What does ‘less is necessary’ look like?

Arts organisations and Boards need to move from a ‘less is more’ to ‘less is necessary’ mindset. Kate Larsen outlines tips for getting started.

It’s been a difficult few years for everybody. With the pandemic joining floods, natural disasters and nearly a decade of arts funding cuts, the arts sector has never been more vulnerable.

As a result, we now find ourselves in the midst of a new crisis: one characterised by sector-wide burnout, staff shortages, ‘post’-pandemic exhaustion, and breaking (or already broken) teams. Which puts a whole generation of artists and arts leaders at risk.

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Kate Larsen (she/her) is a writer, arts and cultural consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in the non-profit, government and cultural sectors in Australia, Asia and the UK. @katelarsenkeys.