Richard Watts

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts

Richard's Latest Articles

Career Advice

Six essential videos to help you get your art online

Produced in partnership with Creative Victoria, our Artists Essential Toolkit video series covers the fundamentals of getting your work online…

Features

From addiction to recovery: unpicking the challenges of the rock'n'roll lifestyle

From gigging musician to rock star, musicians’ lives present a range of wellbeing challenges. A new book offers professional perspectives,…

Features

5 tips for wellbeing in lockdown

Psychologist and soprano Greta Bradman, a member of the Arts Wellbeing Collective Advisory Group, offers up some simple advice about…

News

Arts, activism and audio: The ArtsHubbub episode two

In the second episode of our monthly podcast we speak about politics in art and the importance of reaching an…

Career Advice

Cultivating resilience in the face of chaos (from the archives)

Connectedness, self-care, a playful outlook and finding meaning in difficult experiences can help you bounce back from setbacks.

Features

How would an Oscar change your life? (from the archives)

Fame, fortune and your pick of the best projects – or over-exposure, exploitation and unhappiness? What happens when you win…

Features

When to say no to sponsorship

As the climate crisis deepens, should Australian arts organisations reject sponsorship and donations from the fossil fuel sector?

News

New report confirms arts' benefits for health, aging and wellbeing

Commissioned by think tank A New Approach, the report adds to the growing evidence that arts and culture has major…

News

Mother's rights now: Introducing the Motherfesto

Are our arts spaces inclusive of mums? A new manifesto developed out of the lived experience of mothers working in…

Career Advice

Skilling up actors for the long haul

A new website designed to help actors plan and prepare for a long-term career has been launched in Sydney.

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