Category Archives: Artist Resources

Reversing The Starving Artist Paradox: Why Constructive Language Matters

Reversing The Starving Artist Paradox: Why Constructive Language Matters

by Daric Gill

We use the term “starving artist” as a playful descriptor for the career, a cheeky marketing ploy for arts events, and even in catchy brand names for arts related businesses. Its influences are so ubiquitous that we often fail to see the phrase for exactly what it is, a harmful title that doesn’t actually jive with how we see creativity in today’s world. In this article, I will make the case that this little idea is at best a self-fulfilling goal, and at worse one of the most damaging outdated paradoxes one can wear as an artist. Read on for more.

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“I Haven’t Made Art In A While”: Getting Your Art Groove Back

“I Haven’t Made Art In A While”: Getting Your Art Groove Back

by Daric Gill


“I’d love to get back in the studio, but I haven’t really made anything for a while.”

Say no more. I’ve got your number. Here’s some help. In this article you’ll find a few remedies to help you get back into the groove.

 

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Tips For Writing A Better Artist Bio

Writing A Better Artist Bio

by Daric Gill

Composition NotebookThere are a couple pieces of writing that can greatly enhance an artist’s professional utility belt. Among those are the artist statement and artist biography. In this article, I’ll outline what makes a better artist bio and give several examples of what to avoid. This is a companion article to, “Writing An Effective Artist Statement”, which I feel is also a good resource to check out.  Read onward for more.

 

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Tips For Writing An Effective Artist Statement

Writing An Effective Artist Statement

by Daric Gill

An artist statement is an essential tool in the art world. But what exactly should you include or leave out? In this article, I’ll demystify the writing process so you can build an effective artist statement.

This is the companion article to, “Tips For Writing A Better Artist Bio”.  I encourage you to also breeze by that article if you’d like some additional pointers. Read onward for some tips for writing an effective artist statement.

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