The Side Hustle – how it can make your arts life more sustainable

The side hustle. It’s the ‘other thing’, the thing that sometimes pays your bills when work in the arts is slow. The thing that can sometimes finance the very activities that grant bodies are funding less of, particularly as budgets and success rates become smaller. Sometimes the side hustle is the thing that provides mostContinue reading “The Side Hustle – how it can make your arts life more sustainable”

Arts audiences- nurturing curiosity

I’ve been writing about the Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania for a commission with ArtsHub. This weekend just gone has seen me in the North of Tasmania. I’ve seen 8 shows now, and have another 5 to go, when the festival moves to Hobart this weekend. It’s got me thinking about audienceContinue reading “Arts audiences- nurturing curiosity”

Ten Days on the Island and my epic adventure through the heart of it all.

I’m setting out tomorrow at dawn for what started as a crazy idea I pitched to my rather fantastic Editor Richard Watts, at ArtsHub. You see, I wanted to undertake Festival Director Lindy Hume’s challenge of taking an epic journey through Tasmania; to navigate with intrepid curiosity both the festival program and the landscape. IContinue reading “Ten Days on the Island and my epic adventure through the heart of it all.”