The move to digital and hybrid working immediately made arts employment and engagement more accessible, flexible or even possible for many. However, just being more accessible didn’t make our sector accessible, flexible or inclusive enough, nor did it mean those changes stayed in place once we started to re-emerge.
Delighted be hosting a roundtable discussion about our hybrid future at Regional Arts Australia’s hybrid Artlands conference this September.
When the first COVID-19 lockdowns hit last year, many vulnerable and marginalised communities became immediately more marginalised. In response, Adelaide’s artists and arts organisations took their work online as a way to keep showing up for people suddenly disconnected from their communities, and to make sure their diverse stories and experiences could be shared.
Managing team wellbeing can be a challenge at the best of times – and the best of times seem very far away. As we settle into our newest new-normal, our teams are stressed and preoccupied. Many are still recovering from being distanced from the social, cultural and creative interactions important for their health and happiness.Continue reading “Putting People First in ProBono Australia”
Digital and hybrid work is nothing new – but it has never been so ubiquitous or so clearly understood, nor changed at quite this rapid pace. In a post-COVID creative sector, we need to take the opportunity to reflect on our recent experience and imagine new, hybrid arts organisations that allow for more flexible and effectiveContinue reading “How to Make Digital and Hybrid Work in The Big Idea”
Here are two things about me: I work from home. And I manage teams remotely (or I have done in the past). At the start of 2020, these things – while nowhere near unique – were still rare in the circles I worked in. Most of my friends, colleagues and clients went to work eachContinue reading “Digital, flexible and accessible: launching Our Hybrid Future”
The panic and pivots of COVID-19 have depleted our sector and left all of us exhausted. For those returning to our venues and offices, it’s tempting to go back to our former work and delivery practices – which were, in many ways, were less flexible, less accessible, less diverse, less productive, and certainly less compatibleContinue reading “Don’t Ditch The Digital in ArtsHub”
Thrilled to see Hybrid Future featured on the Books+Publishing website ($). “Former Writers Victoria director Kate Larsen has received funding of $11,475 from the South Australian Arts Recovery Fund to publish a new arts sector resource on digital and hybrid work and delivery. ‘Our Hybrid Future’ will include tools, tips and templates to ‘revisit the logistics andContinue reading “Our Hybrid Future in Books+Publishing”