🗂️ [[Published Works]] # The Cost of Cultural Ambition 📰 **There are no shortcuts to meaningful and sustained engagement in the arts.** ✍🏻 [[Jeremy Neideck]] (2016) *[Currency House: Investing in Cultural Leadership](https://currencyhouse.org.au/)* [Read on Medium](https://medium.com/@jeremyneideck/the-cost-of-cultural-ambtion-29487fea9d2d) [Available to download](https://currencyhouse.org.au/node/185) ## Abstract Money on its own cannot and will not generate positive change — there are no shortcuts to meaningful and sustained engagement in the arts. Change requires time, and effort, and groups of people willing to share a lifetime full of experiences. If the structures that we as artists feel most comfortable living and working inside are not ones that our audiences want to meet us in — maybe it is we who must venture out into the cold and play in their backyards. ## Launch Video <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KveLxvpJtKs?si=f3gtdULhNUMe9mhi" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" referrerpolicy="strict-origin-when-cross-origin" allowfullscreen></iframe> ## Publication Information This essay was commissioned and published by [Currency House](https://currencyhouse.org.au/) as part of the [Investing in Cultural Leadership Mentorship Scheme](https://currencyhouse.org.au/node/185) supported by the [Copyright Agency Cultural Fund](http://copyright.com.au/culturalfund/). This scheme is designed to encourage three aspiring cultural leaders to gain confidence in their public expression of writing and speaking by working with a mentor. My mentor was Professor Judith McLean. You can download and read all of the essays [here](https://currencyhouse.org.au/node/185).