Money: the Arts and Funding

The wake of the fallout from the Australia Council’s latest decisions with their Four-Year Funding (including the news that NAVA, Legs On The Wall, Force Majeure amongst many other prominent and iconic bodies did not receive funding) made me think about money in the arts in general. Making a viable living as an artist has been a…

Musings on playing solo

As a solo artist, I have to say this: I hate playing solo. I hate the feeling of being placed under scrutiny, with everyone’s attention placed on me like an unerring laser. Yet, I persist. Mind you, I’m not complaining about being given gigs. In fact, I know there are times when I actively pursue…