David Burton

David Burton is a writer from Meanjin, Brisbane. David also works as a playwright, director and author. He is the playwright of over 30 professionally produced plays. He holds a Doctorate in the Creative Industries.

David's Latest Articles

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Booktopia is poised to collapse – what next?

Booktopia, Australia's largest online book retailer, went into voluntary administration last week. The industry is reeling.

Creative burnout is common and profoundly impact your health. In this picture, a woman with stained mascara holds up a smiley face to cover her sadness.
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7 signs of severe creative burnout

Almost everyone experiences creative droughts, but how can you tell when you're genuinely putting your health at risk?

Actors' mental health is profoundly affected by unreasonable casting practices.
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Disturbing trend damaging actors’ mental health

Forced to wait up to four months to hear the outcome of an audition, actors' mental health is regularly suffering.

ArtsHub has curated a list of some of the best apps for artists and arts lovers.
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The best apps for artists and arts lovers

Thanks to software development, running an arts business and accessing art has never been easier.

A young film editor collapses at his desk from burnout on multiple projects.
Career Advice

Balancing act: six tips for managing multiple creative projects without burnout

Anxiety and burnout are on the rise for creative industry professionals. Our guide provides help on managing multiple projects sustainably.

Fee negotiation for creative freelancers. Negotiate higher fee with our guide. Image is a plant growing out of a pot filled with coins.
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Negotiating higher rates for creative freelancers: unlock your worth

Asking for more money can be a daunting prospect for many, but this simple guide provides simple steps to unlock…

Building creative courses is a great way for many artists to have a side hustle. Image is two people sitting at a desk in front of an open laptop. We can't see much of the first person, other than that they're wearing a red checked shirt and holding their hands out with their palms facing them.
Career Advice

8 steps to build profitable creative courses

This practical guide will take you through every step of establishing a new creative course.

A life-size Bingo and Bluey pose outside the iconic 'Brisbane' sign on the Southbank riverfront.
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New attraction, Bluey’s World, to launch exclusively in Brisbane

The brand new purpose-built immersive attraction will open in August 2024.