Burnout - The Creative's Challenge
6:00 PM18:00

Burnout - The Creative's Challenge

Burnout – many of us will experience it in our career. Join our panel as we discuss how to spot, cope and manage burnout better.

Rubato Upstairs is delighted to be the supporting partner for this very timely event, presented by Never Not Creative.

Is burnout systemic in the creative industry? What is causing ‘creative burnout’, and how can we manage it?

Many of us will have experienced burnout from our work: whether it’s long hours, overcommitting yourself on a project, or unrealistic expectations from your client or boss. Regardless of the cause, burnout can be severely detrimental to your health, wellbeing and relationships.

Join our panel:

Prue Jones - Creative Director, Fjord

Mirella Marie - Founder, Womentor & Creative Director, Studio Vertigo

Carol Mackay - Co-Founder, Design Business Council

Andy Wright - Never Not Creative

We'll be sharing stories of our own and our workplaces along with research into the mental health of our industry.

We'll ask:

- is burnout inevitable?

- is avoiding burnout, just avoiding long hours and the pressure of deadlines?

- how can we spot the signs of burnout?

- and how can we help each other to cope or avoid burnout in the future?

Reserve your place today.


This is a free event. The ticket fee is to secure your place and will be refunded when you turn up on the night.

We do this to ensure you're serious about attending and so we can maximise registrations for people who are really engaged in the topic and want to support the Never Not Creative community. Hope you understand 🤗

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Rubato Talks #1: Bringing people together in a creative venture
6:00 PM18:00

Rubato Talks #1: Bringing people together in a creative venture

What is the best structure to attract and maintain a diverse group of people in a creative venture?

For our inaugural Rubato Talks event, we’re thrilled to be hosting Compton School founder Dr David Court, who will share some of his own big ideas about the future of the creative sector and present a taxonomy of business structures ranging from the theatre company to the movie studio and talent agency. Learn the business logic behind the characteristic structures of the creative economy. 

Don’t miss this free event aimed at anyone working in the creative industries - from screen to theatre, design, music, publishing, media and communications. It will inspire you to rethink the way we co-operate.

Places are limited, reserve yours now!

Drinks to follow at the Tempo Rubato bar, located downstairs.

Dr David Court
David is the founder of Compton School, Australia’s first creative business school, and was previously Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film Television & Radio School, where he led the highly regarded Masters of Screen Arts & Business program. He has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions including Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Dean Cavell’s The Wiggles Movie and Andrew Horne’s The Animated Leunig. As author of Film Assistance: Future Options (Allen & Unwin, 1986), he was policy architect of the Film Finance Corporation established by the Australian Government in 1988. David holds a PhD from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

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