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Learning how the contemporary visual art world works, one conversation at a time. How does the visual art world work? I don’t know either, so I will ask the people that work in the industry and try to learn how the contemporary visual art world functions and hopefully be able to take their insight and experiences and learn how we can make a living in the artworld.

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    • Visual Arts
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Learning how the contemporary visual art world works, one conversation at a time. How does the visual art world work? I don’t know either, so I will ask the people that work in the industry and try to learn how the contemporary visual art world functions and hopefully be able to take their insight and experiences and learn how we can make a living in the artworld.

    Art Activists, OK Fox + Lucia Love, Art and Labor Podcast (NYC, USA)

    Art Activists, OK Fox + Lucia Love, Art and Labor Podcast (NYC, USA)

    - Gig economy

    - Tenants unions

    - Anarchist librarians

    - Definitions of success in the art world

    - How the art world is broken

    - Housing issues in NYC

    - Covid-19 artist grants

    - Award ceremonies

    - Politics and the Arts

    - Revisiting WPA Federal Art Projects

    - Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6172460/

    - Albert Camus' The Plague - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11989.The_Plague



    http://www.artandlaborpodcast.com/



    Lucia Love - http://www.nothingisgoingtohappen.com/

    OK Love - https://twitter.com/0KF0X



    Please be sure to visit our Patreon page and help support the podcast by being part of the conversation. The more money raised, the larger the global reach we can offer you:
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    For more information about the host, Matthew Dols
http://www.matthewdols.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Gallerist, Blanka Čermáková, Trafo Gallery (Prague, CZ)

    Gallerist, Blanka Čermáková, Trafo Gallery (Prague, CZ)

    - Artist grants

    - Transitioning from a gallery space to a commercial gallery

    - Vienna Contemporary - https://www.viennacontemporary.at

    - Art fairs

    - How the gallery creates their program

    - Her definition of conceptual art

    - The relationship of galleries and curators

    - Re_Form exhibition - https://bit.ly/2ZJUnMH

    - Contemporary Czech sculpture

    - Sister galleries

    - Prague 7 Art District - https://www.praha7.cz/temata/art-district-7/

    - Grant writing tips





    https://trafogallery.cz



    Please be sure to visit our Patreon page and help support the podcast by being part of the conversation. The more money raised, the larger the global reach we can offer you:
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    For more information about the host, Matthew Dols
http://www.matthewdols.com

    • 57 min
    Photographer, Ben Smith, A Small Voice Podcast (London, UK)

    Photographer, Ben Smith, A Small Voice Podcast (London, UK)

    - Telling stories

    - The need for multiple revenue streams

    - The time when your best work is behind you

    - Monetising creative talent

    - Shooting with cellphone camera vs professional equipment

    - Poor musician blames his instrument

    - Analog photography

    - Owning versus renting equipment

    - Quantity vs quality

    - How to build an artist website

    - How to organise your portfolio

    - Dougie Wallace - http://www.dougiewallace.com/

    - Rights to images on social media



    https://bensmithphoto.com/



    https://bensmithphoto.com/asmallvoice

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Fiber Artist + Painter, Amanda Adams + Nicole Mueller, Beyond the Studio Podcast (USA)

    Fiber Artist + Painter, Amanda Adams + Nicole Mueller, Beyond the Studio Podcast (USA)

    - Art schools

    - Running a podcast

    - The importance of learning from other peoples experiences

    - Alumni connections

    - Cultural privilege / white privilege

    - The importance of connections

    - Grant writing

    - The Artist's Guide To Grant Writing by Gigi Rosenberg - https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Guide-Grant-Writing-Performing/dp/0823000702

    - In the end it is all about who you know

    - Being in the right place at the right time with the right work

    - The importance of text on a website

    - How to use social media well

    - If you are not paying for a service you are not the customer

    - The definition of success in the art world

    - Student loans

    - Side hustles

    - The desire for external approval



    https://beyondthe.studio

    https://www.nicolemariemueller.com

    https://closecallstudio.com



    Please be sure to visit our Patreon page and help support the podcast by being part of the conversation. The more money raised, the larger the global reach we can offer you:

    https://www.patreon.com/thewisefool



    For more information about the host, Matthew Dols

    http://www.matthewdols.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    (Self)Portrait Photographer + Educator, Jessica McDermott (London, UK)

    (Self)Portrait Photographer + Educator, Jessica McDermott (London, UK)

    - Cindy Sherman

    - Art education

    - Steve McQueen

    - Steve McQueen Year 3 exhibition

    - Grant writing

    - Limitations can be freeing

    - Crowd funding

    - How much to share on social media

    - Fear of rejection

    - People support things that are already being supported

    - Selling art online

    - Accountability

    - Side hustles

    - Running art workshops

    - Scenario Podcast

    - virtual photo shoots

    - Shooting street photography in video games



    http://jessicamcdermott.com/

    https://scenariopodcast.com/

     

    Please be sure to visit our Patreon page and help support the podcast by being part of the conversation. The more money raised, the larger the global reach we can offer you:
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    For more information about the host, Matthew Dols
http://www.matthewdols.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Painter + Podcaster, Erika Hess, I Like Your Work (Ohio, USA)

    Painter + Podcaster, Erika Hess, I Like Your Work (Ohio, USA)

    - Limitations can help creativity

    - What podcasts podcasters listen too

    - Artist statements

    - Writers and curators writing artist statements

    - Art academia

    - Art competitions

    - Always research opportunities

    - Have goals

    - Sharon Louden - https://www.sharonlouden.com

    - The overuse of the terms 'artist' and 'curator'

    - The importance of tenacity in an art career

    - Teaching art online

    - Being a parent and an artist



    https://www.erikabhess.com

    https://www.ilikeyourworkpodcast.com



    About
Erika b Hess is a painter recognized for her use and interest in color. Her work has been exhibited nationally including Prince Street Gallery in NYC, Last Projects in Los Angles, CA, and Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, MA. In 2017, she had two solo exhibitions, “The Line Between the Past and the Present,” at Musa Collective, Allston MA and “Viewing Light,” at Newton Free Library, Newton, MA. Her work has been featured in various publications including, Poets and Artists, Fresh Paint, Charles River Journal and Post Industrial Complex, a book released by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Her work was selected by John Seed to be featured in, “Fifty Memorable Artists 2015”. She has served on panels such as Cleveland Institute of Art’s, “Feminism Now: Exposing the Truth”, Boston University's, "Creative Capital: Building Collaborative Art Space" and was a visiting juror for Dayton Visual Art Center’s 2016-2018 biennial. She created the podcast, I Like Your Work and is a co-founder of MUSA Collective, an artist-run collective in Boston. She received her MFA from Boston University.



    Please be sure to visit our Patreon page and help support the podcast by being part of the conversation. The more money raised, the larger the global reach we can offer you:
https://www.patreon.com/thewisefool

    For more information about the host, Matthew Dols
http://www.matthewdols.com

    • 1 hr 8 min

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