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New Resource Launches: Introducing Navigate Well

What career advice did you get in high school? Chances are it didn’t apply in the fast-paced, opportunistic world of live performance or help you discover how you would fit into it.

It can be hard to prepare for a future in the performing arts because no two people will have the same career. The sector is constantly evolving alongside social trends, world events and advances in technology. Even our high-profile peers are only able to share their secrets to success in hindsight. What’s more, ‘success’ won’t look the same for everyone – not only are our paths different, but our desired destinations as well.

This is exactly why we developed Navigate Well. Our newest guide doesn’t tell you what to do – instead it helps you figure out what matters to you, so you can craft a career you value.

Navigate Well covers a multitude of topics, including:

  • Discovering and establishing boundaries
  • Making financial decisions
  • Common industry challenges
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Choosing collaborators

Because Navigate Well places the control of how you want to work back into your hands, it is useful at any stage of a performing arts career. This is a whole booklet of free career advice you won’t want to miss.

Read Navigate Well now

 

Resources

Anti-Fatigue Toolkit

This FREE webinar explores steps to ensure you’re getting enough rest, including why it’s important performing arts leaders and organisations set up an environment which mitigates this risk to workers. Plus, learn 5 sleep hacks you can start using right away in your busy performing arts life.

Presented by Carly Heard, production management professional and current OH&S officer at Arts Centre Melbourne

Accredited Self-Care

This one-day accredited unit returns after last year’s engaging debut session. Facilitated by Eugene Wong, a leadership and life coach with a passion for helping creatives flourish.

Not in Melbourne or only have time for a shorter course? Check out the rest of our workshops on our website.

 

Support

We frequently promote the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline 1800 959 500 for short-term mental health support. But it can be tricky finding GPs and psychologists who have experience supporting creative professionals in an ongoing capacity. To help with this, MEAA (Media Entertainment Arts Alliance) compiled The Equity Health Database for finding these practitioners in your state (territories not currently included).

If you are looking for healthcare professionals across disciplines other than mental health, you can also browse the ASPAH (Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare) members directory. Remember there will always be others who aren’t listed– so think of these offerings as a helpful starting point.

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