Seven habits of mind that will boost your arts career

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Peta Mayer

Career-building isn't all skills and it isn't just who you know. Self-awareness can make your attitude and approach a tangible asset.

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We tend to think of the arts as a space of non-conformity, where self-expression is welcomed and conventionality is ​sneered at or satirised. But the increasing professionalism demanded of arts practitioners has shifted emphasis onto unspoken codes of conduct. In the hustle of today’s art world, it is incumbent on workers not only to excel at their trade, but also to sell their trade, all the while maintaining sanity.

About the author

Peta Mayer has a PhD in English Literature from University of Melbourne