H/T to Joe Patti for bringing the #MyBreakthrough campaign to my attention. Nutshell: it’s an effort by UK based Arts Emergency to help realize how important it is to encourage and provide opportunities for emerging talent.
By encouraging people to tag & tweet about the person(s) who “gave you some key advice or encouragement early in your career,” it helps veteran arts professionals just as much as it does emerging talent.
It’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed with the seemingly unyielding force that are pandemic driven needs, but this initiative is a good way to pop up and take a breath by way of acknowledging what makes us stronger as a whole thanks to selflessness and mentorship.
Take a moment today and skim through the growing list of #MyBreakthrough tweets and be sure to contribute something when you have a moment.