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 Is your organisation queer-friendly enough? From gender neutral bathrooms to the use of language, we speak with arts practitioners who are championing more inclusive workplaces. Dark secrets of stealing rare books (locked) Theft of books has occurred for centuries, but cultural institutions don't always want to talk about it. We speak with collection managers who protect some of our most valuable artefacts. New exhibition offers visceral experience of Indigenous languages (locked) The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum will be transformed into a mixed media experience to explore Indigenous languages Don't get caught in a rip this financial year As a creative, choosing an accountant who understands you and your business is important, especially as we head towards the end of financial year. (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.