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A study for all Mid-Career Artists

24-3-cover_fail-fail-bigTo Fail and Fail Big – A Study of Mid-Career Artists, Success and Failure

Follow this link to find the free e-book from The Field: http://www.thefield.org/p-906-to-fail-and-fail-big.aspx

Founded by artists for artists, The Field is dedicated to providing strategic services to thousands of performing artists and companies in New York City and beyond.

Check out Eleanor Whitney’s new book, Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job!

Grow CoverGrow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects that shows the way to success and sustainability on one’s own terms.…

Mirabee Shares Her Tips for Finding the Money to Fund Your Dreams

Artist INC’s favorite art grant/fellowship/residencies/resources blogger Mirabee recently did a talk on opportunities for writers and others in the arts.  It’s online now and one of the best talks we’ve seen on the subject.  You don’t want to miss this one. …

A Big (and Inspirational) View of the Arts in the 21st Century

Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Foundation, delivers a barn-burner of an inspirational speech on the promise and challenges of the performing arts in the 21st century:

Artists and Healthcare

With the upholding of the Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court last week, a number of articles have popped up about the impact of the ACA on artists.  Here’s a round-up:

Adam Huttler, Founder and Executive Director of Fractured Atlas, weighs in at the Huffington Post:

“…it is an especially welcome development for the nation’s two million artists.

A History of Arts Entrepreneurship

If you want a good retrospective (actually the only retrospective we know about) of artist-driven spaces and projects in Kansas City, take a look at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Living Archive, part of their 15th-anniversary Frontier exhibition project.  …

The Value of Free Admission

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a fascinating article on Mixed Blood Theater’s new free admission program. Turns out, there’s a whole lot of unexpected value in offering free tickets, including new audiences and new donors.

Most important for the future of the theater, 36 percent had never been to Mixed Blood.

Value (or lack thereof) of Spotify for Musicians

The Atlantic has an article titled “Why Spotify Doesn’t Make Sense for Musicians: 70,000 Listens Earns Less Than $300From the article:

Zoë Keating, a cellist, composer, and occasional Radiolab guest, has released into a public Google Doc how much money she made from Spotify between October 2011 and March 2012.

On Our Radar: Creative Capital’s Searchable Database

Take some time to look at Creative Capital’s database of noteworthy projects from around the country:

On Our Radar is a searchable, public database featuring nearly 400 noteworthy projects that advanced to the second or third phase of last year’s highly competitive grant round for Film/Video and Visual Arts projects.

Learn for Free

Assets for Artists has a great compendium of free resources available on the web and thumbnail descriptions of the following resources: tutorials by Open Culture, SmARThistory, CraftArtEdu, Vimeo’s Video School, and ArtGraphicA.…

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