Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...
Study finds attending plays feels as good as a pay riseNews : The Stage: People who attend plays have a level of wellbeing equivalent to the amount of happiness derived from a £1,000 annual income increase, new research on the social impacts of culture has found.
Sublimotion fuses food and projectionInAVate: A new ‘theatre of the senses’ has fused eating with a projection mapping show to create what must be one of the most impressive – and expensive - dining experiences ever. Sublimotion, located on the Spanish island of Ibiza, is the brainchild of renowned chef Paco Roncero. If diners aren’t fazed by the cool €1,500 per head cost, they can take a seat at the dining table which becomes the canvas for a colourful projection show.
D.C. Plays Close Quickly on Broadway StagesArts Desk: After just 16 performances on Broadway, Arena Stage's multi-million dollar production of The Velocity of Autumn closed yesterday. Producers made the announcement last Wednesday, mere hours after the play received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Ticket sales were dismal, the New York Times described it as "a little strained and too whimsical," and neither its acclaimed stars nor director Molly Smith couldn't save it.
Skunk Works: A Place for InnovationField Notes: What happens when you try to create something new in your organization? You might be lucky enough to be able to go off in a corner and sprint through the design work without any disturbances. But more likely, you are encumbered by some pesky obstacles otherwise known as policies and procedures. You work tirelessly, are just inches from a reaching a Eureka! moment, only to have one of the following happen:
You get thrown out of the conference room because you didn’t sign up for the time slot
You get dragged into staff meeting
You need authorization from your boss to go further, there are no approval forms in the tray and the printer is out of ink
And then a donut or facebook or something shiny catches your attention, and it’s another day before you come back to your big idea.
Why Artists Will Always Work For FreeAndi Osho's Life Blog: This week I compiled a list of what I’m working on to help me better manage my time. The list included screenplays, short films in different stages of completion, various smaller projects and of course, this blog –none of which are paid.
Across the internet there's much talk and lamentation for and from the poor, struggling artist who is abused, taken advantage of and disrespected by an industry that seems to expect them to work for free. While that does happen, I have another take on working for free or, as I think we should rebrand it, working for potential.