I love the flexibility, the variety, the ability it gives me to follow multiple interests simultaneously, the avoidance of office politics and the fact I don’t have to sit through team meetings. I don’t like ‘being told what to do’ but oddly I love working with clients to get the results they want – I think the difference is about coming in as an equal rather than being squashed within a hierarchy. Continue reading
I’ve been applying for lots of opportunities recently – part of my strategy of trying new things, partly because the pattern of my work seems to have shifted from a few large contracts to many small pieces of delivery.
With a great number of applications, comes a mixed bag of responses – some yes, some no, and some are in between (do more and resubmit).
It’s in the midst of this that I’ve been reading Resilience: facing down rejection and criticism on the road to success, Continue reading
This week I was written about – or rather a piece went up on Disability Arts Online’s site based on an interview I did with trainee journalist Lynne E Blackwood. It’s odd seeing yourself through someone else’s eyes.
I particularly liked seeing my passion come out – the reasons why I do what I do.
“The world is not a fair place. The world’s never been a fair place. But I think it’s getting crueller and more unfair Continue reading
Recession-think pops up every now and again. That slight wave of nausea that comes when opening the newspapers or reading another tweet about arts cuts, redundancies and closures. I re-read How to avoid recession-think: swim under waterfalls Continue reading
It’s from Food for Thought – a series of curated meals to discuss diversity and the arts, specifically the Creative Case, Arts Council England’s innovative approach placing difference at the centre, rather than at the edge. See what you think and let me know.
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If you want a version without the background music – click here.
And if you want a transcript – email me directly – joverrent (at) mac.com