Why is ‘amateur’ such a dirty word?

Why is ‘amateur’ such a dirty word? Especially when associated with the arts? The term ‘amateur theatre’ or ‘amdram’ often conjures up images of badly acted productions in poorly designed sets stuck together with gaffer tape* in chilly village halls, when in fact, it’s where most of us started out. I owe my current careerContinue reading “Why is ‘amateur’ such a dirty word?”