The Wannabe Author’s Checklist To Finding A Literary Agent

Jacqueline Abelson Beyond, Books, Career Advice, Creative Writing, How To, Publishing, Writing

You finally did it! You wrote a novel! And not just any novel, the Next Great American Novel! A 2:00 a.m. baby, born from the unholy alliance of too much caffeine, canceling your plans with your friends, eating an entire tub of Redvines (but eaten in small handfuls, with the lid of the tub re-sealed and returned to the candy …

My First Time at an Open Mic

Connie Martinez Career Advice, Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Poetry, Tips

Take the opportunity to do an open mic if you get the chance. For any aspiring young artist, finding the opportunities to showcase our talent and express ourselves can be challenging. As a poet, one way to showcase your work would be at open mics. In movies, they’re portrayed as underground bars or cafés where moody poets perform spoken words, …

Starting Your Dance Career in The City of Angels

Leslie Scott Beyond, Career Advice, College, Dance, Getting Started, Performing Arts

As scores of young dance graduates are licking the stamps on their graduation invites, the question on so many family members’ lips ring “So, what’s the next move for your dance career?” With the ‘WHAT’ hinging so fully on the ‘WHERE,’ young dance professionals have a more diverse map of options than ever before. At one time the only US …

5 Steps To Doing A Pop-Up Show

Marshall Ayers Beyond, Career Advice, College, How To, Visual Arts

Sally Deng and Cassie Zhang are young artists who are recent graduates of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Fresh out of school, they decided to produce a pop-up show in downtown Los Angeles with some of their classmates to exhibit their artwork to new and wider audiences. Here is their step by step guide to doing your own pop-up …

How to Get Your First Dance Gig

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Dance, How To, Performing Arts

You’ve spent years training, taking classes, rehearsing and performing, and you’re finally ready to start auditioning for a professional dance gig! Congratulations! Of course, you go to auditions to show off your dance skills, but there are a lot of things you can do before and after your turn to increase your chances of getting hired. We’ve seen lots of …

Five Reasons All Artists Should Vote

Marshall Ayers Beyond, Career Advice, College, Getting Started, High School, Opportunities, Sponsors, Student Resources

Are you an artist, performer or part of the creative work force? Do you vote? Election season is here and unfortunately you may hear artist friends saying, “I don’t vote. What difference does it make?” Or maybe you’ve found yourself wondering if your voice matters, if your vote matters. I believe every single voice matters and it’s up to us …

Easy Ways to Be Creative

Samantha Jacobs Beyond, Career Advice, Creative Writing, Tips

Life can be pretty fast-paced sometimes. Juggling work, school, extracurricular activities and just general life errands can oftentimes not leave much room for hobbies and creative outlets. If you are a writer, artist, musician or in any type of creative field keeping creativity central to your life and work is essential. However, you don’t necessarily need hours at a time …

A Career in the Arts is a Tapestry – Choreographer Kate Hutter

Laura Young Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Dance, Dance, Getting Started, Performing Arts

Kate Hutter is co-founder of the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) and was Artistic Director from 2005 – 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatrical Design from University of Southern California and an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Purchase College, SUNY and has presented her choreography at prestigious venues throughout L.A. including the Broad Stage, Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theater, …

Brandon Wen:
Seeking Global Inspiration
In Fashion Design

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Design, Design, Visual Arts

Fashion design is Brandon Wen’s passion and pursuing his education and career is taking him around the world. Remember the name Brandon Wen. Any day now, you will be seeing him and his fashion designs on the cover of Vogue and on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. A recent graduate from the well regarded fashion program at Cornell University, …