Be grateful for what you can give

Be grateful for what you can give

It’s all about giving. Give your time, your energy, your ideas, your opinions, your money and your heart. Give without knowing how it will come back to you, because the return on investment is mysterious, but real. Give time to yourself. Ignore Facebook for a month,...
Start drawing your own map

Start drawing your own map

Is it time for an arts education revolution? Being an artist requires that you are constantly discovering new ways to look at things. Instead of doing exactly what has been done before, you put your own spin on it. When you tell a story, it is shaped by your hopes and...
Finding your voice

Finding your voice

How do you find your voice as an artist? By using it. Speak up and speak out. Then shut up and listen. Listen carefully. Rinse, and repeat. Of course I’m referring to your artistic voice, which isn’t always the one that comes from your larynx. Your artistic voice can...
The Modern Museum of You

The Modern Museum of You

As an artist, there are a lot of times when you need to explain or show what you can do. It might be in a bio for a show you’re working on, a grant submission, pitching yourself or your band for a new gig, auditioning for a role or interviewing for a job. It’s great...
How to convert a would-be fan

How to convert a would-be fan

When your friend discovers the best yoghurt she’s ever tasted at her local market, she knows which stall to go back to next week to buy more. Netflix suggests your dad might enjoy ‘House of Cards’ based on his previously watched shows. Once he’s worked his way through...