When setting up as an artist in the marketplace it is best to push away the arts council, the arts establishment, and the various departments like Austrade and AusIndustries. It is most important to get over your feelings that they must be included in your business world. Today, to get anywhere, you have to ignore every one of them. Resist the notion that some good is there with them. There are no repositories of insights and founts of wisdom to be found with them. None is to be found because they relish pathological altruism. It’s all about their policy of altruism and never about any unexpected results that is caused by them ‘doing good’. Follow this link for more comment: Pathological Altruism | Pieter Zaadstra High Thunder eMagazine.