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​Artists and the Pursuit of Freedom

Life is full of obligations. There are constrains on our time, our movement, at times our very ability to think for ourselves. For some, a life of routine and rules suits well. There are those who thrive when they are following along and being told what to do and when to do it. For others, living...

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Art Lasts, Life is Short (Ars Longa, Vita Brevis)

The philosopher Seneca wrote, “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” In a world, and presently a nation, where society is hostile to those who fall outside a perceived moral norm, indeed it can take a great deal of courage not just to live, but to live authentically. When society says...

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​Top Artist Residencies Around the World

It’s good to get away. For all of us, a change of scene can mean the difference between remaining productive and sinking into the dull freeze of monotony. For artists, this may be especially true since inspiration is often drawn from new experience and new surroundings. Taking the time to get...

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​How to Connect with a Curator

If you’ve been following these writings for a while, you know that I sometimes post about top curators in the art world. That’s all well and good, but just knowing about these people isn’t going to get you very far. So how do you go about actually connecting with a curator? How do you go from...

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On Loss / Weekly Digest of Interviews and Resources

We all know nothing lasts forever. Life is full of change and loss from the very moment we are born. And yet it can be difficult to let go our grasp on things or people that feel permanent no matter how prepared we think we are for their passage. The loss of a loved one, whether sudden or long...

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​Real Artists Case History: Stacey Kirby

We talk a lot about the importance of being your own biggest fan and a strong marketer as an independent, professional artist. In our last post, we discussed the feeling that the art world is one big gated community where entry is impossible. In that post, we made a point to emphasize that there...

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​The Art World is a Mafia, You Can’t Break In, unless...

Everyone has days when it feels like the whole world is against them. Sometimes it seems like, no matter what you do, you just can’t catch a break. It may feel easier to quit and cut your losses rather than keep on keeping on. Maybe you start to feel the heat of resentment on the back of your...

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​Ten More of the Top Art Figures in the World Now

You may recall, not long ago, I posted about ten of the most powerful names in the art world today. That was the mere tip of the iceberg. There are many names of note who control the tides of art in 2017 and beyond. From curators to gallerists, patrons of the arts and artists themselves, these...

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​Conquering Fear

Pema Chodron said, “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over again to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” These are, to put it simply, words to live by. No one ever got much of anywhere by peeping from the sidelines. In order to make forward progress,...

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​London Nonprofit Spaces

In every major city, you will find an art scene of some sort. Whether thriving or emerging, it is impossible to separate art from hubs of humanity. In those cities where art has been long established, non-profit art spaces are an increasing phenomenon. Some date back decades, while others are...

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