Hi! I’m Amelia, I work in the arts and I don’t really believe in job titles.
I do believe in sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other, which is what this website is for.
I also believe that if we’re really being creative, then our careers probably won’t fit a blueprint.
No one ever told me at dance school that I might end up running a music management and events company or be a communications consultant, that I’d sit on boards or programme festivals or judge funding applications. I definitely didn’t think I’d win any awards or become a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow.
I thought I’d become a choreographer. I didn’t.
Most of us working in the creative industries are making it up as we go along. Which is hard. If you, like me, wish people had been a little more honest about how things really work, this site is for you.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from working with hundreds of artists and people in different creative fields, it’s that half of the battle is working up the courage to show up. The other half is figuring out how the hell to make our ideas work.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I’ve worked with some brilliant people and organisations over the years from whom I’ve gleaned some really helpful insights, which I’d like to pass on.
I’d also like to say, for the record, that no one really knows what they’re doing - you’ll be fine.