4 things arts managers are noticing in their best workers right now

ArtsHub surveyed a range of arts managers to find out what their top workers are bringing to the table right now. Their observations may surprise you.
arts managers, best workers: A young white woman smiling while "high fiving" a group of three other people.

It’s a well-known truism that arts professionals’ energy for what they do usually far outweighs their passion for their pay cheques.

It’s also a widely-known fact that many arts sector workers could be using their topnotch skills in other sectors for triple the pay, but they choose to stay in the arts because, unlike in other industries, they can see how much value their work brings to other people’s lives.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).