9 ways to help you deal with creative rejection

Hearing "no" is never easy but recovering from rejection is a necessary part of the artist’s life. Here are some first aid strategies to help with the pain.
rejection. image is of a woman with dark hair and her face covered by her hands as she deals with creative rejection.

We all know that sinking feeling of being rejected. The phone call or email that says, ‘Thank you for applying, but unfortunately…’

Even worse is seeing that look on someone’s face as they deliver the news personally, perhaps trying to couch it in praise and encouragement – do try again next time – but there’s really only one word we hear, and we hear it loudly.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk