March 30, 2020

Here is the reality. This is going to be a tough beginning. We are in tough times. Take your time reading, and be curious about what comes up for you as you move through. Notice your breath, your heart beat, tensions within your body. I recommend you read from a ground...

July 24, 2019

Let's get down to helping you and your creative team to spring clean your artist wellbeing practices and prepare for Edinburgh!

I've had the honour to be working with and supporting various companies in the run up to Edinburgh this year & have recently shared this advic...

June 19, 2019

With Edinburgh Festival Fringe just 6 weeks away, here's my annual series of tips for a happy fringe for all. Not exhaustive & written just from my perspective as someone who has come for many years as a producer, programmer and punter, and now lives in Edinburgh.


April 15, 2019

I've been encouraging artists to use Check In/Outs (CIOs) for some time now. CIOs seem quite simple at a glance - before you set to work everyone checks in with each other & before you finish everyone checks out. This practice can lead to the creation of safe working s...

October 10, 2018

It really seems like the creative industry is waking up to the profound need for better mental health support and provisions.  The Actors Centre in London have partnered up with mental health group Talk to hold weekly support sessions. It's great to see real and proact...

August 31, 2018

Arts Council England has launched a £14.4 million fund for research and development projects called Developing Your Creative Practice.

Grants between £2000 and £10,000 will be made available to individual artists and practitioners, “without the immediate pressure of sho...

March 5, 2018




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March 4, 2018

Part of the practice of Artist Wellbeing is about identifying risks and developing the skill of being able to recognise when creative risks become dangerous to physical, mental and/or spiritual wellbeing. This recognition, definition and relationship to risk assessment...

January 17, 2018

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry took to the stage in Advertising Week Europe and shared his ideas on the creative process.  The Drum captured these ideas in a blog post and then the London based company called Sciberia created this visual and fun guide to the creativ...

January 10, 2018

In December 2017 Ruby Glaskin (independent theatre producer for Milk Presents) made an inspired move to gather together a great bunch of like-minded theatre/performance folk whom she knew had a keen interest in the wellbeing of artists.  Award winning theatre producer ...

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