Post Archive — May 2018


How to improve your employability

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 28/05/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Inspiration, Making change

In the era of the gig economy, one of the core skills all artists and arts workers need to master is how to be employable for life While the rest of the world is waking up to the pros and cons of the “gig-economy”, characterised by short-term contracts and casual employment, the creative sector shrugs its shoulders and asks, 'Hasn’t it always been that way?' Well, yes and no – David Throsby’s latest survey for the Australia Council on professional artists’ earnings and work practices, noted that the forces of globalisation and casualisation of employment have also been felt in the arts, with an increasing number of artists reporting moving to a portfolio career. This is where, instead of being employed by an institution in a linear trajectory of development, a professional artist must navigate a range of contracts, development opportunities and employment to continue their creative practice Read more...


The Myths Of Self Care

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 12/05/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life

I have been running on less than a full tank due to a lingering cold that arrived at Easter and stayed around until Anzac Day. With all the symptoms of headache, congestion, fever and fatigue, I had to take a few days off and take it easy to recuperate. What is challenging when you are in a paid role can seem insurmountable when you are self-employed. Not only do you have to allow yourself time to rest and relax, but also keep the anxiety bugs at bay. So this month I have been reflecting on self-care and how it fits with the world of creativity, leadership and business. What I have found is what it is not.... Read more...


Case Studies

Megan Barlow

Albany Lane recently worked with Megan as she set up her new business venture.

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Libby Varcoe

Albany Lane has been working with Libby as she was transitioning through a career and life mid-point.

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