Profession performance artist

Performance artists create a performance which can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between the performer and audience or onlookers. It can either be scripted or spontaneous, with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any venue or setting and for any length of time.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Acting and directing techniques

    Range of training and rehearsal techniches that seek to encourage emotionally expressive performances. Techniques to address all aspects in making a film, play, performance in general. 

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.

  • Art history

    The history of art and artists, the artistic trends throughout centuries and their contemporary evolutions.

Skills

  • Confer on artwork

    Introduce and discuss the nature and content of art work, achieved or to be produced with an audience, art directors, catalogue editors, journalists, and other parties of interest.

  • Define artistic vision

    Continually develop and define a concrete artistic vision, starting from the proposal and continuing all the way through to the finished product.

  • Monitor art scene developments

    Monitor artistic events, trends, and other developments. Read recent art publications in order to develop ideas and to keep in touch with relevant art world activities.

  • 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.

  • Monitor sociological trends

    Identify and investigate sociological trends and movements in society.

  • Adjust the performance to different environments

    Take the specific environment of your performance into account while performing. Consider integrating some aspects of it into your practice.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Promote yourself

    Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.

  • Keep up with trends

    Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.

  • Adapt artistic plan to location

    Adapt plans to other locations with respect for the artistic concept.

Optional knowledge and skills

study relationships between characters keep personal administration plan health and safety procedures ensure health and safety of visitors ensure safety of exercise environment sing present exhibition participate in music studio recordings dance manage artistic project create an act develop artistic project budgets perform costume changeovers participate in artistic mediation activities develop educational resources assess conservation needs plan art educational activities develop educational activities create digital images

Common job titles

  • Character art internship - dcpi, fall 2017
  • Gallery director
  • Head of video storytelling
  • Interactive media developer
  • Artist
  • Assistant to the artistic staff
  • Graphic artist
  • Coord, artist relations
  • Effects artist