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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.
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Letting your art speak for itself is a luxury you probably can’t afford. Confident public speaking on and offstage increases your opportunities to work.
Bits & Blogs
If you want to use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to promote your art or arts organisation, you need to use these tools but avoid the traps.
A well-written bio does more than list your accomplishments. It makes readers curious.
Giving new recruits a login and showing them where the toilets are is not enough to make them productive employees.
Life as a digital nomad takes a little more than a laptop and a Lonely Planet guide.
Writers and artists have always had erratic work. But the casualisation of the workforce means arts managers and curators do too.
If you are not playing by these budgeting rules, don't expect the numbers to add up on an arts income.
Stop using your erratic income as an excuse to avoid taking control of your finances
In the age of the mash-up, adaptations, reappropriations and covers can provide a more viable stream of work than doing your own thing.
Doing too much can give you an adrenaline rush but it comes at a long term cost.
Dreaming of a vital arts sector can be empowering but it can also be depressing.
More than most fields, success in the arts depends on having the confidence to choose your own path and stick to it.
Most jobs require a bunch of competencies that are not part of the core skill set but are essential to a viable career.
Juggling multiple roles isn't necessarily a compromise. The newly coined role of 'hyphenate' can be a thoughtful career choice.
Donors give because their values align with the company’s values, so philanthropy managers need to identify the values they can share with potential donors.
Tap into arts-focused online platforms to access materials, administrative support, spaces and customers in a dynamic global economy.
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'.
We hear often about successful creative pairings but there are also pitfalls that can derail a project. Avoid these three traps.
Every leader is one of three things: an inspiring mentor, a forgettable blip, or a terrible story that colleagues tell to get a laugh at the bar. Directors prompt a lot of bar stories.
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