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GYST Radio is a resource for all information on the business of art, hybrid careers and other DIY strategies for a successful career in the arts. We believe that artists should define their own careers on their own terms, and we provide the necessary tools and resources for doing so. We have great resources for artists (see below) but this radio broadcast concentrates on DIY artists, independent curators and arts organizations that support artists. Instead of waiting to be validated by a "gate keeper" come and find out strategies for doing it yourself here. We also post relevant content from other providers, so enjoy.

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Bert Rodriguez works within a wide range of media including installation, performance, photography, sculpture, film, video, and sound, to translate ideas that explore the relationship between art and audience. He created The Bert... more

Sarah Peters is an artist, writer, arts administrator and public art project creator, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her passion project, The Floating Library, explores the underused amenity of the urban lake as a civic and creative place... more

Erica Larsen-Dockray is an interdisciplinary artist and animator, teacher, double business owner, freelance graphic designer and web developer. She co-founded Calibraska Arts Initiative, a summer program bringing artists from California to... more

Thinh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American artist living in Los Angeles, where he maintains an active visual and performance art practice, informed by his emigration and subsequently formed transnational and non-binary gender and... more

Leyna Lightman spent the past decade in museum education departments designing events, curriculum and digital content for institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State... more

Guests are artists Jason Ramos and Rachael Gorchov. Jason and Rachael talk about having a diversified artistic practice that includes being deeply committed to and involved in artist-run initiatives. Jason founded (along with artists Michelle... more

Artists Blake Whitaker and Zachary Taylor took over an empty storefront to create an exhibition space as an art project, which they called The Los Feliz Museum of Contemporary Art. The artists grabbed the opportunity to temporarily utilize a... more

Kio Griffith is a Los Angeles-based, continent-crossing, artist, curator, writer, performer, presenter, and collaborator extraordinaire. He is deeply involved in several artist collectives that put on exhibitions and events in a DIY modality,... more

Leonardo Bravo is the founder of Big City Forum, an independent, interdisciplinary project that encourages explorations and exchanges between various creative disciplines. Big City Forum (BCF), founded in 2008 by Los Angeles-based artist,... more
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