Contract Agreements All Artists Should Know About

by Catherine Watts The performing and visual arts often require a great deal of collaboration. Many creative professionals believe that contracts are only necessary for their biggest projects and will frequently skip drafting agreements for the smaller ones. But it’s actually the small jobs that have the greatest chance of causing avoidable and inconvenient problems. […]

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37 Grants and Fellowships for Musicians

by Catherine Watts Making a living as a musician can be difficult, and many prospective musicians find it nearly impossible to make their dream of working full-time in the music industry a reality. Luckily, grant and fellowship opportunities offer musicians the financial resources they need to stay creative and keep performing. Although the competition for […]

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The Art Of The Perfect Headshot

  by Catherine Watts Headshots are frequently the bread and butter for both performing and visual artists. A dynamic headshot for an actor, model, or for the photographer taking the picture can be the difference between getting the gig or not. Because of this, a headshot is a very important piece of the puzzle when […]

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5 Ways To Stand Out In An Audition

by Catherine Watts Broadway musical, A Chorus Line perfectly sums up the thoughts and fears that all performing artists have when coming in for an audition: “God, I hope I get it.” After an audition performers often think to themselves, “Is there anything I could have done differently to make myself more unique?” When you […]

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How To Become An Actor

by Catherine Watts Have you ever had the dream of becoming a famous Hollywood actor or actress one day? Luckily for anyone with that dream, becoming an actor is easier than ever before. Although it has gotten easier to become a professional actor, breaking into the industry still requires a lot of hard work, passion, […]

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Featured Artist Of The Week: Titus Kaphar

by Catherine Watts When I first came across the work of Titus Kaphar, it immediately stopped me in my tracks and captivated me. On a recent first-time visit to the National Portrait Gallery, Titus Kaphar’s art had an entire exhibit showroom dedicated to it. His art resonated with me not just as an art lover, […]

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12 Items Every Serious Classical Dancer Needs

Dancing is an art form that many consider to be both a performing art and a sport. Dancing requires not just a resume and headshot, but some serious stamina as well. Utilizing the proper dancewear can greatly minimize the risk of injury while dancing. Shoes During an audition you never know what kind of dancing […]

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Signs Of An Art Scam And How To Avoid Them

by Catherine Watts With the advance in technology, scams are becoming more sophisticated. Unfortunately for the hard-working artists of the world, arts scams are becoming much more prevalent. Luckily, there are ways in which artists can protect themselves from being taken in by one of the many online scams out there. Why Scammers Target Artists […]

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