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12 Pieces Of Advice For Artists More Practical Than 'Follow Your Heart'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

"Follow your heart." "Trust your gut." "Find your voice." "Stay true to your vision." It's not that there isn't merit to these oft-touted nuggets of w...

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Balance Planning and Spontaneity in My Artwork?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The key is to strike a balance so that planning and spontaneity are mutually supportive. You can maximize the benefits of both by organizing your time and fostering work habits that will allow these two approaches to complement each other.

19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your Creativity

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts

You don't have to be a famous painter or sculptor to sympathize with the pains of creative block. Whether it comes on like a giant smack in the face o...

The Artist As Applicant

Rachel Mason | Posted 03.21.2013 | Arts
Rachel Mason

The artist as applicant is an artist who is applying for an award that offers money, a studio residency, or an honor. The artist as applicant may be nominated or may respond to an open grant application call. Sometimes there are restrictions (age, locale, gender, education). The artist as applicant often but not always, has another source of income -- a day job, a part-time job, or the actual sale of their art. Some artist as applicants rely entirely on grants for their income.

If You're an Artist, Do You Want a Relationship With an Art Gallery?

Paul Klein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

A relationship with a gallery is a marriage of sorts. It'll have ups and downs, and it's a commitment that needs to be honored and worked on.

HELP DESK: Personal Development

Bean Gilsdorf | Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts
Bean Gilsdorf

Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling -- or any other activity related to --...

Twelve Art World Habits to Ditch in 2012

Mat Gleason | Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

It is 2012, but in the art world it is often still 1966. Some of the "traditions" underlying the business side of the gallery and museum world date back decades. Don't let 'em fool you that they are hip.

Where Can Fine Artists Receive Career Help?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artists' advisors can be distinguished from business managers, who run an artist's career, reps, who sell work, and public relations firms, who publicize, in that their goal is to set the artist on a career path.