I feel like I had a fresh spring to my step all last week.
I’ve been in such an internal funk that this new perception seems alien. But it’s good and I know it comes from having some semblance of success thrown my way. I have to thank Bad at Sports for that.
- Joanne Mattera (also on the blogroll) started a Marketing Mondays series. Every Monday since Jan 26 has contained helpful information.
- Gallerist Edward Winkleman (hey lookie, on the blogroll too) collects his advice to artists seeking representation.
- And if you are thinking about grad school, some interview notes from a professor.
For individual artists, there are a couple of opportunities for you:
- The Dallas Museum of Art’s Grants to Artists deadline has been extended to Friday, March 13. The DeGolyer Fund hands out up to $1500 to artists between 15 and 25, who live in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado. The Kimbrough Fund up to $3500 to Texas artists under 30. Older Texas artists, 30+, can apply for the Dozier Travel Grant. You can download the updated PDF application here (the one with digital submission instructions). [via]
- Lawndale Art Center is accepting exhibition proposals until March 16.
- The Dougherty Arts Center is accepting exhibition proposals until March 31.
You know I will quickly get on my soapbox to expound on the virtues of maintaining an internet presence with visual content (because you know, you work in the visual arts). This applies to both individual artists and larger organizations. If anyone is confused I have found some help for creating a marketing roadmap, contextualizing social media (and the internets) for non-profits, providing a starter kit, and punctuating the importance of internet presence.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.