Why Study Music Instead of Business? Ask TVK

Steve O'Bryan Career Advice, College, Conservatory, Liberal Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The age old question of “Why music? Why not study business and get paid?” is answered by the one and only Drew Alexander Forde. Drew is ThatViolaKid, aka, TVK. Drew and Artzray are collaborating to try and answer a bunch of questions that he and other young artists get asked all the time. That’s how this series “Ask TVK” was …

5 Things To Do If You Get Rejected From Art School

Elaine Pelz Getting Into College, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Visual Arts, Visual Arts

Didn’t get into your dream art school? Making a college decision by May 1? You need this now! by Elaine Pelz Applying to art school is simultaneously thrilling and nerve-wracking. Then the emails, texts, and letters arrive. Some offer great news (congratulations!!), and others not so much. Most likely you will get rejected from at least one place you had …

Arts Internships – Artist Profile with Seven Bowles

Marshall Ayers Animation, Artist Profiles, Getting Started, Internships, Opportunities, Sponsors, Student Resources, Visual Arts

Get a Life in the Arts with Internships Seven Bowles is a digital artist and high school senior from Ohio who currently attends the Linworth Alternative Program. Seven has taken part in numerous art internships hosted by the Linworth Alternative High school such as Independent Costume Design, Primary Art Education, and currently with the Armory Center of the Arts. She …

Ask TVK – That Viola Kid

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Performing Arts

Drew Alexander Forde is ThatViolaKid, also known as TVK. He is a violist and graduate student at the acclaimed Juilliard School in New York. Ask TVK is a new Artzray collaboration with Drew. ThatViolaKid shares his positive and passionate message to educate, share and immerse audiences in classical music! Drew does this through interactive performance and social media. Got a …

FROM “BAD” TO “BETTER”: Television writer Peter Gould

Andrea Davis Artist Profiles, Production, Television, Writing

Peter Gould exclaims, “I was a bad speller. I had terrible handwriting. Doing papers in school was agonizing for me.” And yet today Peter Gould is an Emmy-award winning writer and co-creator with Vince Gilligan of AMC’s “Better Call Saul”, the highly lauded and hugely entertaining spin-off series of “Breaking Bad”. When asked to talk about his career path in …

London for Artists on 5 Pounds a Day

Jacqueline Abelson Career Advice, College, Getting Started, Opportunities, Student Resources, Study Abroad

The Lonely Londoner’s Arts & Culture Guide – London for Artists – Part 3 Let’s face it, for every artist living it up in London or in any big city, there is always the dilemma of bright lights versus small budget. How do you satisfy your artistic appetite when confronted with a limited budget? For playwrights, you want live theatrical …