Why we need sensitivity, generosity and kindness in the arts

The arts sector can sometimes feel cut-throat, with qualities such as vulnerability, sensitivity and kindness coming a poor second to competitiveness. Artists, writers, musicians and arts publicists share how being good and kind can be wearing, but worth it.

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Being kind and generous are important qualities in any industry and often rewarding – either through internal satisfaction or external recognition. Yet such qualities also require sensitivity in order to flourish – a quality that is often cast negatively: “You’re too sensitive”.

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Madeleine Dore
About the Author
Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator