tangerine_now Getting things done.
Last time I asked a question here it was because I was sick of my country. Today is similar yet different: I am tired of my work field. I work in arts and culture. Sounds fun no? Except it is pretty much all about money. Everything is but the problem with the arts & culture industry is that a lot of people in it think it should not be. To put it bluntly: they (I am talking about mostly artists here but also quite a few managers) believe that their work is highly relevant for society but that society (i.e. money etc.) should not be relevant to them. That it is up to the rest of society to provide the financial context for them to function. Leaving aside the artists I know who do have a healthy attitude towards financial responsibility, at least to sustain themselves. With the current budget cuts in the sector and the political landscape turning against ‘us’, the self-centred indignation has only increased. And I am sick and tired of it.
And so I: a) thank you for putting up with my grumpy rant so far, and b) ask you to suggest a new area for me to work in. Some know – about – me a bit, others can get to know me through my goals, profile and blog. Bring it!
EDIT: Oh yeah, thanks gottawonder! Maybe it would help to explain what I do now. I write funding applications most of the time. I am pretty good at those by now. This does not mean that I need to necessarily continue doing it because it is exactly here in the land of funding opportunities that the world becomes all whingy-whiny. :-/