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Artist Advice

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.

Four Attitudes That Will Help You Succeed As an Artist

Hilary Harkness | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

The goal most of us share is to feel good about our practice, connect with other arts professionals, and get our work out there for people to enjoy. So what is the right mindset to cultivate to enable your success and fulfillment as an artist?

George Lois's Innovation Bible 'Damn Good Advice'

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Long considered a legend for giving Esquire's covers in the sixties the force of Picasso's "Guernica," Lois shares his 120 commandments for creativity in Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!).

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.