It’s August next week and you know what that means? Summer’s nearly over, and what a strange summer it’s been. No art fairs, very few holidays, and galleries viewable only when wearing masks. But as summer comes to a close, and many of us get back to work, there are nerves flying over the art world about what the post-covid summer will look like. So, want some tips on how to prepare? Then read on!
Acknowledge The Reality
The best way to prepare is to be honest with yourself. The world has changed and the art world has certainly changed with it. Now’s the time to acknowledge how things are different and what the “new normal” might look like. You’ll be doing yourself a big favour by taking note of how life might look once summer ends.
Speak To Your Colleagues
Check in with the people you work with, whether they’re within your working environment or outside of it. See what they’re doing to adapt to our new work environments. They might have some good tips on how to navigate the changes. Speaking to others is also good for our mental health generally. Social interaction is always a good thing.
Keep Up To Date With What’s Happening On A Local AND A Global Level
If the covid-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that our world really is global and interconnected on every level. So, it should go without saying that it’s a good idea to keep tabs on what’s happening everywhere, not just in your city. You never know how something happening across the globe might have an impact on your work next door.
Embrace The Change
Avoiding the situation will only make moving forward more difficult. Embrace the new working environment. You never know, you may even get to like it.
Focus On The Positives
Yes, things are changing, but not necessarily for the worse. Some things may have improved and this new state-of-play will throw many new opportunities your way. Keeping positive and acknowledging the good changes will make everything a lot easier.
Take Some Time For Yourself Too
During all this time of uncertainty, it’s important that you take some time to have fun. Don’t preoccupy yourself with work 24/7. Relax, meet with friends if it’s safe to do so and enjoy the little things in life!
Text Lizzy Vartanian