The Long Haul
The Long Haul
Funded by Business Connect.
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.
What does it take to survive and thrive in the creative industries for more than 25 years? Meet four luminaries who have endured in professions that leave most people behind.
Penny Cook – first recurring TV role in 'The Restless Years' in 1979
John Birmingham – published ‘He Died With A Falafel in His Hand’ in 1994
Bridget Ikin – produced ‘An Angel At My Table’ in 1990
Sarah Carroll – performed at her first music festival in 1992
Representing the creative pillars of publishing, screen, music and performing arts, these accomplished professionals have sustained themselves without a break. They’ve juggled career highs and lows, maintained their personal lives while working in the arts (sometimes while in the spotlight), and evolved and adapted their vocations to the changing times.
Learn from our panel about the challenges they have overcome, the twists and turns they have navigated and the opportunities they have taken to become stayers in their fields. What would they share with their younger selves if they could? What do they wish they'd done differently? What was their greatest achievement? And finally - how exactly do they do it?
The event will be facilitated by Monica Davidson, the NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor, herself a writer and film-maker with over 25 years’ experience in creative practice.