Tag: wellbeing

  • ​​An Actors’ Survival Guide to Side Jobs

    ​​An Actors’ Survival Guide to Side Jobs

    Potential side jobs for actors that can help you make a living while acting. ​​​When you ​​​​choose​​​ to pursue acting as a career​, there are many uncertainties in your path ahead. Financial instability is perhaps the biggest concern for many aspiring actors​​ and it’s common for creatives to have a hand in many different fields​…

  • Top 9 Time Management Tips for Actors

    Top 9 Time Management Tips for Actors

    Learn How To Develop a Routine That Suits Your Schedule Time management is essential for actors. Whether you’re on a contract, between acting jobs, or at drama school, you must juggle training, side hustles, auditions, upskilling and learning lines with a social life – all while looking after your physical and mental health. Without efficiently…

  • Between Acting Jobs: Juggling the Business and Art of Acting

    Between Acting Jobs: Juggling the Business and Art of Acting

    How to balance the business and art sides of acting, and the importance of treating your career like a small business. Those of us trying to make a living as performers often find that there’s a tension between the ‘business’ and the ‘art’. These two ideas seem so much at odds – juggling both is…

  • Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

    Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

    ​​​How to recognise an unhealthy working environment and stand up for yourself when working as an actor​​. Unhealthy working environments can exist in any profession and unfortunately, acting is no exception. Whether it’s on set, during the casting process, or while you’re touring a production, you could find yourself in situations where someone or something…

  • Spotlight Launches Member Assistance Programme

    Spotlight Launches Member Assistance Programme

    Everything you need to know about our free new service to ensure you get the wellbeing, financial and legal support you need. We at Spotlight are always doing our best to ensure you get the support and benefits you need, whether that be the latest industry news and advice, discounts, or a free year of…

  • How to Have a New Year Mindset All Year

    How to Have a New Year Mindset All Year

    ​​​How to plan and achieve your goals, no matter what time of the year you’re setting them.​​  ​​As the New Year comes in​, many of us will be adopting the age old ‘​New Year​,​ N​​​ew M​e’ mindset. ​For actors, ​this means ​overhauling career prospects and aspirations​,​ and ​levelling​ up with work by getting organised. ​January…

  • How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    All of the benefits of joining Spotlight and why a Spotlight membership is worth it. Your Spotlight membership is more than just an online profile with access to exclusive breakdowns. It’s your gateway into the world of casting, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here are all the ways in…

  • Nutrition Tips for Performers to Prevent Fatigue and Injury

    Nutrition Tips for Performers to Prevent Fatigue and Injury

    What you should eat to boost your energy, stamina and recovery when acting and how to add variety to your diet Performers, we are artistic athletes. This means that we often have the same energy requirements as many athletes in professional sports but are in the unique position of having to balance those requirements with…

  • Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

    Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

    Gendered Intelligence shares their insight into trans performer rights and what language is appropriate to use in breakdowns and the casting room Trans people and the creative arts are natural allies. As such, Spotlight has been working with Gendered Intelligence to improve their understanding of diverse gender expressions within the arts. It was important for…

  • What​​ You Need to Know About ​Recalls and Casting Callbacks

    What​​ You Need to Know About ​Recalls and Casting Callbacks

    What to expect at a recall audition and how to prepare for it ​​Any working actor will tell you auditioning​ is​ ​a​​ job. Any time you get invited to audition​, you are being invited to work, to sink your teeth into a character and dissect a script. The ​audition ​process can be daunting, ​​draining and…