After being on the receiving end of three redundancies from major corporations before turning 30, David Read sought a more stable career (what?) by jumping into the arts sector. He and his partner bought a performing arts venue that was on its knees and due to close, and subsequently turned it into a great success story – today The Butterfly Club is renowned internationally as an iconic cabaret venue, which has given a start to performers like Tim Minchin and Eddie Perfect. He is now co-producer of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival – now in its seventh year – that takes place 14-26 June.
How Creatives Really Make a Living
Often how creatives really support their practice is hidden. We ask emerging and established creatives to get candid and share with us how they've managed to pursue what they love.