Short term contract, long-term exhaustion Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles On the Move: Latest sector appointments and departures A new Senior Curator at Monash Gallery of Art, Adelaide Fringe appoints Head of Industry and Artist Fund, and more. Is the sector over-reliant on volunteers? When you call a plumber do you stop and think "is this person getting paid?" No, because we have labour laws that ensure people are paid for their work. So why do we seem to accept that a different standard applies to workers in the creative industries? Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming Vivid Sydney 2018 opens next week. Here’s our guide to the most valuable events for those working in the arts. How to survive and thrive as an introvert in the arts Do you prefer to listen more than you talk, deep conversation over small talk, solitude over parties – but sometimes feel like you don’t fit in? Here’s how introverted tendencies can help you thrive in the arts. (Premium content) Premium content Nicole McKenzie Monday 30 April, 2018 Working on the festival circuit is like a fairground ride: fast paced and exhilarating, but also exhausting and hard to jump off. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Nicole McKenzie is a writer, performer and event producer. She has written for The Lifted Brow, The Cusp, and various other publications and performed at Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Sustainable Living Festival and the National Young Writers Festival. As a creative producer for the 2017 Emerging Writers' Festival Nicole programmed a literature themed live game show, complete with songs about grammar.