ArtsProfessional provides a unique platform for those working in the arts sector to share ideas, debate important issues and learn from each others’ experiences – both good and bad. Your contributions ensure our content is always relevant and thought-provoking, and that we at ArtsProfessional stay in touch with the day-to-day issues affecting those working in the arts.

If you have innovative ideas or revealing experiences that the sector should know about, then we would love to hear from you

We encourage everyone in the sector to engage with us and to contribute to the magazine, from the chief executive with decades of experience to the fresh-faced graduate just stepping onto the bottom rung of the ladder. We are here to seek out and commission articles from anyone who is involved in the delivery of ground-breaking projects or successful management initiatives, or who can simply offer an original perspective.

If you have innovative ideas or revealing experiences that the sector should know about, then we are interested in hearing from you. Don’t worry about your writing skills, or whether you have time to produce a perfectly polished article; it’s our editors’ job to work with you and your words, to communicate your thoughts and experiences with the greatest effect.


If you think your, or your organisation's, work should be featured in ArtsProfessional – even if you aren't in a position to write yourself – we would love to hear from you. Take a look at our forthcoming features to see if there's a topic you would like to contribute to, or suggest one for inclusion in the future. Simply contact the editorial team with your ideas, and we’ll take it from there!

Other ways to contribute

Observations: Focusing on ground-breaking work or exploring new ideas that are of interest to the sector, these articles stimulate change and spark new ways of thinking.

Essential Management: Expert advice, information and case studies about the latest developments relating to legal issues, business strategy, HR management, governance, marketing, ICT, financial management and fundraising. These articles help readers to address key management issues more effectively.

Money Matters: Focusing on strategies for financial sustainability, these articles share new ideas about income generation.

International Focus: Case studies and features exploring how arts sectors operate beyond the UK, these articles develop awareness of different arts policies and practices, and encourage readers to consider the relevance of these in their own context.

My Top 5: Remember Top of the Pops? Nick Hornby’s Hi Fidelity and all those lists? Well, features in this section concisely express the best five somethings – books, websites, management sayings... another endless list! – related to work in the arts, and through these reveal something of the personality, interests and professional expertise of the writer.

My Gurus: An opportunity for arts professionals to recognise the people that have influenced their careers and/or their own artistic development.

Job Ladder: Mini CVs, but a bit more interesting, these features detail the steps along the career path of leading arts professionals, giving readers an insight into potential routes to senior positions.

Bookshop: Reviews of the latest books which are relevant to those working in the arts sector, fairly weighing up the pros and cons.

News Comment: Detailed and reasoned responses to news story that has been covered by ArtsProfessional.

Letters: Personal responses to articles or news items published by ArtsProfessional.

If you fancy dipping your toe in the water – email the editorial team for details.

Blogs: Whether you've got something to say now this minute, or you feel a regular mood coming on, blogging is a great way of getting your opinions heard, influencing those around you and making use of AP’s thousands of readers as a sounding board, click here for our blogger's guide.

Need more guidance?

Click here for the dos and don'ts of writing for ArtsProfessional.

If you would like to take a look at examples of other contributors’ work, then you can access our comprehensive archive of articles.

Please note:
Sorry, we simply aren't in a position to pay our contributors. But please don’t let this put you off! Our writers invariably find that there is real value in raising the profile of their work to the national and international arts sector, and that they benefit tremendously from wider recognition.

We occasionally have to make changes, additions to and deletions from our editorial plans without notice, and we often have to re-schedule publication dates for specific articles. From time-to-time, we also add additional topics to our editorial plan, particularly if they are of a timely or newsworthy nature.