Melissa Kreider — photographer and founding editor of Don’t Smile — knows first-hand that life doesn’t stop for an MFA program. Listen to this episode to find out how she’s overcome loss, addiction, abuse, and more in order to pursue an art career.
Being an artist and working in arts admin require very different skill sets, which is why it takes a unique person who can do both. Estrella Payton, interdisciplinary artist and Communication and Community Engagement Manager at the City of Phoenix’s Office of Arts and Culture is on those rare few. Check out this podcast episode to find out how she does it!
I had no idea how to use tools and strategies to make my site easier to discover in Google Search. I just assumed that I had no control over the order of the way links were listed in Search. But when I officially said goodbye to any sort of career in photography, I actively began to research marketing concepts and strategies. And lo and behold… I discovered SEO.
So much more has happened in the last three months than I could have ever expected. From winning the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Good ‘N Plenty Award, to hearing feedback from artists and fans, aftrART is much further along than I envisioned when I first had the idea to start this project.
Quite simply, an artist statement is a piece of writing that accompanies a series, project, or body of work. It provides clarity to the reader and gives them a reason to care about your work — so this is one part of the creative process you don’t want to neglect! Here are some tips to help you get started.