HUSTLE + THRIVE (H+T) is a multi-channel learning space for conversation on living, working and thriving in arts and culture. We will engage you in discussions around equity, accessibility, inclusion, value and impact of cultural products, learning opportunities and more.
Our guests are artists, creators, culture contributors, workers and supporters in Ontario, Canada, sharing about their unique experiences, their work, and how they got to where they are. HUSTLE + THRIVE will be presented through the 3 Things You Need to Know About… series, and our discussions will be loaded with key points to take away.
HUSTLE + THRIVE is a WorkInCulture production, as part of the biennial Creative Works conference.
The Next Generation & Future of the Arts
Have you given any thought to how the freshman set of the arts sector are doing? Imagine being a post-secondary student about to graduate and then comes a pandemic. In this episode, Amanda Singh, Hana Glaser and Julien Rutherford, share their concerns about the future of work, what skills to prioritize and what decisions are made on behalf of youth and emerging professionals.
On the other hand, they are still optimistic and ready to offer solutions. With their experience organizing the Culture’s Compass virtual conference by Humber College this June, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the conversations around representation and equity in the arts, they are motivated and hopeful about the recovery and rebuilding phase. In this vein, they are challenging decision makers, government and funders to make deliberate efforts regarding their interests, contributions and place in the sector.
Culture's Compass Conference: https://www.culturescompass.com/
3 C's of Arts Etobicoke - Community, Collaboration & Creation
During this pandemic everyone is constantly adapting and adjusting. There is no clear sense of when it will end, but we have to keep going and doing what we do best. This attitude is what keeps Arts Etobicoke strong during challenging times like this. In our chat with Akshata Naik and Heather Ervin we learnt that feedback, teamwork and remaining positive are key to exploring and creating new opportunities. The Arts Etobicoke team is adopting new skills, and taking a community and solutions focused approach to create quality programs, nurture connections and foster engagement with their local arts community.
3 Things You Need to Know About Arts Etobicoke: https://www.creativeworksconference.com/episodes/3-cs-of-arts-etobicoke
How a Comedian Copes in a Pandemic
Much like surviving a career transition from banking to comedy, Stephan Dyer knows he will be able to get through a pandemic. The first 2 years of “bad” stand-up didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion and he has since performed over 300 shows around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is a vulnerable time for the arts sector, so we checked in on Stephan to see how he’s coping. We talked about what he is doing to run his public speaking school, MalPensando, his thoughts on productivity during a lockdown, and why he thinks artists are powerful.
3 Things You Need to Know About Coping with Challenges: https://www.creativeworksconference.com/episodes/how-a-comedian-copes-in-a-pandemic
"We're Not That Far": Living & Creating In North Bay, Ontario
From drawing to parenting to arts administration, a key theme across Jaymie Lathem's career is shifting across different practices and activities. In this episode, she talks to us about the impact of motherhood on her artistic practice, with funny anecdotes about raising children while being a creator and leading an arts organization. From our conversation you'll also get a better sense of what North Bay's creative community looks like, including the challenges of thriving alongside other industries and the wealth of creative talent and programming in North Bay, Nipissing. As a bonus, you'll get to hear about some of Creative Industries North Bay's upcoming initiatives to build support systems.
Learn more about Jaymie and get the 3 Things You Need to Know About North Bay Creative Community: https://www.creativeworksconference.com/episodes/living-creating-in-north-bay-ontario
The Power of Storytelling
10 years ago, Emily Mills posed a question on social media about the lack of representation of diverse women at leadership events. Many women could relate, so she created How She Hustles. Fast forward to today, this network has produced several events, a virtual village and digital content for diverse women to connect, be inspired and prepare for success. On this episode Emily joins us to talk about ways How She Hustles provides space for stories of diverse and underrepresented women.
Get 3 Things You Need to Know - HERE:
The Art of DIY
In this episode, M. Falconer takes us through her start as a self-taught visual artist making Deadmau5 helmets to having her work appear on the CBC, in Flare and showcased at Nuit Blanche.
We talk about drawing inspiration from her community and the importance of local arts organizations like the Nia Centre for the Arts , why it’s important to create your own opportunities, and why she thinks a business & entrepreneurial mindset is critical to succeeding as an artist.
In addition to the Nia Centre for the Arts, M. Falconer has been involved in other communities, including R.I.S.E. - Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere and Artscape Launchpad.
Get the 3 THINGS you need to know HERE: https://bit.ly/2RAUfLf