100 episodes

Create! is a podcast for the artist who believes that our entire life is a canvas, and we have the power to create anything we desire. Uplifting conversations about art, creative business, and more. Hosted by Ekaterina Popova, artist, coach, and founder of Create! Magazine. Guest hosted by Alicia Puig, CEO of PxP Contemporary.

The Create! Podcast by Ekaterina Popova

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 190 Ratings

Create! is a podcast for the artist who believes that our entire life is a canvas, and we have the power to create anything we desire. Uplifting conversations about art, creative business, and more. Hosted by Ekaterina Popova, artist, coach, and founder of Create! Magazine. Guest hosted by Alicia Puig, CEO of PxP Contemporary.

    Aiming for rejection letters

    Aiming for rejection letters

    In this episode, guest host and co-author Alicia Puig reads an excerpt from The Complete Smartist Guide book!
    This is the book with all of the practical information about how to actually make a career in the arts that we never learned in art school. The Complete Smartist Guide is packed with tips, hints, and actionable steps from our personal experiences working in the art world.
    In this essential guide for self-taught and emerging artists, we discuss not only business tactics, sales strategies, and how to promote your art online and in person, but also actionable information about how to deal with creative burnout, overcome imposter syndrome, and avoid the comparison game!
    We’ve built our creative businesses largely using social media and email marketing so we share all of the exact steps we used to reach audiences of hundreds of thousands of followers around the world. To make sure we rounded out this book with even more solid advice, we’ve included interviews with numerous contemporary artists to share their unique insight into how to license your art, attract clients for commissions and mural projects, develop your unique creative voice, and so much more!
    Learn more: https://www.pxpcontemporary.com/pages/the-complete-smartist-guide-book

    • 10 min
    How Artists Can Make a Difference with TJ Walsh

    How Artists Can Make a Difference with TJ Walsh

    Join Kat and therapist and coach TJ Walsh on an uplifting episode to help you reconnect with your purpose and find your superhero powers. TJ shares his perspective on how artists can make a big difference in our world, the importance of taking risks and the value of art education. 
     
    The link to register for the GROW Creative Leadership Summit is: www.tjwalshcoaching.com/placemaking
    Enjoy a code for 20% off of the event. Use the code QUEEN at checkout.
     
    www.createmagazine.com/call-for-art
    www.artqueens.co

    • 30 min
    Preventing Burnout [The Complete Smartist Guide]

    Preventing Burnout [The Complete Smartist Guide]

    Join Kat on this chapter reading of The Complete Smartist Guide on preventing burnout. If you feel worn out, unmotivated, and exhausted, these tips will help you recover and return to the studio when you are ready!
    Get your copy of the book on Amazon or contact your local indie bookstore: https://www.createmagazine.com/book

    • 12 min
    The Deeper Meaning Behind Your Art | Take Your Power Back with Kat

    The Deeper Meaning Behind Your Art | Take Your Power Back with Kat

    In this episode, Kat talks about shifting our perspective and invites you to think about the deeper meaning behind your art. 
    Would you still create if you were independently wealthy?
    Would you still want to be seen and share your work?
    Of course, you would. 
    We are exploring the deeper motivation that keeps us going through all seasons and remind ourselves not to get stuck in the fleeting moment, keeping our vision in mind. 
    www.createmagazine.com/podcast
     
    Wouldn't be great to see your work on a beautiful display, have meaningful conversations with others all while making sales?
    Why not take your work out into the world, connect with others and elevate your career in the process?
    Join Gita Joshi and Ekaterina Popova in Our Course, Your Own Art Show
    https://yourownartshow.com

    • 16 min
    Breaking Into the World of Art Writing with Jasmin Hernandez

    Breaking Into the World of Art Writing with Jasmin Hernandez

    Jasmin Hernandez (she/her) is the Black Latinx founder & Editor in Chief of Gallery Gurls, an award-winning digital space celebrating Black & POC in contemporary art since 2012. Gallery Gurls has been featured in Vogue, Artnet, and Artsy. Hernandez's writing has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Latina, PopSugar, ELLE, CNN Style, etc. Her debut book, We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World, was released by Abrams (2021). Her writing has been awarded and funded by The Awesome Foundation (2018) & Critical Minded (2020), and she was a 2021 finalist for The Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing. In 2022, she became a recipient in the inaugural cohort of Creatives Rebuild New York’s Guaranteed Income for Artists program. She is a proud Dominican Yorker, based in Harlem. You’ll find this Parsons alumna gallery hopping locally and globally, usually sipping on an oat milk cafe au lait, and constantly reading Black womxn authors.

    • 37 min
    How to Know Which Opportunities Are Right For You [The Complete Smartist Guide]

    How to Know Which Opportunities Are Right For You [The Complete Smartist Guide]

    I know at some point you have probably wondered, "which juried opportunities should I apply for?" or "how do I know if it's a good fit or a huge waste of time?"
    Your time and resources are valuable, which is why in this episode, Kat reads an excerpt from our book, The Complete Smartist Guide, to help you figure out how to make decisions on what to apply for in your art career. 
    You can read our book by ordering a copy online with an easy click of a button or asking your local indie bookstore to stock it:
    https://www.createmagazine.com/book

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Margot Dermody ,

Uplifting, Authentic, & Loving - the Best!!

I have been listening to Create (formerly Art & Cocktails) for 3+ years. When I came back to art, this podcast, and guests, were my INSPIRATION. Helpful tips and interesting artist stories gave me tools to keep a positive mindset. Also recommend the amazing Art Queens Membership for a thriving, encouraging community. I can’t say enough about how valuable this has been to my well-being and growth as an artist. Thank you Kat and Alicia!! You rock!!!

chloeee🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️ ,

Seriously Love!!

So inspiring every time, thank you Kat and Alicia and everyone else behind this podcast!!! 💓💗💓💗

a. albury ,

Dina Brodsky

I always love the podcast, but I especially enjoyed today’s interview with Dina. Kat is always entertaining, it just made my day

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