Cultivating resilience in the face of chaos (from the archives)

Connectedness, self-care, a playful outlook and finding meaning in difficult experiences can help you bounce back from setbacks.

Chronic uncertainty pervades the arts sector and has a significant impact on the personal well-being of artists, according to Adelaide-based therapist Alison Robb.

While the impact of the 2015 Brandis raid on the Australia Council and the consequent disruption of funding cycles and organisational funding is well known, structural issues inherent in the arts sector’s day-to-day operations result in further complications. 

Unlock Padlock Icon

Like this content?

Become a Member and unlock unlimited Access today

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts