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Whether you’re an artist, writer, designer or editor, freelancing is like the ultimate heaven. Finally, you’re free from the shackles of your former work. You’re your own boss. You can pick and choose the jobs you want from a multitude of contracting work.
One person's tragedy is another person's comedy. One person's art, is another's pornography. What follows is a mammogram of my psyche. My own breast test if you will.
You don’t have to be rich, or dead, to donate to the arts.
There, listed as one of the nominees for the AWGIE award for best play was my work, Beyond The Neck. I had to read it a few times to make sure I wasn’t kidding myself. Fantasising. Daydreaming.
As a playwright it is surprising how little time you get to spend in the main creative spaces involved in theatre. If you spend more than a couple of days in the rehearsal room you can be in danger of stopping a director and actors from doing what they do best, making your play better than you could have ever seen it in your head.
If you are disabled and you want to act professionally, where do you go? What are your options?
Dispassionately Critical of Zimbabwe [DISCRIT ZIMBABWE] is a play showing at La Mama Theatre in Carlton from 12 to 29 June. The play comes after months of hope and trepidation for Zimbabweans around the world, following the much-anticipated 31 March presidential and parliamentary elections. Hope for a new era led to a massive turnout of Zimbabweans to vote at the elections, determined to vote out
Dear Arts Hub Diary, When we last spoke I was a month out from presenting a staged adaption of Dante’s Inferno at the Adelaide Fringe. A lot has transpired since then...
International Karate have done the long haul and survived with consistency in the hands of firm old friendships formed in high school. Having been together for ten years with three albums tucked into the decade, bassist Mark Masia proves that time nurtures both a funny bone and a sense of groundedness and thinks for a bit about how it all started...
Josh Fontaine, of Perth band The Stickfigures notoriety, has been going it alone having released his single Holidayz on vinyl to much acclaim but it hasn’t come easy.
I helped a friend move house recently. It's amazing how much stuff a person can accumulate. One of the reasons that there were so many boxes and plastic bags was my friend's massive collection of CD's. Most of the CD's were comprised of show-tunes and cast recordings, but amid all the jokes about needing to upgrade to digital, I couldn't help but wonder, how many of that arsenal of musicals on CD
There is a lot of money spent, and food and booze consumed at Christmas time. There is also a lot of stress and an increase in psychiatric ward patients. Spending time in such a ward around the yuletide season often introduces you to, what I call, 'seasonal madness'.
The Morning After Girls have a had a good run over the past few years. Sacha Lucashenko set the record straight on their seemingly fast tracked career.
When Dorothy returned from the bizarre coloured world of the munchkins to her black and white world on the farm, she burst into tears. She was grateful to be home, and in her own room, in her own bed, with Aunty Em calming her down. She learnt when looking for adventure, she need look no further than her own back yard.
Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre once again lives up to its well deserved reputation of staging innovative works of interest to the glbtq community with its current production of Brindabella.
Considering a career in music? Be part of the Music Hub teaching network in Regional NSW. As 2007 draws to a close, thousands of graduates will pour out of Australia’s tertiary cultural institutions and begin (or continue) to seek out job opportunities.
The Federal Election campaign focused it's propaganda/policies on, "Working Families". This inherently rules out singletons and struggling artists, and more potently, it rules out the unemployed, the homeless and the unstable.
Bookstores and libraries across the world boast shelves and shelves of books on acting of theatre, of biographies and autobiographies, of people in the arts, advice offered by successful or celebrity figures in the arts.
With a new year on the near horizon Ben Montero of Treetops infamy has been well and truly planning his new year. With three bands on the go, having been busy in the studio recording with producer Jonathan Burnside, working on art and planning a tour of Europe I found Montero reflective of the past and humble beginnings of the trio of bands.
Networking – whether you love it or hate it – is a crucial aspect to a career in the arts. As a national service organisation, the Australian Music Centre plays a large role in instigating many relationships between artists in the new music scene.
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