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 delivered two arts projects in 2013 that have been funded through Arts Council England’s managed funds (not quite the same as the new strategic funds which still require a degree of open application).
Basically they were the funds ACE could allocate itself to seed work, push agendas and fill gaps.
Both projects went really well – achieving their aims and generating support, ideas and enthusiasm. And there is momentum in both to continue, which is excellent and … but how to go about this? The discussions go something like this… 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