Arts Smarts

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There can be internal or external pressure to "pick one thing" in our careers, but several arts professionals share how they embraced multiple passions, paths and creative pursuits.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Passionate about a creative pursuit, but too scared to turn it into a full-time career? Here’s some expert advice to help you make the leap.
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Kate Powell
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Its the time of the year that we review what's working. Arts industry figures share their stories about knowing when it's time to seek the next challenge, and how to handle the process of moving on.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Thinking about returning to university after a long gap, or for the first time as an adult student? Shihad’s Jon Toogood has been there, done that, and has some advice.
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Steff Green
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If you work in the arts, at some point you’re bound to experience the dreaded rut. Kathryn Burnett has some top tips for moving forward the next time your creative juices stop flowing.
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The Big Idea Editor
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For writers, performers and other artists, social media can be both fertile and frightening. ABC’s Osman Faruqi shares some tips on looking after yourself online.
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The Big Idea Editor
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Big Idea Editor