Guest bloggers: Hank Boland and Jess Hutchinson
Last week’s blog posed the question ‘Why do you keep doing this?’ None of us was too shocked that the responses about pursuing and continuing a life in the arts were personal and subjective. There might be a few of us that pursue arts because it is a family business, and some that are in the mix because of the security, but mostly it seems that people are driven by their continued passion. (You can still throw your two cents in to that discussion, or perhaps like many of us, you need to keep your two cents because that money goes towards rent).
Those responses got us talking around The League about how we measure personal and individual success. Institution and organizations have a multitude of metrics to measure their successes and shortfalls, but how do you, the individual artist, administrator, theatre maker, measure your own success?
What convinces you that you can chalk one up in the win column?
Is it how you make your money?
How you spend your time?
How you live?
When it seems like the fates are conspiring against you and even strangers appear to relish in your defeat, what do you keep in the trophy case of your soul that gets you out of bed in the morning?