Season’s greetings from all at ArtsHub

As this strange year draws to a close, it’s time for us to take a short break before returning recharged and raring to go in 2021.
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Richard Watts

Wednesday 23 December, 2020

When 2020 began, wreathed in smoke and flames, surely none of us could have predicted what was yet to come. Now, as 2020 draws to a close, the ArtsHub team would like to thank you for your company throughout this truly extraordinary year.

It’s been a year in which our small team strove to document the impact of COVID-19 on our sector while at the same time diversifying our offerings through a monthly podcast, The ArtsHubbub; the Artists Essential Toolkit video series, designed to help you make that all-important pivot into the digital world and our Recovery Roadmap Webinars (produced in partnership with Creative Victoria, as were the Toolkit videos) and most recently, our digital conference, Visions 2020.

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Whether you’re a dedicated reader of ArtsHub, or dip in and out of our offerings as needed, we’d like to thank you for your support and company this year.

In the words of our CEO, Sol Wise, ‘In a year of searching for the predictable and the constant, it is the resilience and strength of the arts and cultural community which has helped us through. We want to thank the community for sticking with ArtsHub through the year and I want to assure you that our team will double down on delivering timely and accurate content to help us all navigate what we all wish for in 2021, while hoping that it is also a year of recovery and prosperity for all. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and festive season, and a safe and prosperous New Year.’  

IMPORTANT DATES

Please note that the ArtsHub office closes at 1pm on Thursday 24 December and reopens at 9am on Monday 4 January

Our first e-newsletter for the year will be published on Wednesday 6 January 2021, returning to the regular Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule thereafter.

Please contact Danni Petkovic to inquire about advertising on ArtsHub in 2021.

The compliments of the season from all of us. Please stay safe over the break, and may your 2021 be brighter, happier and more creative.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, a program he has hosted since 2004.

Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management, and is also a former Chair of Melbourne Fringe. The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, he has also served as President of the Green Room Awards Association and as a member of the Green Room's Independent Theatre panel. 

Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. Most recently he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize for 2019.

Twitter: @richardthewatts