5 Quotes for Surviving a Fulfilling Lifetime of Creativity by Marco Menendez

Marshall Ayers Artist Profiles, Beyond, Career Advice, Visual Arts

Marco Menendez for “Along The Way” a series about working artists. 1. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” –Mark Twain Let’s get this one out of the way. Discouraging individuals spend a lot of time standing still in their own toxic atmosphere when they could very well …

3 Tips Arts Intern Applicants Need To Know

Rebecca Tuynman Career Advice, Getting Started, Internships, Opportunities, Student Resources, Tips

You’re an artist and you want to get some work experience in your field, so you’re going to apply for an arts intern position. That’s great, you’re on the right track! An internship is a perfect testing ground for your potential arts career. You’ve done your research, contacted your school’s career center, and now you have some applications in front …

6 Tips for Writing Poetry

Connie Martinez Poetry, Tips, Writing

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing poetry but didn’t know where to start? Some people like to think that when it comes to writing, you either have it or you don’t. But I believe otherwise! Everyone is capable of writing a poem, short story, or any other type of writing. Here are a few tips what worked for …

Confessions of a Young Filmmaker: Constantina Konugres

Samantha Jacobs Beyond, Career Advice, Film, Getting Started, Performing Arts, Production, Student Resources

Like most recent college graduates/Millennials, aspiring filmmaker Constantina Konugres is not taking a traditional route to her desired career path. Majoring in Public Relations in USC’s Annenberg School for Journalism, Constantina chose to pick up a minor in USC’s renowned School of Cinematic Arts in order to get involved in the film industry, while crafting her own curriculum within the …

Arts Intern Insider: Armory Center for the Arts

Connie Martinez Career Advice, College, Student Resources, Visual Arts

The summer season may bring on the heat and the long awaited vacation from school, but for many high school graduates and college students, summertime also means job applications and internships. For first timers, this can be a nerve wracking time. But don’t fret, the Artzray Arts Intern Insider is here to help! The Armory Center for the Arts in …

Community Engagement is Not Optional for the Arts

Leslie Scott Career Advice, Dance, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

MALAYSIA 2016: “So, what brings you here?” asks the woman sitting next to me in a Kuala Lumpur coffee shop during BODYART’s most recent ‘Decay Project’ venture. A simple and direct question, but one with pretty deep roots in my personal ideology and purpose. Me: Well, I’m here to engage with a new community about a shared topic through movement. …

Want a Creative Career in Themed Entertainment?

Christine Griswold Career Advice, How To, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Tips, Visual Arts, Writing

Have you ever wondered how to translate your creative talents into a career in themed entertainment? Chances are you’ve visited a theme park (maybe even this summer), but have you ever thought of all that it takes to create these magical spaces that remarkably and enjoyably transport us from our daily lives to fantasy worlds and back again?  For some …

How To Start Your Own Theatre Company

Marshall Ayers Acting, Career Advice, How To, Performing Arts, Production, Tips

The reality for performers these days is that you have to self-produce to be seen, gain experience and to take control of your career. I’m Kat Chevalier and I started the play/ground theatre company in high school with three of my best friends. We’ve produced four productions over the past several years and have learned a thing or two along …

Survival Tips for Music Festivals

Connie Martinez Events, Music, Performing Arts, Tips

Summer music festivals are happening everywhere around the country right now. I recently attended Make Music Pasadena in Pasadena, CA, which had 150 musical acts performing in over 30 venues in the city, making it one of the largest free music festivals in the country with an estimated attendance of 50,000. And while music festivals may be intimidating to some, …