City arts don’t have a monopoly on excellence 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 Hitting the road to get regional support right Create NSW is hitting the road, pulling up a chair and sharing a cuppa with artists and arts workers, to get to the heart of matters that impact regional arts practice. How to attract audiences: a radical rethink Arts organisations are ‘snow blind’ with demographic data that fails to explain what really makes audiences buy tickets. There is a smarter alternative. 20 ways to read more Some of the world's most successful people read voraciously. But can mere mortals do it too? You don’t need to be a starving artist Negotiating the difficult balance between financial viability and a life in the arts is possible but it challenges the idea that you can be anything you want. (Premium content) Premium content Lindy Hume Monday 27 October, 2014 When a Townsville-born show is up for an award against metropolitan arts giants, it’s time to stop talking down to regional arts. 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 Lindy Hume is Artistic Director of Opera Queensland.