As an artist, spending money on non-essentials is a difficult concept to get behind. When you’re struggling to make rent, putting money into an abstract project is hard to justify. Why should you put money toward something that might help you when you can pay for something that you need to do now.
Setting a base price is difficult enough: You have to assess the state of the market, your relationships with potential collectors, your sales and exhibition/performance history, your volume of output and perceived demand. Then comes a patron. You "run the numbers" which, for most creatives, means you worry about it for a while. A number floats into focus.
I had been thinking about writing a song that encourages silliness, which is a basic necessity of life. So often we take things way too seriously. This song is a reminder to myself that life is a gift.
"Song for the New Decade" is part of the 2012 album Pop Art, an album that uses short-form, modern-day pop songs as formal inspiration. The idea was to put straightforward jazz compositions into the framework of the modern pop song format.
Insights into how artists can use radio (both locally and nationally) to help their work and ideas reach a larger audience.
Every creative person builds creative content. Learn about protecting that creative content through copyright, trademark, right of publicity, patent, and trade secrets. Also, what happens after protecting the content, specifically, licensing rights to and from other parties and enforcing rights against other parties.
An introduction to USAprojects.org, a non-profit site built exclusively to help artists fund their projects (almost $4 million in 3 years).
So much of an artist’s access to exhibitions, grants, and residencies begins with proposals. Learn basic time management, organizational skills, the components of a successful proposal, and useful virtual tools.
Prepare for creative careers in today's job market. We will discuss cutting edge practices for developing resumes, written materials, and online portfolios, as well as strategies for finding jobs and building networks to support and develop career paths.
Basic building blocks that artists, songwriters, and producers need to get their music careers started properly.
An effective board of directors starts with well-intentioned, caring and committed members, but a great one takes more than having good people.
Chicago, the City in a Garden, is well-known for its green accomplishments. Beyond its miles of green roofs and bike lanes lies tremendous opportunity for artists to partner with the region’s leading environmental organizations. This panel brings together key institutions in the region – the F
WordPress is an easy content management system. Learn the basics, the dashboard, how to run a clean site, plugins, security and where you can take your site from here.
Discover practical and proven action steps to secure the funding you want for your arts organization.
Based in New York, Fractured Atlas provides services to artists across the nation that lower the barriers to creating artwork. Yet one of their most well known services, fiscal sponsorship, remains a hazy concept for many individual artists.
Your Facebook fanpage is like a second website but is often the first contact your audience has with your brand. This intensive presentation will help you understand the basics of how to use Facebook as an extension of your brand and elevate you, your art form, and/or your organization's presence online.
Why it's sometimes best to think small, how to fund small projects, what challenges to expect, and what the impact of small-scale projects can be.
Think like an entrepreneur! Set your mission and professional goals, identify resources and organizations to take your career to the next level, via Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Panelists discuss their successful efforts to create cost savings and greater operational efficiencies through shared services.