Enough with the inspiration. Here is the realness.
The key is to strike a balance so that planning and spontaneity are mutually supportive. You can maximize the benefits of both by organizing your time and fostering work habits that will allow these two approaches to complement each other.
"I try to remain open to taking risks in my work because I know failure can often lead to something amazing." -Rangeley, Maine
The artist as applicant is an artist who is applying for an award that offers money, a studio residency, or an honor. The artist as applicant may be nominated or may respond to an open grant application call. Sometimes there are restrictions (age, locale, gender, education). The artist as applicant often but not always, has another source of income -- a day job, a part-time job, or the actual sale of their art. Some artist as applicants rely entirely on grants for their income.
A relationship with a gallery is a marriage of sorts. It'll have ups and downs, and it's a commitment that needs to be honored and worked on.
HELP DESK is a weekly column written for DailyServing.com and is sponsored in part by KQED.org. John Baldessari, I Will Not
It is 2012, but in the art world it is often still 1966. Some of the "traditions" underlying the business side of the gallery and museum world date back decades. Don't let 'em fool you that they are hip.
Artists' advisors can be distinguished from business managers, who run an artist's career, reps, who sell work, and public relations firms, who publicize, in that their goal is to set the artist on a career path.