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
Taking the Plunge to Become a Working Artist – Leslie Hirst
Exhibition is about “Seeing the world through the physicality of language and bringing the presence of experience into play through language.”
Maintaining Momentum in an Evolving Art Career – Etsuko Ichikawa
Etsuko’s interview offers an insightful look into public art commissions, the importance of vetting galleries before you work with them, and how to tackle brand management even as your career evolves.
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.
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