You must treat female artists with respect Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Transgender, cabaret, and working in retail Shop assistants and department stores are rich pickings for comedians. Cabaret performer Zeb Direen uses a transgender character to explore dark issues with a comic touch – and a lot of feathers. Sydney scores musical trifecta with blockbuster productions Minister says a trifecta of blockbuster productions demonstrated NSW is home to music theatre, and is balanced with pop-up Shakespeare festival. Review: Dark Mofo 2018 Hobart’s renowned winter festival encourages punters to take risks, and rewards visitors with fascinating arts experiences. Review: St. Vincent at Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney St. Vincent can carry a 500-strong audience on the voice alone, but the guitar is a hell of a bonus. (Premium content) Premium content Stephanie Eslake Friday 16 March, 2018 An open letter to the classical and orchestral sectors about the mistreatment of female artists. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Stephanie Eslake is a writer and editor who won the City of Hobart Australia Day 2017 Young Citizen of the Year Award for her contributions to arts journalism. She is also a finalist in the 2018 Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Awards (2016 semi-finalist; 2017 finalist), and was the inaugural 2017 Kill Your Darlings New Critic Award winner. Stephanie has degrees in media and music and has written for Limelight Magazine, SBS, The Music, RendezView, and Warp Magazine among other leading Australian publications; and has produced radio and podcast features. She has worked as a staff writer at The Mercury, and and Co-editor and Publications Mentor through the Hobart City Council's Platform youth arts and culture magazine. Stephanie runs CutCommon (cutcommonmag.com), an online magazine for young classical musicians, which she founded in 2014. CutCommon was shortlisted for the Classical:NEXT 2017 Innovation Award, and an inaugural print edition has just been released.