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“Ask the Artists” Part 8: How (If At All) Do You Use Social Media?

Hear from Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Meredith Monk, Chemin Hsiao, Rupy C. Tut, Eva and Franco Mattes, and more. Social media is one tool in your artist’s toolkit. It can help to foster creative communities from near and far, expand your audience, and connect you with opportunities. In some cases, it can also lead to sales.…

Jean Shin installing a work at Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Ask the Artists” Part 6: How Do You Connect with Your Larger Creative Community?

Hear from Jennifer Wen Ma, Sarah Hennies, Rupy C. Tut, Eva and Franco Mattes, Derek Fordjour, and more. Whether you are an individual artist who works alone or one who is actively collaborating with others, there is value to being part of, and contributing to, your larger creative community. The question of how to make…

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“Ask the Artists” Part 5: What Do You Wish You Knew About Being an Artist When You Were First Starting Out?

Hear from Jean Shin, Desiree C. Bailey, Luis Valderas, Derek Fordjour, Meredith Monk, and more. In our “Ask the Artists” series, we asked NYFA-affiliated literary, performing, and visual artists a series of questions about the creative life. In previous posts, we learned about how they define career success and the best advice they ever received.…

Male performer with gesture sensor glove is drawing graphics in the air, and the resulting scrim of projected graphics is shown, behind the figure, within the blackbox theater.

Contracts 101: The What and Why of a Contract

We’re sharing insights from attorney Laura Levin-Dando’s “Intro to Contracts” course via CreativeStudy. Contracts are important business and relationship management tools for creatives—insurance in both the best- and worst-case scenarios. Learn more about them here in easy-to-understand terms from Laura Levin-Dando, Staff Attorney at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts New York.  This post draws directly…