Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we share responses from a question posed many times before (but useful nonetheless!): What is your advice for emerging artists? Cristi Rinklin, visual artist Work hard, don't be afraid to take risks, be resourceful, and find your community. These will be the people who will … [Read more...]
Articles of interest to emerging artists.
This is an updated version of a previously published article. So, you have a creative project (an unfinished film, music album, graphic novel, etc.) and you want funding so you can adequately - make that epically - realize your vision. Instead of relying solely on traditional grant programs (such as our Artist Fellowships or Local Cultural Council grants), which may or … [Read more...]
Ethan Murrow (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow '16), WOODLAND MADRIGAL - SUCCULENT ODE (2016), graphite on paper 52x36in You're a Massachusetts artist and you're looking for grants. Here are some ideas. (Article updated July 2016.) Direct Funding for Artists When Massachusetts individual artists ask us about grants, our first response is to strongly encourage … [Read more...]
We've been exploring some of the practical issues working artists face in their creative careers. We asked curators, arts leaders, and visual artists: What's the first thing you'd tell to an artist looking for new opportunities to present his or her work? Brian Crete, Creative Director and Gallery Administrator, UFORGE Gallery It's best to start slow and have a clear … [Read more...]
On the blog, we've had the chance to exchange ideas with dozens of Massachusetts artists, exploring their work and the way they make it. A number of these artists, along with creating their own work, also teach. What do they try to instill in emerging artists? Here, we share some of their insights into the creative life. Melinda Lopez, playwright Break your characters. … [Read more...]