Artrooms Fair London
Artists, don't be afraid to ask for pay
From January 11- 13, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Artrooms Fair London as an interpreter for talented Japanese Ceramic Artist, Chisato Yasui. Her work was selected to be exhibited at Meliá White House Hotel in Central London.
The first day was private view and a vibrant affair with art collectors, gallerists and art enthusiasts packing the hallways of the 1st floor of the hotel. The concept of using hotel rooms as space to exhibit art was innovative as it not only gives you a chance to see art in a more personal setting, but you also get a chance to talk to the artists in person and have conversations… Read more
How not to take it personally if a client asks for a discount
This is a personal letter to all my fellow artists out there trying to make a living through their passion and love of their art. And to those who hire artists.
Have you heard of a saying where artists need to do free gigs in order to gain exposure? I never have and most likely neither have you. But, there's an unwritten "rule" that many artists seem to have been following for decades, even centuries. A misconception of artists needing to perform/ draw/ paint/ sing/ act/photograph etc... for free before they can get paid.
I personally never believed in this but had done my share of free gigs in my earlier career, sometimes even paying to perform! If a TV producer says, "Look, this is going to be great exposure for you, you'll be on Live TV and you know how many people would be watching?" and you've never been on TV before, chances are you might think… Read more
Free online Courses from top Universities
Well, I learned my lesson today.
I was at The Business Show UK, the largest business show in Europe with over 1500 businesses and their booths welcoming you into the massive Excel London, which hosts 17 simultaneous talks from 11 am to 5pm across 2days.
It was an awesome experience to talk to people from different industries and also to have a chance to talk about my own business to them as well.
I attended a talk by a well-known business coach and…Read more.
Challenge your creative thinking by entering competitions
I came across this wonderful resource provided by Open Culture with a list of 1300 free online courses from top Universities around the world. The subjects range from Political Science, Astronomy, Engineering, AI, Biology, Climate change, Art History, Religion, Mythology, Design Thinking, Business and anything else you'd want to know more about… Read more.
For those in the creative industry or students studying how you can utilise your creativity, why not enter into competitions to challenge your creative thinking?
Here are two sites that you can apply and get some cash to help your next project (or tuition!) …Read more.