Preface // I wrote this reflection at the end of of my postgraduate year at VCA in 2010. It was a play on the vocabulary that I've picked up then - namely "I don't know (pronounced "noy")" and "I reckon." I chanced upon this today, and find it most relevant still, and thought to kickstart… Continue reading a living reflection
Today, I want to specifically give a shout-out to what we call Independent artists, and the organisations and personnel that work daily to support and facilitate them. Namely Metro Arts, and Theatre Works, and the wonderful people in their teams. For sharing in the risk by investing in work before others would, and in doing… Continue reading Can I get a bit of cred here?
At the “Independence” Within an “Industry" session at #ATF2015, I raised the point of currency. I wondered about how we could redefine currency in the way we work. I get it though: we do need to pay our rent and bills - of which exist in an economic world that we cannot avoid. And I… Continue reading What else is possible? What is my worth as an artist?
Since beginning the inquiry into The Artist as Entrepreneur, I have been recognising some of my daily struggles, and wondering about how to work with and through them. I spend most of my time working alone. Apart from the solo practice in my performance making, I am more often than not, alone in my home-office… Continue reading Solo Co-working
At the end of my recent participation in travelling residency, Time_Place_Space: Nomad, the key reflections I came home with centred around: How do we artists think about our financial situations, as well as the cultural narratives around our financial situations? Why do we subscribe to, and perpetuate the “struggling artist” narrative? Why do we cringe… Continue reading The Artist as Entrepreneur