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Wahija Pervez. A black and white image of a young woman in a headscarf, laughing and holding a mobile phone. A brick wall frames her on the left. She is a fashion lecturer and PhD student.

Why I'm studying... PhD in Circular Fashion Design

Designer Wajiha Pervez is making news by using AI to reduce fashion waste. As a PhD student and lecturer at…

Sick pay for artists and arts workers. Image is an illustration of a person with a purple jumper in bed holding their head and a thermometer under their arm. A table has a glass of water and a tablet on it and there is a calendar on the wall. Also some coins are hovering in the image.

How to apply for sick pay as a creative

Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee has finally expanded to include artist and creative workers, with the pilot extended until March 2025.

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The other work

Independent artists often do other work alongside their art making, but how does it sit within their arts practice as…

Filmmaking student Felix Wilkins (far right) and two friends sit on a couch and can be seen through a video camera screen in the foreground.
Education & Student News

Why I'm studying... Diploma of Screen and Media

Aspiring filmmaker Felix Wilkins chose to study close to home at Collarts in Melbourne. He says meeting fellow students is…

Mind Games. A young girl in a VR headset holds a virtual globe in her hands.

Mind Games: crafting better conversations around mental health, gaming and tech

Immersive artist Darren Vukasinovic wants to see more nuanced conversations around mental health and video games.

Artist insurance. Photo of a person wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans, smiling as they paint a colourful mural with a paint brush. In their other hand they are holding a paint bucket.

How risk aversion is impacting insurance for artists

Elevated working platforms sending insurance sky-high for arts workers and artists.

Education & Student News

So you want my arts job: Publishing Managing Editor

Kevin O'Brien manages both staff and books in his busy, very much hands-on, senior editorial position.

David Hannam

Screenwriter David Hannam shares tips for would-be TV writers

If TV is entering its 'post-Golden Era' there are still some dos and don'ts to keep you on the right…

Li Cunxin, Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet. Image supplied

Exit interview: Li Cunxin, Queensland Ballet

Mao’s Last Dancer has had an enormous impact on the ballet world, not only in Queensland, but across Australia and…

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Architectural historian and writer

As a child, Peter Andrew Barrett spent endless hours exploring Melbourne's rooftops and alleyways. Now he works to preserve and…

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