The Thriving Artist™ podcast
Business Insights for Working Artists
ABOUT THE SHOW: The Thriving Artist™ podcast features insightful interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and other leading experts on visual art as a business and the business of visual artists with host Daniel DiGriz. The series employs a highly digestible podcast format to provide an informal business learning course built around each guest's knowledge and experiences. A production of The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, the show is available here and on your favorite audio platforms:
- Career Blueprint
- Brand Story & Marketing
- Sales & Selling
- Project Management
- Networks & Collaboration
Preserving Your Artistic Legacy – Jennifer Cohen
“The creative legacy is not necessarily an issue of résumé, but about the creative spirit itself shown through your works.”
Collector: Steward of the Arts – Tim Newton
“Collectors have a vested interest in supporting the work of The Clark Hulings Fund because what goes around comes around in the collecting world.”
Creating and Teaching Hand in Hand – Carolyn (Charlie) Bogusz & LaVonne Ewing
Artists need a platform to market and brand their skills as potentially both experts and instructors.
Artist as CEO – Vanessa Diaz
Vanessa Diaz reimagines architectural pieces to distort conventional perceptions of how rooms and physical spaces should be used.
Planning for Residencies, Shows, and Travel – Lauren Frances Adams
“Those that produce the work are often the least in control of what happens to that work.”
Setting Up an Art Business for Scale – Molly Dilworth
Large-scale artist Molly Dilworth explains the challenges of both producing such works and operating the professional side of the business for scale.
Becoming a Five-Day-a-Week Artist – Robert C. Jackson
“Most artists never talk about business and, as a result, most artists never make a living from their art.”
The Catch-22: Mixing Media & Crossing Genre – Cheryl Gross
“Color within the lines and you get pigeonholed; cross media and genres, and they don’t know where to put you.”
Art and The Politics of Geography – Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Gonzalo’s comments on the role of the artist in an emigre environment (and in general) are fascinating.
No Separation Between Work and Life – Laura Petrovich-Cheney
“When people sheared sheep 100 years ago, it wasn’t just work, it was their life; work wasn’t a separate thing.” Art and business are like that.
Serious Business: Marketing Your Art in a Flat World – Bette Ridgeway & Sue Roderick
Being serious about your business as an artist is more than paperwork; it’s also mindset.
More Wall Space: The Collector’s Journey To Connoisseurship – Stephen Zimmerman
“Anyone with a genuine interest at any economic level can acquire a collection.”
Stripping Down to Your Soul and Selling Art Like Hotcakes – Jane Robinson
Building your brand without sacrificing your craft requires both finding your public and going deep into the artist.
Art Curation and Curriculum – Frank Juliano
Frank makes it his mission to bring innovation and community building to all aspects of the Arboretum’s programming and operation.
Planning the Future of Your Art – Kristin Gary
Waiting until the future to think about the future is a mistake.
The Enviable Lifestyle of the Working Artist – Carolyn Edlund
Carolyn’s emphasis on the lifestyle of the artist as one of glamour and freedom is insightful and balanced by the call for creating a skill set to further one’s deepest professional aspirations.
Funding the Well Defined Art Project – Tim Kennedy
Tim helps us understand what it’s like being a visual artist in a photographic world and how to leverage relationships and write effective grant proposals to obtain funding.
“Making It” as an Artist in Business – Brandon Kralik
Brandon helps us understand how, exactly, one “makes it” in business as an artist.
Genre Boundaries, Gallery Opportunities – Philip Koch
In this episode, Philip talks about the significance of genre/style for an artistic career, and the business end (selling things) via galleries and dealers.
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