Why An Artist Should Write Project Grant Proposals (even if you never get one).

Why An Artist Should Write Project Grant Proposals (even if you never get one).

Uncategorized, Working Artist
I just spent the last week after taking down our exhibition for the Medium of Exchange Collective show, Process, writing a project grant proposal. It's the second one I've done this year and I will likely write at least one more. I have probably written one a year for the last 10 years. Although I am getting faster they still take me a while to write, and I have never gotten one. So, given my terrible track record (no one is going to be hiring me for grant writing services anytime soon) why would I continue to write them? Once upon a time I wrote them for big projects that I could not accomplish without taking time off from my day job. So they were always written for projects to…
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Am I the @$$hole?

Am I the @$$hole?

Art Sales, Working Artist
So there are a lot of things artists gamble their money on, because as they say, it takes money to make money. But it is also said that during the gold-rush days it wasn't gold miners, but merchants that ultimately cashed in on the dream. So a bit under a year ago I was approached by an individual starting up a website promoting local art and artists to those interested in buying local during this time of Covid induced closures and cancellations of the traditional venues and events for art purchases. The website offered Basic and Premium listings. Basic listing were free, with artists listings found under media categories. Each listing included a bio, an art image, a headshot and contact information. Premium listings (I don't recall what the subscription…
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