Careers in Culture – Careers in Live Performing Arts

> The cover letter

If you’re a creator such as a choreographer, playwright or screenwriter, you will be developing original work to sell to live performing arts companies. Your original creation will be your “calling card” to getting work. But if you're a performer, behind-the-scenes worker or arts administrator/manager, a cover letter and résumé will be an important part of your work search package.

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Cover Letter Tips

  • Have your name and address at the top.
  • Be brief—one page only.
  • Make sure there are no typos or spelling mistakes.
  • If writing is not your strong point, ask an editor or a friend to review your letter.