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Why You Should Be Suspicious Of The 'Creative Economy'

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.11.2015 | Arts

One-thousand six-hundred fifty-four. I'm not teaching this semester, but if I were, that is the one number that I would want everyone to remember. It...

10 Things About Having an Opera Career That You Don't Learn in School

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

As someone who has been working in this industry for the past 15 years, I wanted to share with all of you some of the tidbits I wished someone had told me when I was starting out. Brace yourselves - it's not all pretty.

Career Options for Creatives (Finding a Job)

Karen Atkinson | Posted 07.27.2011 | Style
Karen Atkinson

Many artists hold down a number of jobs in their life. The key is to find a job that allows you to keep making your work and that is satisfying or at least challenging.

BLOGWATCH> 20 Best Pieces Of Advice From Artists And Photographers In 2010

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on December 30, 2010 at 2:00pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Though we've evolved over the past few years, there's one central theme to My Modern Met that's never changed. By sharing today's best modern day expe...

Getting Your Sh*t Together: Ask GYST (Keeping Track of Information for a Work of Art)

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

What are the basic pieces of information I should keep track of for each work of art I make and sell? Kimberly B., Painter Los Angeles, CA It is vita...

Creatives at a Crossroads

Janelle Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Janelle Brown

If the only real option left is to work in advertising, shilling Shrek 11, why would anyone bother? Certainly, people don't fantasize about moving to LA to make viral Pampers commercials.

In Praise of the Working Artist

Ben Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Lee

I first came to Los Angeles to make an album in 1996. Having grown up in Australia, I had a very romantic, and probably not uncommon, view of Hollywood as one giant star-making machine.