Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

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The artist’s emotional green room

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 31, 2017

Your favourite artist may seem to be larger than life – a little bit ‘magic’. But all working artists know the truth. We’re just human and this is how we recharge.

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