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Artists do their best work when they feel confident to play, when they feel they are not being judged, when they are spoken to with respect.
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The leadership of any organisation in sport, the arts or the corporate world must have a clear understanding of its values and standards, and be able to react to a breach straight away.
Independent artists need independent producers; they also need to reconsider some of the negative stereotypes they have about the producer's role.
Enlightened universities are now embedding the principles of design and creativity into their business schools, as businesses recognise the value of arts education.
In a world where you can be simultaneously on a suburban bus and at a concert half a world away, art needs to rethink the meaning of live.
Career funds and fellowships aimed at mid-career artists acknowledge that the need for support doesn't end when you hit thirty.
You are no less an artist if you have a day job that doesn't require you to live on cheap vodka and ramen.
We have reached Year Zero, a point where cultural policy and infrastructure no longer serves the interests of the arts, the artists or society.
As a freelancer you don’t have the power to set the agenda and you can’t afford to argue with those who do. But there are still ways of influencing the outcomes.
Dreaming of a vital arts sector can be empowering but it can also be depressing.
It can be awkward to ask for money you are worth but if you don't, there is a queue of event organisers ready to ask you to work just for 'exposure'.
Improvisation skills can deliver work by improving audition performance and providing a strong background for corporate training.
In the age where celebrity and even notoriety are revered, one of the skills that artists are encouraged to assiduously cultivate is to be 'seen'.
The top chairs are not reserved exclusively by men - though the numbers remain out of kilter - exposure helps a shift in attitude.
Artists don't make much money from Spotify, but that doesn't mean we should all follow Taylor Swift's lead and quit.
Australia is falling behind in innovation. This is largely because of our highly risk-averse culture.
There are not enough jobs for designers and that's only part of the problem for those wanting to make it in the industry.
If we want more money for the arts, we need to create a public culture in which the arts have at least the same status in the political world as jobs.
Old style hands-on training taught skills that young performing artists are not learning.
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