The most important thing in the arts

As the Australia Council faces $110 million in lost funding, Deputy Chair Robyn Archer argues for the importance of 'saplings and ground cover' to the resilience she considers the essential skill for the sector.
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This speech was presented at ArtsHub2015 industry conference.

The most important thing to consider right now, in my opinion, is Resilience. No matter hard we work, no matter how brilliant our ideas, or our rigorous and skilled our practice, how ethical our stance or disciplined our business acumen, if we do not work to develop and maintain resilience, then everything we in the arts have worked for, and all that we have built, is vulnerable.

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Robyn Archer
About the Author
Robyn Archer is a singer, writer and director who has performed throughout Australia and the world. She is Artistic Director of the Canberrra Centenary and chaired the advisory committee for the Adelaide College of the Arts.