Arts Smarts

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So, you got the talent, the idea, the skills? Great - but wait, there's more: Sam Grover shares some nifty tools to help you through the admin.
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Sam Grover
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Is all press good? Perhaps not, but Gina Fairley has some smart tips on how you can turn negative press around.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Rejection stings, but is inevitable in the arts – Madeleine Dore finds out how creatives can move through painful moments to learn and improve their art.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Do you prefer to listen more than you talk, deep conversation over small talk, solitude over parties – Madeleine Dore has advice on how being an introvert can help you thrive.
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The Big Idea Editor
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One way to make a living in the arts is to teach other people how to do what you do. Find out how startup Enrichme are helping artists do just that. | Sponsored by enrichme
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Sam Grover
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Independent artists sometimes have only a vague sense of how working with a producer might benefit them - or even what a producer does.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Ace screenwriter, script advisor and educator Kathryn Burnett schools you up on nailing your script.
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The Big Idea Editor
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From the outside looking in, it can seem like others possess the secrets to a flourishing career in the arts. Madelein Dore digs deeper, revealing that no one really knows what they're doing.
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James Littlewood
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If you're an artist, you probably need to think more like a business. Sam Grover explain why.
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Sam Grover
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The Big Idea is big on mentoring. And so - it turns out - is the folk diva of Dunedin, who takes the time to mentor, and to be mentored. She explains it all to Sam Grover.
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Sam Grover