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I was told that hard work and innovation was key. I don’t believe that any more

Location: UK » Scotland » G

I’ve spent many years building up a career in arts, arts education and writing; having been taught that hard work and pursuing goals and dreams, of updating skills in technology, innovations and delivering ideas through collaborative practices and forms of being alert and being entrepreneurial, of making sacrifices were valid, necessary, valuable; since October 2010 I don’t believe any of that any more.

Rather than describe my own narrative, because it is shared by a mass of people, simply, my industry is being dismantled daily. So now I’m broke, homeless, hopeless. I have no-one to blame but myself, so instead of readjusting to the new economy and getting a “real job” I waited and applied, and had a nervous breakdown, and don’t want sympathy. I was advised not to try and re-invent myself, but I have no experience other than creativity.

How to now re-establish what creativity means in an arena where education, livelihoods, and intelligence are marginal and disposable.

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