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 Ultra-cool arts festival experience for UTAS students From a series of high-profile installations at Dark Mofo and The Falls Festival to a portable sound stage at Mona Foma, University of Tasmania students are enjoying remarkable real-world artistic opportunities. Vocation vs occupation: why you should follow your heart at university Getting cold feet about the course you’re enrolled in, and dreaming of better things? Trust us, you’re not alone! Get business smart with a Diploma of Creative Enterprise Step up to your new career with a Diploma of Creative Enterprise from Acknowledge Creativity. Designed for a new generation of arts leaders and entrepreneurs, the Diploma offers the perfect fusion of imagination, creativity, and business acumen. How a new generation is preserving culture for the future The University of Melbourne’s Master of Cultural Materials Conservation equips students with high-level technical skills and trains them in cultural competency and cross-cultural respect. (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 Join 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 members-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 ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Master servant: Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in Sydney Theatre Company's The Maids – Photo:Lisa Tomasetti Maxamoo 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.