Making ideas reality is a lot like growing tomatoes (Part 1)

It’s become pretty clear lately that implementing a new idea in a creative practise or a not for profit is a lot like gardening. If seeds are like ideas… The soil = conditions in which the idea can take hold and grow. Your garden beds are a lot like the financial foundations you create toContinue reading “Making ideas reality is a lot like growing tomatoes (Part 1)”

The ethics of arts reviewing on a small island’

This week I did an interview on ABC radio and was prompted by the producer Rachel to think about the challenges and importance of the reviewing work I do for ArtsHub. We live and work on a small island called lutruwita (Tasmania). Most of us work in similar circles, and we know each other socially.Continue reading “The ethics of arts reviewing on a small island’”

Do you want your coffee in a cup or a mug? Ruminating on Tassie life.

For the past week I’ve been spending most of my time driving a Winnebago through remote and far north Tassie communities following the Ten Days on the Island Festival for ArtsHub. It’s reminded me again that for the most part Tassie hasn’t been ‘Monafied’*. It’s still the warm, friendly country town where everyone knows eachContinue reading “Do you want your coffee in a cup or a mug? Ruminating on Tassie life.”

Need a little help to cut through the white noise?

This week I’ve been talking to a number of colleagues in the arts industry and NFP’s about the challenges of working in small organisations with limited executive staff, particularly in regional and remote areas. They spoke of isolation, a lack of trusted networks and experienced people to bounce ideas off; and the tricky task ofContinue reading “Need a little help to cut through the white noise?”

So this is the start of my blog…

HOWDY. I’m a Creative Industries and NFP Consultant based in Southern Tasmania, as well as a writer and reviewer for ArtsHub. I work here locally as well as nationally and internationally. These ponderings will be a complement to my new website and provide you with a backstage invitation into my work and lifestyle here inContinue reading “So this is the start of my blog…”