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For someone with an arts career spanning all of four years it seems pretty ballsy to be giving career advice, but Edwin Kemp Attrill might be worth hearing out.
As part of Mental Health Week (9-15 October), we look at the practice and career opportunities in art therapy.
After two years as Head of Programming, Michael Williams has now taken over the reins from Chrissy Sharp as Director of The Wheeler Centre.
Kathy Keele’s move into arts management came after almost 30 years in the corporate world, in marketing steel, railroads and wood products, telecommunications and mobile phones. Are the leadership skills needed in business and the arts so different?
Melbourne Festival Artistic Director, Brett Sheehy began working in the arts by writing reviews of plays. Hanging around theatre foyers immersed him in the arts industry and became the stepping stone for what has become a long and illustrious career.
As careers go in the creative industry, one might say that the role of a Festival Director is revered and thought of as even quite sexy.
How do you go about writing a professional, attention grabbing media release and what makes it news?
Why on earth would you want to be an artist? That’s not a real job. What could be behind that dream of ‘being an artist'. Imagine...
You’d think that the head of a major writers festival would’ve been inspired to undertake a career in literature after a revelatory reading of Dostoyevsky or Faulkner, but for Melbourne Writers Festival Director Steve Grimwade it was spoken word featuring hip hop artists and punk rockers that drew him in.
ARTWORKERS ALLIANCE: Making a career for yourself as an artist is about understanding that you are a business.
MTC: Everybody has a skeleton in their cupboard and early in my interview with playwright Robert Reid, he confesses that, as a boy, he regularly committed 'Goon Show' pastiche.
LUCY GUERIN INC.: Far more than a stage version of a ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ audition, what emerges in award-winning choreographer Lucy Guerin’s 'Untrained' is a highly entertaining collaborative work that reveals something of the nature of artistic movement and how we express and expose ourselves through our bodies.
DOING THE FRINGES: Are you trying to break into the arts? Chances are no matter what you do – you’ve got to do a fringe. They’re essential training grounds for a whole range of people involved in creative practice from lighting to marketing, performance to stage design.
AUDITION SERIES: Audition Disasters. Marea Jablonski Head of BGM Management in Melbourne has had many actors over the years call her after auditions saying it was a disaster and they were never going to get that job. ‘And that’s the job they get,’ she says.
CAREER ADVICE: We’re told the bell tolls for journalism. Newspaper circulation is down across the globe, newsroom floors are running with the blood of retrenched journalists, the GFC demolished advertising revenues and now a lot of people, some would argue the majority, have turned to aggregated online stories to get their news.
CAREER ADVICE: Lots of people throw the term ‘the arts’ around – “I’m working in the arts” “I’m an arts worker” or “I’d like a career in the arts”. But what does this actually mean? If you know you want to work in a creative field, here are a few ways to narrow down your interests and get yourself on the path to paid work.
JOURNALISM: We’re told the bell tolls for journalism. Newspaper circulation is down across the globe, newsroom floors are running with the blood of retrenched journalists, the GFC demolished advertising revenues and now a lot of people, some would argue the majority, have turned to aggregated online stories to get their news.
QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL: There’ll be barbeques going backstage, international and local bands playing at 13 different venues including on a steam train, circus workshops for the kids, markets and a lot of people staying in tents as the 14th Queenscliff Music Festival takes over the town at the end of the month.
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS - ARTSTART: Trent Suidgeest needed money to get known, a WAPA theatrical lighting designer graduate, he needed a brand, a logo and in order to develop a sustainable career he needed to travel from Perth to the east coast to make contacts and develop a strong network. He got money for that.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA: ArtsHub's interview with Dr Tedd Gott continues, drawing on several key works selected to illustrate major cultural and art historical themes and sub-texts represented in the Staedel Museum 19-20th Century Collection.
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