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Struggling Artists

When Did You Realize You 'Weren't' An Artist?

David Toussaint | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

True artists are built with their expression intact, and we live in a world that doesn't necessarily reward the gene. If success hits, and hits often, then it's terrific and applause is proffered up.

Can artists Procreate Without Going Bankrupt?

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 03.16.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

In a way, artists are prepared to make excellent parents because they are used to finding creative solutions to financial hurdles, something most parents have to do many times in their child's lives, regardless of their occupation.

Want to Be the Next Macklemore? Listen Up!

Reid Wegley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Reid Wegley

Lively is currently accepting applications from artists who want to take advantage of its content manager here.

'Learn To Say F**k You To The World'

Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts

While many a struggling artist is told "follow your heart" or "don't give up on your dreams," we think the most powerful advice is often not suitable ...

The Pragmatic Artist: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

As an artist pursues their creative endeavor, whether to make a career of it to sustain themselves or as a personal outlet, their pursuit must happen within the confines/parameters of the "real" world.

We Are Not All Artists the Same

Leslie Odom Jr. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Leslie Odom Jr.

You're a new face. You're a new talent. You're a new voice. No one has any idea what you bring to the table. You must accept this stage and commit yourself to delivering the goods every single time you get an opportunity.

I Love My Job, But It Made Me Poorer

JD Samson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Samson

I'm trying to keep up with artists who have had a similar amount of success as I have had, trying my hardest to appear to be making the same amount of money as they are. But I just can't pretend anymore. This is my coming out.