Son of a Bug Trailer from Nicky Tavares on Vimeo. Raising money for a creative project can be a daunting proposition. Crowdfunding sites, if matched with the right project campaigns, can provide a useful template for attracting funds. If you're curious about starting a crowdfunding campaign of your own, check out how some Massachusetts artists are using the site … [Read more...]
What Decision Most Impacted Your Career?
Artists' careers can take many trajectories. In our conversations with working artists, we've asked: Can you point to any one decision you've made as an artist that has had the most impact on your career? Joan Leegant, writer Probably the smartest thing I did was to enroll in a master's program in writing, a low-residency MFA at Vermont College, now the Vermont College of … [Read more...]
What Do You Try to Instill in Emerging Artists?
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...]
Steven Bogart on Cabaret & the permission to create
Steven Bogart is the director of a new production of Cabaret, opening at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge on August 31. It's an intriguing gig, and a good fit for an artist whose creative reach includes work as a playwright, director, designer, painter, and teacher. We spoke to Steven about the new production and his ongoing work as a multi-disciplinary … [Read more...]