Without independent artists the major arts bodies will die 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 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. Hand over the keys and let in a teen audience (locked) Engaging adolescents in the arts is quite different from - and often more difficult than - family programming. But the rewards for savvy arts organisations are considerable. Inside the art therapy classroom Are you considering art therapy as a career move? Dr Kay Gravell explains how creative arts therapies are taught and practiced. (Premium content) Premium content David Pledger Thursday 29 May, 2014 The arts sector needs to accept responsibility for the inequity on which its success is achieved and not blame it on government. 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 David Pledger is a contemporary artist working within and between the performing, visual and media arts in Australia, Asia and Europe. He is a member of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at Melbourne University and currently undertaking doctoral studies in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne.