dance work in an international environment manage artistic project show intercultural awareness teach dance inspire dance participants to improve

Source: Sisyphus ODB