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How to start and maintain an inspiration board

Starting with what inspires you might be the best way to get your ideas moving from fantasy to reality.

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Why are climate activists glueing themselves to paintings?

Climate activists are targeting priceless art to spread their message. Here is why the absurd act is more than a…

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Tips for launching your creative career

A compilation of resources and insights from working professionals to help you get a start in your creative career.

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5 essential skills all arts managers need

Experienced arts professionals reveal the management skills they rely on most to succeed in their jobs.

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Do we need more artists on boards?

Slowly, visual arts organisations have been including practicing artists on their boards and councils. What does that look like?

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Internships: valuable work experience or glorified volunteering? 

Before you go chasing an internship hoping for on-the-job training, there are many factors to consider.

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Does passion really spring eternal?

What happens when the passion runs dry in your creative project, The Big Idea's Verity Johnson asks?

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5 tips for pitching to the media

Rather than taking a blanket approach, making each of your pitches count results in a better chance at media coverage.

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Flourishing in the arts is about meaning, mastery and mattering

Committing ourselves to the path of flourishing may sound like an impossible ask – but it's not.

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Is your creative block really a log jam?

Verity Johnson wonders if your creative block is due to too much inspiration, not a lack of it.

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