COVID Safe guidelines released by Live Performance Australia

Live Performance Australia (LPA), the peak body for Australia’s performance industry, has released a comprehensive set of COVID Safe guidelines to support arts and entertainment workers in anticipation of the…

Elle Nichelle, the introverted entrepreneur, empowers voice educators

For many creative people, the events of 2020 have inspired a fair amount of introspection. Elle Nichelle has the type of artistic mind that can produce something good when the…

Musical Theatre personality Debora Krizak launches The Really Useless Candle Co.

You may be familiar with The Really Useful Group, especially if you’re a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Australian theatre performer Debora Krizak has given the impressario a cheeky nod…

Support Local: 7 ways you can sustain Australian musicians

Make Music Day, scheduled for 21 June, is a felicitous reminder of the importance of live music in our country. In August 2018, Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the…

Together With You: Arts Centre’s new digital program

With more Australians seeking education and entertainment while observing social distancing measures, the Arts Centre has responded with an uplifting digital initiative. “When we closed our doors we recognised the…

All your eggs in one basket: is a portfolio career recession-proof?

The lead up to Easter feels very different this year. In such uncertain economic times one tends to reflect on their career choice in order to keep up with the…

Lost your gig? Music Industry calls for $750M relief package

The good people at I Lost My Gig Australia have been working hard to collect data on behalf of the live performance sector. With many major events being cancelled every…

Live performance industry faces an extraordinary challenge

Tony Burke, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister, echoed the sentiments of every arts and entertainment sector worker in a press conference. While people around the world work around the clock to…

We have a spirit that is unburnable

Flames have ravaged our sacred land and many Australians face the loss of life, homes, animals, and livelihoods. The task of relief and recovery seems insurmountable, yet the outpouring of…

#savethearts: How do we increase the visibility of the arts sector for a new decade?

In the lead up to Christmas and the new year, those in the Australian arts sector have been left disheartened by Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to restructure federal departments.…

I am my business: a day to celebrate entrepreneurs

If you’re a business owner you can likely pinpoint that moment in time when you were inspired to realise your business idea. There was a niche in the market that…

My birthday wish is to pay-it-forward

Tomorrow, I’m another year older. As I reflect on my past birthday blogs, I’m grateful that I listened to the voice in my head that told me to pursue a…

Something to sing about

There is plenty to celebrate here at The Serenade Files’ HQ. This year, I’ve published four independent issues of my digital magazine and in doing so, I’ve had the pleasure…

Some sound advice for aspiring audiophiles

Tom Heuzenroeder is an award-winning sound designer based in Adelaide with over a hundred credits to his name on IMDb. Some of his more recent credits include I Am Mother…

15 things performers can claim as tax deductions

A knowledgeable accountant is a worthwhile investment when it comes to preparing your tax returns as a freelance creative. However, it is worth being informed about what you are entitled…

Entertainment Assist champions for wellbeing

Mental illness and artistic creativity are often seen as being inextricably intertwined; opposite sides of the same coin. While, as a society, we like to mythologise the lives of tortured…

11 tips to fund your art through grants

Among the variety of ways that we can fund our work, grants are amongst the most prominent in Australia. Devising and writing a grant is an art form in itself,…

Chill out with our digital magazine

I’m so excited to announce that the second issue of our quarterly digital magazine is now available to view online. Our inaugural issue is still live so you can enjoy…

Angelic Music in the studio

One of the things I enjoy most as a musician is collaborating on projects with fellow artists. Loretta of Angelic Music is one such artist, who happens to be our…

Vanessa Immink on ‘Co – Lab’oration in the arts

New Zealand producer Vanessa Immink has teamed up with Disco Turtle Productions for the Adelaide Fringe premiere of her award-winning show Talofa Papa. A trained musical theatre artist, Immink has…

21 sites for paid arts opportunities

A working artist rarely relies on a single job. Most creative people have a portfolio career and juggle multiple clients and income streams. There are glamorous moments but most days…

A Knights’ Tale: the Trials and Joys of Being a Self-Funded Producer

What does Oklahoma and Popeye have in common? A visionary South Australian musician with a big heart. On a 12°C night in May, I met up with Emma Knights at…