Brief and attention-grabbing - but beyond that, this fellow’s artist statement could use some work. Few artists enjoy writing them. Some, if pressed, might admit they don't look forward to reading them. But chances are that you'll someday encounter an opportunity - a grant you'd like to apply for, a juried exhibition, etc. - that is going to require you to submit an artist … [Read more...]
Articles of interest to emerging artists.
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...]
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 realize your vision. Instead of relying solely on traditional grant programs (such as our Artist Fellowships or Local Cultural Council grants), which may or may not match up with your project's … [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 2018.) Direct Funding for Artists When Massachusetts individual artists ask us about grants, our first response is to strongly encourage … [Read more...]
We're delighted to welcome artist-entrepreneur Jessica Burko to share keen insights into optimizing your online presence as an artist. Getting More Out of Getting Online by Jessica Burko So, you make stuff. You are an artist/designer/craftsperson/artisan. You also have a blog/website/online shop and frequently update your Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Pinterest … [Read more...]