Arts Smarts

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Embracing failure is one of the hardest challenges we face as professionals. How to use those failures is a lesson all arts organisations need to learn.
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The Big Idea Editor
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From building in rest periods to taking extended sabbaticals, raising a family or reassessing your career, here's how and when to take a break even when you love what you do.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
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Systemic issues, hustle culture, financial necessity and personal ambition can make it difficult to set boundaries. We ask experts to share thoughts on how vulnerability and self-compassion can help.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
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Scoring the job doesn’t always lead to the confidence boost you'd expect. Many people in the arts suffer from crippling self-doubt. Here’s how to get on top of it.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
Author Steff Green.
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No publisher? No problem, says one of New Zealand’s most prolific and profitable authors.
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Steff Green
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Independent creatives share tips for dodging distraction when working from home and how to set up a work space that works for you.
Author: 
The Big Idea Editor
Illustration by Jessica Thompson Carr (AKA Māori Mermaid)
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If you're feeling stuck and unsure of your next move, there’s a simple yet powerful Japanese concept that could help.
Author: 
Sam Grover
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They can be tricky, but writing approach emails is going to be a key part of your career as an artist. Here are some tips from a pro on how to do it right.
Author: 
Sam Grover
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Love it or hate it, the elevator pitch for your ideas is a key part of being a successful creative. Here’s how to get it right.
Author: 
Sam Grover
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Find out how you can grow your income and flex your creativity with passive income.
Author: 
Steff Green