Opinions & Analysis
Why we fail when we talk about talent
Using the word 'talented' as praise and encouragement devalues hard work, skill and learned ability. We need to use better…
Accessibility is everyone’s responsibility
Don't leave it to the people with accessibility needs to do all the heavy lifting.
Activists will tell you that trans roles should go to trans actors – I disagree
When a certain children's author is played by a trans performer and a trans character is played by a cis…
Mental health is a human right: we’re talking about a revolution
World Mental Health Day is a chance to question the systems that undermine human happiness and creativity.
How ‘mental health’ has been reimagined in the workplace
Good mental health in the arts won’t happen until we see people with lived experienced enabled and included as leaders…
Forget AI, why viralism is costing you your job
Perhaps technology is not the greatest threat to your livelihood after all?
We need to talk about money in the arts
Having open conversations about what we earn and how we manage money is the only way to a richer arts…
Are we missing an opportunity when we say ‘arts jobs are real jobs’?
Who are we leaving behind when we justify artist work on the system's terms? Are we missing an opportunity for…
Is fear around AI doing more harm than good?
Our anxiety is pitching artists against AI when collaboration and exploration are what's needed.
Artist burnout is not a mental health issue – it is a labour issue
Reframing burnout in labour terms would implicitly shift our approach to advocacy around artist well-being.