Currently deliberating over this year’s Network of Independent Critics cohort, independent critics Jo Trainor and Daniel Perks know all too well just how beneficial the experience can be for content creators looking to pursue a career within arts journalism. The world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts the best globally and just under 3 million arts goers. With so much going on, covering as much as possible can prove difficult; however creating the opportunity for independent critics to cover different genres of performance helps to diversify the arts journalism landscape. This is the Network of Independent Critic’s aim, to offer opportunity to underrepresented writers. Both Jo and Daniel have now taken over from co-founders Laura Kressly and Katharine Kavanagh to organise this year’s experience; they both talk to us about the introduction of well being sessions for this year’s participants.