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Top Ways to Fail as an Artist


#1: Believe in the myth of the starving artist. Read the entire list and learn what it takes to be a successful artist, not a failure... More >>





15 Things an Artist Should Never Say


Being a successful artist takes hard work, patience and good networking skills. It is not enough to simply have talent. Your success will be magnified by your ability to socialize... More >>




How To Regain Your Confidence as an Artist


How important is confidence to an artist — and if it is really important, what can you do if you’ve lost some of it—or a lot of it... More >>





What Kind of Artist Are You


It seems to me that there are two different kinds of artists in the world: Those who are quick to describe what kind of artist they are... More >>





10 Secrets Every Artist Should Know


Being a professional artist is as much about tenacity as it is about talent. Just because you have the creative ability to mold perception and shape moods using color, light, and sound, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to make it as an artist. In fact, being creative and being talented is rarely very lucrative... More >>



7 Elements of an Effective Portfolio Website


Learn how to make up a successful online portfolio website, get artist recognition and promote your work... More >>





The Art of Getting an Artist Grant


Everything I've heard about grants indicates that filling out the proposals takes a minimum of 40 hours of work... More >>








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