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Some thoughts after Wild Conference

Photo by, and used with kind permission of, James Phillips, one of a beautiful set from the two days.  Last week I spent two days at Wild Conference, the latest try at an Arts Council England-commissioned national arts conference, following … Continue Reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL BUMPER BAKER’S DOZEN +1 FIVE A WEEK 14: LOTS OF THINGS TO READ & THINK ABOUT

1. IS THIS JAPANESECONCEPT THE SECRET TO A LONG, HAPPY, MEANINGFUL LIFE? I don’t want to get too touchy feely on you, I promise. But the picture above struck me as a useful summary of the kinds of trade-offs/hunt for … Continue Reading

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Five a Week 9: Some Things to Read & Think About

1. STORIES FROM THE HOUSE BAND This is a brilliant fanzine put together by Maddy Costa to record some of the stories emerging from Unfolding Theatre’s fantastic Putting the Band Back Together project. I should declare an interest as I’m … Continue Reading

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Five things people forget about resilience

Engage have just published an edition of their International Journal of Visual Art and Gallery Education themed around resilience, with a wide range of articles looking at various applications of that word, in an equally wide range of contexts and … Continue Reading

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Governance as leadership, boards as borders

Governance is one of those perennial areas of life that no one ever seems quite happy with – in the cultural sector as in the larger political sphere. Open a discussion about it and it more often than not talk … Continue Reading

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Some brain expanding questions

After my keynote at the Kumuwuki/Big Wave Regional Arts Australia conference in Goolwa, I did a series of talks, discussions and workshops on adaptive resilience in Brisbane (with the help of Arts Queensland and State Library Queensland), Melbourne (with the … Continue Reading

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