First, connect with people already in the field (network)!
Second, learn as much as you can about the field’s career options and issues (study).
And, third, get involved locally or nationally (volunteer & intern).
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.