Speaking up for the voice 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 We need a national day for the arts Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration? On the move: appointments and resignations National Art School Director appointed plus Federation University announces the new Director of the Arts Academy Ballarat and Gippsland Centre of Arts and Design. 10 ways to work smarter, not harder this year Working hard is not the same as being effective. Reorient your work style and you can have both ease and achievement. Teaching doctors empathy through art Health care students are developing their empathy, moral insight and cultural awareness through a program that helps them look at art. (Premium content) Premium content Dianna Nixon Thursday 9 January, 2014 The authentic Australian voice is neither Ocker nor BBC English. It's much more complex and it needs support. 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 Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Dianna Nixon runs Wild Voices Music Theatre in Canberra and recently completed a Churchill Fellowship studying the developing voice.