One of the hardest things to do as a busy artist is to set aside time to visualize your big career goals. It can be much easier to focus on the tasks at hand than to push ourselves outside the comfort zone and dream big. It can also seem easier to think and fret about making progress and not actually do anything about it. Well, it's time to just take action and make amazing stuff happen. Sign up for this challenge, and we'll help you make a plan in a week. Daily prompts, plus a free check-in at the end! Link in profile. #IWillDELVE #artistempowerment #creativeentrepreneur #goalsetting
We've created an online course that is perfect for you if: you have trouble writing about your work, you don’t have the time or motivation to prepare written work to apply for opportunities, or even if you love writing about your work but aren’t sure if it’s working to enlighten your audience in the right way. Course launches in May, and link in profile for more info and to sign up for giveaways and sales! #artistempowerment #writingforartists #artiststatements #creativeentrepreneur
Alice Neel. #inspiration #aliceneel
Writing an artist statement is usually the last task on your list. It’s a necessary evil for your practice: you need one for all of your professional endeavors, but it seems like your work should speak for itself. we think your work is the most important part of all, too. So why are we advocating for the artist statement?
Because the act of writing about your work helps you not only achieve a well-written statement that serves practical purposes, it helps you clarify your goals, identify actual words that can help you communicate your practice, and these words will help you represent yourself and your work in the most professional, genuine way. In other words, writing helps you have your shit together. Writing will help you be articulate about your work, and you’ll have a much easier time speaking about what you do. Download your free Artist Statement Blueprint and get started! (link in profile) #writingforartists #writingforvisualpeople #artistempowerment #artiststatements
The more I write, the more the writing comes. It’s a cyclical process.” – Maya Pindyck
This week on our blog we have an inspiring interview with multidisciplinary artist and poet, Maya Pindyck. (Link in profile). She lets you in on her creative process, what a day in her life looks like, and why the act of writing comes to her at all times.
Maya is also a teacher, and she includes some exciting assignments towards the end of the interview for visual artists to push different ways of seeing & making. They are extremely compelling, because as she says, ”If I’m giving my students an assignment I wouldn’t want to do myself, that can be a sign that it’s a shitty assignment.” Exactly. #mayapindyck #artistempowerment #writingforartists #writingtips #writingforvisualpeople
3 days left to get your taxes done.
We have a 55-minute online course to get you clear on your artist tax responsibilities...and help you understand those pesky expense categories once and for all! We've partnered with Hannah Cole of Sunlight Tax to bring you all the information you need to know in a clear and easy-to-understand format. Link in bio for 20% off the course! #artisttaxes #taxesforartists #creativebusiness #artistasentrepreneur #artistempowerment #sunlighttax
Let us help you understand your tax responsibilities as an artist once and for all, including all those pesky expense categories! We have teamed up with tax expert/working artist Hannah Cole of Sunlight Tax to demystify your tax responsibilities as an artist, conquer your tax anxiety, and shed light on many common questions about your career. And one week left to get the course at 20% off. Link in profile. #artistempowerment #artisttaxes #taxesforartists #creativebusiness
It’s no secret that reading helps you write—especially when you’re trying to write about your work.You might find words and phrases that lead to titles, or inspire you in how you are thinking about your visual work. reading about other artists, philosophy, or subjects relevant to your subject matter will impact your work by giving it context and relevance while it might still be taking shape. We’ve put together a reading list to inspire writing, and hope you’ll consider adding your favorite books. Tell us here, or add them to the comments in the blog post. Link in profile. #artistempowerment #readingforartists #readingforwriting #artwriting #inspiration #creativebusiness
Carrie Moyer at the #whitneybiennial2017 #carriemoyer
You can totally finally understand your tax responsibilities as an artist (and finally correctly categorize all your expenses) with the help of this amazing tax course from Hannah Cole of Sunlight Tax, and us. You'll even save 20%, so get it now and stop worrying about your taxes! Link in profile. #taxesforartists #artistempowerment #creativebusiness #artisttaxes