As nerdy as it may sound, actually my favorite way to spend a week day is working on my artwork/brand. By this I mean finding calls for entries, opportunities, and writing applications. The thought of my work getting accepted into some of these just sound tantalizing! I recently just applied to some really cool travel opportunities for this winter and next year. With my artwork being really unique and diverse, I have a pretty good chance at these, but they are competitive.
I’ve also been working on my indiegogo campaign and using twitter for marketing. It’s been cool to meet other users who are into promoting your work. I recently have been working with one individual, and he’s definitely got a hand on twitter and I feel pretty blessed to have his help.
I’m hooked on opportunity and with the acceptance rate my artwork has, it’s easy to get caught up in finding all these opportunities. It’s how I found most of the experiences that I’ve been able to have. The internet is a great resource for emerging individuals in any career – not necessarily the arts. Experience is everything, and just being one opportunity has happened, doesn’t mean it can happen again, you just have to put the effort into it.
My last thing has been publications. In some fields of academia to have your work published is extremely important. It doesn’t matter that someone doesn’t know it, it means that your work has been published! And you never know who may read those publications. Someone who may not necessarily go to a gallery, may read your publication and be interested in your work. They are a great venue for exhibition – but can be kinda tricky regarding copyright. Just be careful.
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