The most read ArtsHub stories of the decade (2010-2019)

Over the last ten years we've been following stories that matter to the arts sector, from funding cuts to how to look after yourself. Here are the most-read stories we've published over the last decade.

Teen years are tough. At ArtsHub we saw ten years of troubling news unfold between 2010-2019 and also people asking us for help. As the sector got tougher some of our most popular articles were those looking at how to cope: finding wellness and calm or just finding better ways for artists and arts organisations to work.

Dating from 2016, this article was about how knit-one, pearl-one is actually good for your brain and can help you build up better social connections. Based on studies about the power of creativity, the article makes links between reducing mental health issues and crafting. Studies have found that ‘74% of people reported that knitting lessened their fears and kept them from ruminating about their eating disorders; and 53% said it provided satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.’

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George Dunford is Director of Content at ArtsHub and Screenhub. He has written for Meanjin, The Big Issue, Lonely Planet, The Good Food Guide and others. He has worked in digital leadership roles in the cultural sector for more than 10 years including at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Wheeler Centre. You can follow him on Twitter: @Hack_packer