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 …

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, …

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, …

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 …

Artist Lily Simonson Explores Deep Sea

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Drawing & Painting, Tips, Visual Arts

  Lily Simonson’s large-scale paintings and drawings of obscure organisms and newly-explored environments immerse viewers in uncanny scenes that are at once naturalistic and otherworldly. She frequently embeds in scientific expeditions to explore and paint her subjects in situ. Simonson spent three months SCUBA diving and camping in Antarctica as the 2014-15 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Awardee. She has also served as the resident artist …