Artist Guide: When to invest and when to request

In the unconventional and risky world of art lie several different levels and types of industry. Regardless of whether you are an Illustrator catering to an online audience or a fine plein air artist selling in local coffee shops, these rules should apply. Many ask how opportunities like art events, shows or press are handled in your career. When you’re new, how does it work? and when you’re established what is done or not done?

You never EVER sell yourself short or be taken advantage of.

This is a dog-eat-dog world but you know you have to pay your bills. But dues have to be paid where they are due.


Ask yourself these questions:

1. Am I networking with others in the industry?

2. Am I investing time and money to attend industry events?

3. Am I willing to give away time and money for my career?

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