Who’s An “Emerging Artist”? Defining the 5 Stages of a Career Artist
by Daric Gill
In this article, I’ll discuss the differences between the levels of an artist’s professional career. The following titles can help you describe your current career path, aid in giving background to pricing your artwork and help correctly match you to future opportunities. Download the PDF above and read on for more descriptions.
Artists & designers range widely in their willingness to share creative control. Some people thrive by sharing the idea-making process & using parameters as guides, while others are at their best when given the freedom to explore their own ideas. If you work with creatives & you wish to better understand your colleagues, or you’re an artist trying to figure out how to develop your professional ambitions, knowing who wants or needs creative control is key. Yet this topic is often avoided, incorrectly inferred, or completely overlooked altogether. This article is part of a mini-series, in which I suggest a few ways to get the greatest result for creatives & art supporters. Read on for more.
Where To Find Free Online Courses: Knowledge For All & What Else To Expect
by Daric Gill
As schools and colleges scramble to adapt to this age of online learning, students and educators are having to reinvent their ideas of education. Formally a college educator myself, I am familiar with the challenges of both sides of this coin. For the past 12+ years, I’ve built a collection of free artist resources for professional development in the creative field.
This article will cover a broader scope, listing searchable databases and online courses for arts and non-arts related interests. The hope is to help build equality and aid in the pursuit of greater knowledge for little or no cost at all! As an added bonus for the artists reading this, I will include a small sentence for each link explaining what to expect in the arts category.
Admittedly, the nuances of hands-on art-making is a particularly hard field to teach online, which is why it’s not as present as history or design-based fields. None-the-less, there are plenty of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at our disposal and I wish to share some of these resources with you all.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably opened up your email to find a new message from a ‘potential art buyer’ that seems too-good-to-be-true. Something feels a little off. Maybe the message is vague or the request is strangely generic-sounding. Or maybe they ask for a questionable payment method. You wonder, “Is this real or is it a scam?” This article will help you spot the scam and show you things to avoid.