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How To Cope With All Your Major Art Events Being Cancelled
When it seems like the art world has been called off…
Art Girls Jungle 04 Apr 2020

Did that big work opportunity get cancelled this month? We know, it sucks, but we bet that millions of other people have all had their fair share of cancellations, postponements and personal heartbreaks in the last few weeks. It’s a pretty rubbish time to be planning anything right now, and as much as we know that we aren’t the only ones who have had major events called off, it still hurts. So, here’s a few ways to feel better about what’s (not) going on in this super crazy world right now. 

Firstly, You’re Allowed To Be Upset

It’s unlikely that at least one event that was a big deal to you wasn’t cancelled recently. I mean, everything has either been delayed or called off, so if you are that one mystical human who is completely unaffected, I hate you. In the meantime, the rest of us have experienced major life and career shake-ups, so when you first get that bad news, feel free to cry it out before you do anything else. 

Secondly, Wo-Man Up And Realise Everyone Else Is In The Same Boat

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Destiny’s Child

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We’re all in this together girlfriends! Yes, your major event will no longer be happening, but practically every single other person in the universe is in the same position. Don’t take it personally, we’re all going through a difficult time.

See If There Is A Way To Re-Schedule

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princess diana being a style icon in 1996.

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Right now, the idea of re-scheduling seems like a daunting task. That said, it’s worth trying to re-organise events where you can, it will give you something to look forward to once we’re all out of quarantine

Use This Time To Make Sure You Are Even Better Prepared For The Next Event

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Winona Ryder poses during an interview in New York 1989

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Being stuck at home sucks. But hey, maybe you can use this time to make sure you are even more prepared to kick-ass once you are back killing it at major art world events. Had you rushed your presentation, or not done enough research? Now’s your chance to be even better then you already were.

Keep Yourself Busy 

It’s so easy to think about “what if’s” concerning both the past and the future, but the past has already been and gone, and the future is super uncertain right now. Instead preoccupy with other activities, read a book, visit a museum online or listen to a podcast.

Let It Go

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Penelope Cruz, 1993

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Getting upset is natural, but it’s such a waste of energy. Forget about whatever it is that got cancelled, and use that energy to do something that makes you feel happy!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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