Nine myths that shouldn't stop you working in the arts (from the archives)

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Don't be discouraged by the naysayers. Many of the reasons you will hear not to work in the arts don't mesh with reality.

Tell a teacher, parent or even a stranger at a party that you want to work in the arts and you are likely to have cold water thrown on your ambitions. Myths perpetuated about the industry – and some within the arts sector  itself – discourage wannabees from pursuing an arts career.

Madeleine Dore

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