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11 Things Highly Creative People Sacrifice for Their Art

Jamie Varon | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Jamie Varon

To be a creative can often feel like a choice that is both insane and thrilling in equal measure. There are thousands of jobs that are far more certain and stable than an artist's work, yet true creatives know that there really is not a choice to be made.

When the Business of Art Gets Too Much, Artists Get Themselves a Manager

Daniel Grant | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

To prosper as an artist, career counselors to visual artists continually advise that one has to devote as much serious attention to the business aspects of this work as creating it. To some people, the business part of art may take precedence over anything else.

10 No-Nonsense Tips for Landing a Career in the Art World

ARTINFO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts

Congratulations, you've got your shiny degree in curating, art history, or critical theory. Now, how will you make your way in the notoriously cutthro...

The Myth About Boards

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When a strong board isn't developed and nurtured, the staff leadership will almost always find them deficient. Artists and arts managers alike will complain that the board is not generous. This will lead to budget constraints, cash flow problems and worse.

Can Women In The Art World "Have It All"? Responses To The Atlantic's Contentious Article

ARTINFO | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Anne-Marie Slaughter's recent article in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," has kicked off a typhoon of debate across the country. Sla...

Some Recent Additions for Artists' (Career) Bookshelves

Daniel Grant | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artists often have very specific questions -- Can I deduct this? Is doing that legal? How can I sell work from my own studio? -- to which they hope to find specific answers in these books, and it requires the authors to know something about what preys on the minds of artists.

How This Couple Went From Working With Beef To Stained Glass

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It was 1978 when a strike at an Iowa beef-packing plant left Mark and Jeanne Bogenrief without a job. But like they say, when one door closes another ...

Governors' Art Awards Catching On

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

State budgets always seem to come up a bit short, so what's a governor who wants to provide more support for the arts supposed to do? A few examples from around the country may reveal some answers.