One of the strange things about being on television is that it creates the impression that you’re busy, jetsetting and living some sort of glamorous, high profile existence. To be fair, i did get to go to the Logies but it isn’t all tedious and bizarre nights surrounded by people who dig up people’s gardens, reality TV rejects and innebriated 17 year old soap stars. Juggling E-grade celebrity and a real life is actually a bit of a challenge.
As with any kind of contract work, the pattern of the last few years is that i am really busy in bursts (like the two or three months of the year when Not Quite Art has been in production) and rather un or underemployed a lot of the rest of the time. If anything, it seems that people are less likely to think of me for other gigs because i appear to be busier than when i am doing something more invisible like directing a festival or building a web site.
This week, after watching my bank account dwindle while still in my pyjamas at 3pm in the afternoon, I thought that now might be as good a time as any to flag far and wide that I am actively looking for work, projects, and/or things to do that might pay me a bit.
I do have projects on which mean I am not a 100% available but I do have a surprisingly large amount of time. I have a few projects and hobbies to support (such as the increasingly fruitful attempts at Renewing Newcastle) and a few TV type projects on the boil that are unlikely to seriously dent my time until the middle of 2009. Aside from that I am very available and very flexible for the right projects.
What am I looking for? Something new. A fresh challenge. I’ve got skills and experience in media making, broadcasting, web development, political machination-ing and lobbying, media management, marketing, project management, organisational management, festival direction, curation, urban renewal and an extraordinary network of artists, media contacts and creative communities that can be plugged into for good projects. Failing that, i’m facing being really unemployed and can type reasonably quickly.
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