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Parallel realities: the outdoors in the opera house. Behind the scenes tour. I'm usually in an unassuming office at @lamonnaie.demunt for my duties at @operavision.eu, but today we're taking a little tour and seeing the opera house behind and in front of the scenes, in all its splendour! #opera #operahouse #classicalmusic #music #architecture #artsprofessional #ornate #belgium #travel #work #bruxelles #lamonnaie
Behind the scenes tour. I'm usually in an unassuming office at @lamonnaie.demunt for my duties at @operavision.eu, but today we're taking a little tour and seeing the opera house behind and in front of the scenes, in all its splendour! #opera #operahouse #classicalmusic #music #architecture #artsprofessional #ornate #belgium #travel #work #bruxelles #lamonnaie
Behind the scenes tour. I'm usually in an unassuming office at @lamonnaie.demunt for my duties at @operavision.eu, but today we're taking a little tour and seeing the opera house behind and in front of the scenes, in all its splendour! #opera #operahouse #classicalmusic #music #architecture #artsprofessional #ornate #belgium #travel #work #bruxelles #lamonnaie
Check out this incredible multi-sensory installation in Tokyo: an illuminated greenhouse filled with living plants and vegetables, wired to trigger a symphony of light and sound when touched by visitors. . The interactive experience, a highlight of Tokyo’s 2017 Design Touch event, encourages greater sensory interaction with out food supply. . Sound designer Ray Kunimoto incorporated sounds made with the actual vegetables displayed, in combination with traditional instruments. . The sky’s the limit when delivering a standout creative project – how could you bring your vision to audiences? 🌟 . 📸: Spoon&Tamago via @colossal . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #creativeindustries #tokyo #raykunimoto #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Ever wondered how art could solve #publicsafety issues? A small fishing village in Iceland is showing the world how it’s done. . Welcome to Ísafjörður, where eye-popping optical illusions have been meticulously painted into pedestrian crossings and appear to hover above the road. . Inspired by a similar project in India, the project has drawn so much attention to pedestrian safety that they will probably be rolled out around the rest of the village. . Creative problem-solving at its simplest and best 🌟 . 📸: Gusti via @mymodernmet . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #creativeindustries #opticalillusion #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Whatever it is you have to bring…bring it. Start with what you know, and learn along the way. . Don’t hold back until you are ‘perfect’ before pursuing your path, and don’t allow others to diminish what you have to offer. . Everyone has something to offer, and it is your differences that make you valuable – particularly in the arts, which is overwhelmingly homogenous and ultimately self-limiting where problem solving is concerned. . Your unique experiences and perspectives have value, and can be the difference that audiences have been waiting for, so don't be afraid to speak up 🌟 . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #creativeindustries #bringit #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Do you rely on your workplace to keep your #skillset up-to-date? If so, you wouldn’t be the only one. . But no flashy job title can compensate for the lack of time and resources invested into pushing you forward – you will be left behind, simple as that. It's time to take charge. . Unlike other industries where #professionaldevelopment is compulsory, the culture of the arts doesn’t necessarily prioritize learning in the same way. . To some, it is even considered a good thing to ignore new creative direction or input, favoring traditional knowledge and skills at the expense of changing audiences, new technology and better techniques. . Maintaining your #competitive edge needn’t be costly or dramatic – but it will involve your focus. . Accept opportunities as they arise: attend gallery launches, open studios and professional forums; upskill with courses in basic business skills or public speaking (often available for free through local councils or community groups), collaborate on multi-arts projects and events – noting all accomplishments for your CV. Learn what you can! . Prove your relevance in the contemporary arts workplace by becoming its most valuable asset – on your own terms 🌟 . 📸: @bimberkeck_ via @biobod . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #creativeindustries #skillset #upskill #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Ever wished to create your own ‘Alice in Wonderland’ meets ‘Willy Wonka’ world? These trippy optical-illusion #tiles from @casaceramica would certainly get you started. . The British tile company has created a skewed #checkerboard system to trick the eye, now functioning as the entry to its showroom. . Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) claimed that ‘the straight line leads to the downfall of humanity’…so why not surround yourself with creative things that make you smile (and do your bit to save mankind? 😉) . Happy Monday 🌟 . 📸: @colossal via Laughing Squid . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #creativeindustries #casaceramica #Hundertwasser #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Time is more valuable than money… and #money is not the primary barrier to #engagement within the arts. . Cultural organizations need to prove they are a worthy investment of people’s time, but it is easier to blame admission prices or fees than to question relevance of products, programming, or marketing techniques. . Are you operating at a time when people can conveniently attend (and enjoy it)? Can they find parking easily or get a decent meal nearby? Can you guarantee they won’t regret their experience? . When the value of our audience’s time is acknowledged, we are in a better position to focus on #relevance and on creating truly unique and engaging experiences – ones which audiences will choose to prioritize 🌟 . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #creativeindustries #galleriesandmuseums #colleendilenschneider #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
You can compete on #quality, or you can compete on #price. And those who understand quality will never argue over price, because they know it always represents value. . What does this mean for the #creativeindustries, where overqualified people are underpaid, and upaid internships are standard – promising a way to ‘get your foot in the door’? . Firstly, think twice before you pimp out the goods for free (or almost free). If you have valuable skills, an employer of value should pay you for them. No institution or company with vision can deliver a consistent, professional product with a volunteer workforce. . If you choose to pursue an unpaid internship or to volunteer, ensure that you have a firm agreement about the benefits and responsibilities to both parties. . How can they help you flesh out your CV? Perhaps your work can be displayed and promoted in a pop-up exhibition, you could curate a show of your own, or publish research. . Remember - when applying for paid work, having lists of unpaid internships on your CV may indicate that your skills haven’t been worth paying for, and this can work against you.  I’ll say it again…know your value! 🌟 . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #internship #volunteer #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
#BlazeLounge brings the magic back to live music as we create platforms for emerging musicians to share, perform and record music in unique spaces; from old mills to libraries, living rooms and festival tents. . . . . Originally hailing from the North-West of England, @hayley.collins.92 has fast made a name for herself playing delicate songs with Tori Amos intensity as well as songs with all the wit and intelligence of the great Regina Spektor. 📽 @bushamann . . . . #Music #YoungProducer #YouthLed #Curators #ArtsProfessional #Arts #YoungLeader #Talent #Unsigned #Undiscovered #BlazeFestival #Festival
Want to know some #redflags for identifying toxic workplace cultures (before you accept that new job offer)? . Here are some useful pointers via @fastcompany: . 1) Superficial perks (ping-pong tables, company freebies) are not the same thing as a positive work culture – it’s just ‘stuff’; . 2) Are they too quick (or too slow) to want you? This can be a problem – they may be expanding without vision, or being disrespectful by wasting your time; . 3) They should be able to respond to your difficult questions – what is the company policy to mental health? When did they last pursue a truly unique project? Can they respond to feedback you’ve had from current employees there? . 4) What’s the general atmosphere like? Listen to your gut. Take note of how other staff behave and interact when you enter the space/ business/ institution (snoop a bit!) 🌟 . 📸: @slowdownstudio . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #workplace #inspiration #fastcompany #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Go check our latest #BlazeLounge series on YouTube. @berryblacc & more artists to follow! . . . . #BlazeLounge brings the magic back to live music as we create platforms for emerging musicians to share, perform and record music in unique spaces; from old mills to libraries, living rooms and festival tents . . . . #Music #YoungProducer #YouthLed #Curators #ArtsProfessional #Arts #YoungLeader #Talent #Unsigned #Undiscovered #BlazeFestival #Festival #Producer
A gentle reminder: nurture your sense of #wonder and #curiosity.  It will ensure you retain your creative edge and make life more enjoyable. . What might that mean for you? Take a walk in nature, chat with children, read something new or challenging, take a day trip to the country. . See things with new eyes! And always carry a notebook and pen for the new ideas that will come your way when you do 🌟 . 📸: the fab @teken_ing . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #idea #inspiration #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
5 things you should know about working with #volunteers in Galleries & Museums: . 1) Recruit wisely. Are they excited by your content, and by sharing it? Can they fill skill gaps? Will they faithfully deliver the vision? . 2) Ensure adequate staffing to provide them with engaging and varied tasks, supervise them and nurture a positive volunteer culture; . 3) Clearly outline volunteer responsibilities with an induction, a policy and an agreement – ensures that both sides understand their rights and responsibilities. Welcome feedback from them with a suggestion box (or similar); . 4) Recognize volunteers! Most cultural institutions simply couldn’t open their doors without the unpaid hours they offer – tell them that. Develop their skills, promote their achievements to the community, host social activities, celebrate their birthdays; . 5) Heartily welcome all new volunteers into the family, and celebrate the contributions of outgoing volunteers. Offer references where appropriate 🌟 . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #howto #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher
Beware of diverting #focus from your main goal to continually invest in back-up plans. . In achieving a single great #aim, we cannot spread ourselves too thin with side projects out of fear that our Plan A will fail. . In other words, ‘go hard or go home’. . If Plan A doesn’t work after exhausting all possibilities – revise it, and make another Plan A. . The #creativeindustries desperately need committed professionals with vision, who are prepared to go all the way and challenge the status quo. . There is #nolimit to what can be achieved with our creativity and determination – particularly when challenging the limitations imposed by our own professions 🌟 . #thedailyculturepreneur #entrepreneur #culturepreneur #dailytip #biztip #art #arts #artist #culture #design #artsprofessional #creative #planb #galleriesandmuseums #artgallery #museum #aimhigher