Social | June 21 #ArtistHotline Guest Chat: Parenting Artists

Social | June 21 #ArtistHotline Guest Chat: Parenting Artists

Artists with children: How do you balance your creative work and your family life? 

On June 21, 2017, #ArtistHotline returns to Twitter. During this month’s all-day Twitter chat, we’ll host a "Parenting Artist" Guest Chat from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST, and will hear from guest tweeters Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk and a multidisciplinary artist, and writer Deanna Fei (Fellow in Fiction ‘06).

The “Parenting Artists” Guest Chat will be a forum for sharing parent-friendly resources and opportunities, as well as tips for time management and work-life balance for creative professionals. Whether you’re a soon-to-be or veteran parent, or you’re thinking about starting a family, we hope you’ll tune in on June 21

Tweet your thoughts, questions, and experiences using the hashtag #ArtistHotline in all your related tweets. We look forward to hearing from you via Twitter during the Guest Chat and all day for #ArtistHotline, which takes place from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST on the third Wednesday of each month.

Participate in The Profitable Artist Giveaway

This month, we’re also celebrating the second anniversary of #ArtistHotline by giving away two copies of The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2011), which compiles a wealth of practical information for artists of all disciplines. Individuals who join #ArtistHotline by using the hashtag on Wednesday, June 21, between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM EST, will qualify, and two tweeters will be randomly selected.

Guest Chat Bios


Jaime Derringer is Founder and Executive Editor of modern design blog Design Milk, which quickly became the “go-to” site for unique modern interiors, home furnishings, and art and architecture, and is now one of the most popular design blogs, reaching millions of readers across the globe through various channels. Inspired by her love for dogs, in 2010 Derringer launched modern design blog Dog Milk to expose dog lovers to pet design that fits their uniquely modern sense of style. Her most recent venture, Adorn Milk, is an online shop devoted to architectural and statement jewelry. In addition, Derringer is also an artist. She lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.

Find Derringer tweeting @jaimederringer.


Deanna Fei is the author of the memoir Girl in Glass (Bloomsbury USA, 2015), winner of the 2015 Books for a Better Life award, and the novel A Thread of Sky (Penguin Books, 2010), a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a CALA Best Book. She has received a Fulbright Grant and a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Fortune, and Slate. Born in Flushing, New York, she graduated from Amherst College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently lives in London with her husband and two children. Read Fei’s NYFA Current interview with Danica Novgorodoff (Fellow in Fiction ‘15) to learn more about her writing.

Find Fei tweeting @deannafei.

Inspired by the NYFA Source Hotline, #ArtistHotline is dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. #ArtistHotline occurs on the third Wednesday of each month on Twitter. Our goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers.

This initiative is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Images, from top: detail, Golnar Adili (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘09); courtesy of Jaime Derringer, photo by Noa Azoulay of Feather Love Photography; courtesy Deanna Fei

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