We are brainstorming the future of the art world. On Art Is… Isotta Page encourages other emerging artists, students and early-career creatives to collectively visualize the future of the art world and the creative industries.
Season 1 is a narrative miniseries—7 short monologues designed to spark your interest and introduce you to creative knowledge tools, emerging tech, innovative business models, and alternative mindsets impacting artists today.
Season 2 revisits each theme from Season 1 through conversations with creative thought leaders, emerging artists, and change-makers in the tech industry, design world and startup space.
Season 3 follows the theme 'artists leveraging tech' and dives into new ideas around digital strategy and leadership for artists and creatives. We also return to topics from past seasons including: learning from beyond the traditional art world (especially startup and design spaces), exploring alternative business models and investigating the opportunities presented by emerging tech (NFT's, Metaverse, Web 3 and more! ).
Season 4 presents in depth conversations with artists, art businesses and creative professionals on how they are building successful businesses. We are shedding light on the art, tech and business divide and combatting the isolation and scarcity mindset we artists feel by discussing the lessons learned by both novice and seasoned professionals.
Season 5 is a collaboration with creative career coach Lauryn Hill from Curated Splash. Join Lauryn and Isotta as they delve into a captivating series of discussions tailored for emerging artists and creatives. From breaking through creative barriers to conquering self-imposed limitations, and exploring the impact of emerging technology on emerging art businesses. Recorded live at the renowned TASCHEN store in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, this season promises to pose interesting questions and topics to provoke thought and ignite curiosity.
Art Is... seeks to destigmatize storytelling, break down barriers between creative disciplines, and embolden artists to broaden their perspectives by learning from other industries. On the podcast, we push back against traditional art world norms to gain agency over our art careers and work to build a creative community that will change the landscape of contemporary art and beyond.
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Aligning for Success: A Mindset Shift in Your Art Practice
Welcome to Episode 12, the final episode of Season 5 of Art Is... the podcast for artists. In this installment, Isotta and Lauryn revisit the podcast's inaugural theme: success. Listeners are invited to explore the intricate facets of defining success in the arts and creative industries, emphasizing the importance of emotional and mental well-being.
The hosts delve into Lauryn's insight that "the only constant is change." Taking inspiration from Daisy Morris, founder of The Selfhood, the episode examines the concept of seasonality in productivity, drawing inspiration from the natural ebbs and flows of the calendar year and paralleling them to the cycles in artistic work. The conversation emphasizes that not every season in an artist's journey should look and feel the same.
The discussion interrogates how perception and emotion can influence decision-making and Lauryn invites you to draft up a personal vision and mission statements as a north star to help keep you in alignment.
The hosts then return to certain key high mileage questions from Lauryn's coaching practice, and encourage the audience to face the discomfort and reflect on their vision and perhaps even do the exercise of thinking out ten years in the future to then ask yourself what would you be excited to tell your friends and family about that's happening in your work and life? Ask yourself what truly lights you up?
Fear is addressed head-on in this episode, highlighting the importance of embracing discomfort. The episode explores the significance of resilience and the crucial task of identifying friction—what's not working? Listeners are prompted to consider another high-mileage question: If failure were not an option, and this were just an experiment, how would they show up?
The hosts guide listeners through the process of reflecting on wins, evaluating setbacks, and pondering how to achieve different results next time. The audience is encouraged to ask themselves: Are their actions aligning with their goals? What changes can they make to bring their vision to life? The episode also explores how vision and missions intertwine with the art of manifestation.
The importance of trusting instincts as a one-person team running an art business is emphasized, wearing all the necessary hats. Being in alignment becomes a central theme as the episode evaluates the process of doing one's work.
Lauryn candidly reflects on her experiences with consultation calls for her coaching business, providing insights into workshopping sales calls and adopting experimental approaches for improvement. The episode delves into the mindset of critique as a tool for upleveling one's craft.
Isotta also shares her journey of setting up a newsletter and reflects on newsletters as a powerful means of sharing one's work, owning an audience, and consistently showing up.
As the hosts conclude the season, Isotta and Lauryn pause to express gratitude. Listeners are welcomed to join in celebrating the diverse and enriching experiences of Season 5 and to anticipate what the future holds. In conclusion the Art Is… community is warmly thanked for being an integral part of this journey.
Returning to our first topic of season 5: defining successRecognising the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing - Lauryn’s quote “the only constant is change” Seasonality in productivity - taking inspiration from natural cycles, not every season should look and feel the sameReturning to key high mileage questions outlined by Lauryn in her coaching practice and writing down your answers: if you think out ten years from now, what would you be so excited to tell your friends and family about that's happening in your life? What lights you up? How perception and emotion play into decision making Evolving personal vision/mission statements Pushing through fear, being ok with doing and feeling uncomfortable thingsReturning to the importance of resilience and noticing friction, what's
(Re-Air) Facing the Fear of Being Seen: Identify Your Desires and Shift Your Self Concept
(Re-Air) Welcome to Season 5 Episode 7 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.
In this episode, hosts Lauryn and Isotta tackle the often-hidden struggle of emerging artists: the fear of being seen and the challenge of sharing your work with the world. They guide you through transformative questions to combat self-doubt, helping you tap into your passion. Envision the potential that arises when you genuinely believe in a devoted audience eagerly embracing your creations.
Imagine what it could be like when you make the empowering decision to share your work with the world and make a remarkable shift in your mindset. Delve into the intriguing parallels the hosts draw, shedding light on the pivotal steps of overcoming fear and embracing risk-taking that guide you on the path to authenticity.
The conversation also includes a comment on Instagram and the negative effects it can have on artists' self-perception. Isotta candidly shares her personal experience with comparison and intentionality, shedding light on the nuances of navigating social media as an emerging sculptor.
Lauryn also introduces a pivotal tool she employs with her clients: the Ideal Customer Avatar exercise from Curated Splash. This exercise aims to assist you in unraveling new threads and fostering experimentation in contemplating your audience and how you connect with them. By engaging in this process, you can gain valuable insights into identifying your target audience and refining your approach to reach them effectively.
Sharing key quotes from Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," Lauryn and Isotta discuss conquering fear and self-doubt. Together, they encourage you to tap into your inner desires and get to know yourself better. Lauryn epitomizes this by sharing a clip from her conversation with Cristina Morris, featured in Lauryn's captivating IG live series. In the clip Cristina tells of her dance video going viral.
The conversation takes a powerful turn at the end of the episode as they explore the need to shift your self-concept and liberate yourself from limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. The mantra "take the body and the mind will follow" becomes a guiding principle in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment. If you're an artist eager for a fresh perspective on professional development, be sure to give this podcast episode a listen!
Tackling inner fear of being seen, of showing your work to the world and being visible as an artist Questions to ask yourself when self doubt comes up: Why do you love what you have to offer? Why is what you have to offer so amazing? How would you show up if you believed that there were people in line ready and waiting to buy from you? Mindset shift that happens when you decide to share with the worldHow Instagram plays into this, and Isotta’s experience with comparison and intentionality Defining your ideal customer, Curated Splash Customer Avatar exercise Overcoming fear and self doubt in The Artist’s Way book, by Julia Cameron Getting in touch and discovering our inner desires, professionally and creatively like being famousCristina Morris clip, from Lauryn’s IG live series Cristina’s experience going viral for dancing Self concept shift, and letting go of limiting beliefs and negative self talk “take the body and the mind will follow” Resources Mentioned:
The Artists Way Book, by Julia Cameron https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/
Curated Splash Blog by Lauryn Hill https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/8-ways-to-boost-visibility-as-a-new-creative-business-1
Cristina Morris, Photographer (from clip about viral video) @cmellestudios https://www.instagram.com/cmellestudios/
Cristina’s viral dace clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zla88U2vmMs
TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/
Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/
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Start Being Self-Referential: Cultivating Patience and Trust in the Creative Process
Welcome to Season 5 Episode 11 of Art Is… a podcast for artists. Isotta, your host, is excited to kick off this episode with a personal reflection on the journey undertaken in Season 5. It's been a season filled with growth, collaboration, and exploration of new ideas, and Isotta will be sharing some thoughts on these developments.
One of the central themes explored in this episode is the concept of being "self-referential." This idea was introduced to Isotta by Daniel Arsham during his keynote commencement address at Cooper Union in 2020. Arsham emphasized the importance of trusting oneself and one's creative vision in the long term, encouraging the drawing upon past ideas and references to create consistency and flow in one's work. Central to this idea is patience, allowing ideas to marinate for years even before coming to fruition in physical form.
Isotta and Lauryn, co-hosts of Art Is..., took Arsham's message to heart and extended this idea into Season 5. They've been referencing past interviews and episodes through clips in each episode, embracing an evergreen mindset. This approach ensures that their work continues to serve the emerging art community, providing lasting impact.
In this vein, Lauryn also shares a clip from her previous interview with multidisciplinary creative, Kia Warren, where they discuss her experiences working in various creative fields and meeting famous artists at the Surf Lodge. Kia's journey challenges the narrative of being a "jack of all trades and master of none" while providing a thoughtful perspective into the career of a cross genre multi-hyphenate creative.
Isotta and Lauryn then delve into their thoughts on the clips from Kia's interview and Arsham's keynote, breaking down some common narratives about creativity and the art world.
To wrap things up, Lauryn takes the audience on a brief journey to the TASCHEN Beverly Hills store, where Season 5 of Art Is... was recorded. She shares insights about one of her favorite books from the store, tying it all together with their ongoing exploration of the art world and the creative industries.
Whether you're an artist or an art enthusiast, this episode is bound to spark your creativity and expand your creative horizons. Thanks for tuning in to Art Is... a podcast for artists!
Personal reflective note from Isotta on the making of season 5 and the developments in her practice since the beginning of the season including thoughts on segmentation, collaboration and opening yourself to new ideas The notion of being “self referential” which was introduced to Isotta by Daniel Arsham in his keynote commencement address for Cooper Union in 2020 Arsham’s discussion on the importance of trusting yourself, and your creative vision in the long term, and allowing yourself to draw upon past ideas and references to create consistency and flow in your work Patience and practice, experiences and reflections on thisThe rationale of Season 5 explained: why Isotta nd Lauryn chose to include clips of past interviews and episodes through cThe idea of the evergreen mindset, creating lasting impactful work that will continue to serve the emerging art communityLauryn shares a clip from her previous interview with multidisciplinary creative Kia WarrenKia shares about her time at surf lodge meeting famous artists Kia’s experience doing many different creative types of work, managing multiple interests and passions - pushing back on the “jack of all trades and master of none” narrativeIsotta and Lauryn share their thoughts on the Warren clip and Arsham keynote and do some narrative busting Lauryn shares about one of her favorite books in the TASCHEN Beverly Hills store, the location where Season 5 of the Art Is… podcast was recorded
Isotta's Art Newsletter: https://isotta.beehiiv.com/subscribe
Daniel Arsham Cooper Union Commencement Address Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvLgSp6UBoM
Kia Warren http
(Re-Air) Resilience Unveiled: Candid Insights on Manifestation, Authenticity, and Inner Dialogue
(Re-Air) Welcome to Season 5 Episode 6 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.
In this eye-opening episode, Lauryn and Isotta venture into the heart of why resilience is essential, delving deep into its significance for artists. They meticulously explore the contrast between external and internal friction, spotlighting this often-overlooked topic that holds immense importance for artists and their creative journeys.
Lauryn and Isotta take a fascinating detour by drawing parallels from an unexpected source: Arnold Schwarzenegger. While his journey might seem unrelated to that of artists at first glance, it proves to be an incredibly useful and intriguing example of resilience. Lauryn shares a captivating experience attending the TASCHEN Arnold Schwarzenegger event, celebrating his new limited edition book. Lauryn briefly delves into Arnold's story of unwavering commitment and dedication to his passions, moving beyond the naysayers from bodybuilding to acting, and finding success by being intune with his authentic path.
Stepping through fear and embracing risk-taking become crucial topics of discussion, as Isotta and Lauryn explore the significance of internal dialogue in paving the way towards authenticity. Being receptive to 'friction' becomes an important skill they discuss in discerning between external vs internal blocks and self-imposed obstacles. Isotta shares her own experiences with this, revealing how she recognized and conquered certain creative roadblocks we all face.
The conversation then evolves into the realms of manifestation and inner work, uncovering the questions that lead to the discovery of one's authentic self and path. Reflecting on childhood passions and common interests with friends proves to be a valuable starting point for self-discovery. The episode culminates with practical insights on how to start manifesting in both life and creative work.
Join Lauryn and Isotta on this candid episode as they unravel the secrets of resilience, inner strength, and manifestation. Get ready to expand your creative journey and embrace your authentic path to artistic abundance.
If you're an artist seeking personal growth and creative fulfillment, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and discover the tools to harness your true internal power and break free from self-imposed limitations. Get ready to step into alignment and unlock the art of manifestation in your own life and work.
Get ready to be inspired as they shed light on the importance of resilience in your artistic journey, providing practical insights to help you thrive and grow as an emerging artist.
** We will be on summer break for the rest of August! See you back for more of Art Is... a podcast for artists Season 5 on September 7th 2023!**
What is resilience, external vs internal, how do we discern and find our true internal power Lauryn shares about her experience attending the TASCHEN Arnold Shwarzneger event, for his new limited edition bookArnold’s story of commitment and dedication to his passion - how he moved past the naysayers from bodybuilding to acting Stepping through fear and risk taking, internal dialogue and finding your authentic path What is manifestation and inner work? Questions that lead you to discover your authentic self and path: what do I value most? What feels authentic to me? What lights me up? Reflecting on your childhood is a good place to start, what did I love to do when I was a kid? What do I have in common with my friends? What do I love to talk about? Acknowledging the call and response of life, testing things out and seeing how to configure your actions and thoughts with this newfound awarenessBeing receptive towards ‘friction’ and discerning when things are getting externally blocked or internally, how to interrogate when you are in your own way and move past self imposed blocksBeing in alignment and and staying pres
(Re-Air) A Field Guide to Networking for Emerging Artists
(Re-Air) Welcome to Season 5 Episode 8 of Art Is... a podcast for artists, where we brainstorm the future of the art world and the creative industries.
In this episode, hosts Lauryn and Isotta delve into the discomfort that many creatives experience when it comes to networking. They shed light on how social exposure can significantly benefit your professional and personal well-being, especially in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19. The hosts also address limiting stereotypes surrounding artists and art business, which can negatively influence our self-image and self-concept as capable networkers and business people.
Within our conversation, a pivotal focus lies in identifying those limiting beliefs that can profoundly affect your networking experiences, especially when it comes to sharing your work and articulating your artistic identity. Isotta imparts her own encounters with networking in the era of zoom, imparting insights into the dynamic shifts that have characterized the networking landscape.
Lauryn and Isotta navigate the intricate terrain that bridges friendship and business relationships. This connection is vividly illustrated through a compelling clip featuring filmmakers Loria King and Avril Z Speaks, from Season 4, Episode 13 "BLACK AMERICA IS…"
Central to this episode is the concept of self-inquiry, where the hosts encourage you to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Lauryn emphasizes the importance of "reading the room" and crafting an elevator pitch to eloquently introduce your artistic practice, effectively adapting your approach to diverse situations.
The episode concludes with a clip from an Instagram live Lauryn hosted with artist Olivia Brydon, shedding light on the extraordinary value of in-person networking. This clip underscores the potential for growth and opportunity that arises through conversation with clients and fellow art enthusiasts.
For emerging artists poised to broaden their horizons, redefine their self-concept, and unlock the full potential of networking, this podcast episode is essential. Tune in and equip yourself with the insights and tools to forge connection and open doors to endless possibility.
Understanding the discomfort many creatives have around networking The benefits of social exposure on your health and wellbeing professionally and personally, how covid changed things Stereotypes around artists and art business playing into our own self image and self conceptIdentifying limiting beliefs - sharing your work and explaining yourself and how networking plays into thisIsotta’s experience networking on zoom during covid How to categorize relationships - understanding expectations and what people bring to to relationships Bridging the gap between friendship and business as seen through the clip of Loria King and Avril Z Speaks, film makers and creators of BLACK AMERICA IS… originally from Season 4 Episode 13 Reframing Networking as FriendshipSelf inquiry - getting to know the different versions of yourself so you can introduce yourself and your practice in different ways“Reading the room” asking people the right questions Strengthening your self concept The elevator pitch - the importance of creating a statement for yourself Olivia Brydon Clip from IG live with Lauryn Hill, her love of in person meet ups and learning by observing and conversing with clients and art lovers Seeing networking as an endless pool of resources
Curated Splash’s The Introvert’s Guide To Networking https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/2023/8/10/the-introverts-guide-to-networking
Formulating an Elevator Pitch https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/introduction-elevator-pitch-ted-clay-hebert.html
Chat GPT https://chat.openai.com/
BLACK AMERICA IS… film https://www.filmindependent.org/talent/loria-king/
Loria King https://www.instagram.com/aboutloria/?hl=en
Avril Z Speaks https://www.instagram.com/azuspeak/?hl=en
Transform Your Relationship with Money: A Workshop for Artists hosted by Lauryn Hill from Curated Splash
Welcome to Season 5's Bonus Episode, an exclusive recording of the 'Unlocking Wealth Workshop: Transform Your Relationship with Money' hosted by Season 5 co-host Lauryn Hill from Curated Splash.
3 fundamental principles
Slowing down and connecting with present moment to release limiting beliefs and let go of scarcity mindset Shifting mindset to the infinite- abundance mindset for money to flow to you Being of service- seeing your value and sharing it with the world
Easy check in questions (inspired by Ryan Roi):
If you were to pretend that you were in an intimate relationship with money, as if money were a person in your life how would you describe that relationship? Are you at ease? Are you avoiding it? Angry or resentful? What does that relationship look like? If you don’t have a great relationship then it probably doesn't want to stay in your life… What kind of relationship would you choose to have with money if you could have any kind of relationship? Thinking about money as a child that you care for and that you help grow… What are some ways that you could cultivate that relationship right now? Learning how to be a good steward for your money, how do you want to show up to that relationship? What are some of your inherent ways of being/belief systems that you got from your parents/mentors or from society in general? How can I find new and joyful ways for money to flow to me? Live coaching at the end with workshop participants
Free Career Values & Motivations Guide: https://www.curatedsplash.com/shop
Free Career Clarity Starter Kit for Creatives: https://www.curatedsplash.com/starter-kit-landing-page
Curated Splash Resources https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog
Lauryn’s pricing framework https://www.curatedsplash.com/blog/5-steps-to-properly-pricing-your-art
TASCHEN Publishing https://www.taschen.com/en/
Learn more about our partner ART MO: https://artmo.com/
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Article about Isotta, Art Is… & ARTMO https://artmo.com/buzz/artmo-introduces-its-new-partner-art-is-podcast
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Heard about this podcast through another art podcast I follow. Many of these conversation podcasts can feel too open ended or directionless. But the host asks great questions and the production keeps it accessible and very interesting. Highly recommended.
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