Top 4 Skills for Aspiring Artists to Enhance Your Versatility

Hannah Whittenly Career Advice, Getting Started, Visual Arts

The starving artist. It’s as cliché, and so is the “crazy artist” (think Van Gogh and that missing ear). None of these myths need to be the truth about working artists. The fact is that artists can and do make a living with their artistic skills. This is because many of them don’t just think in terms of pencils and …

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 …

Five Tips for Job Applicants in the Arts

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Internships, Performing Arts, Tips, Visual Arts, Writing

What job applicants in the arts need to know now. Even if you’re an artist, you’re going to have to submit a standard job application at some point in your life. I’m Camille Schenkkan and in my job at Center Theatre Group, I see up to 400 applications annually for our internship program and many for full- or part-time positions …