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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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Ms Barbers is an artist-run gallery in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, co-founded by Anton Leiberman, Becky Kolsrud, Kiki Johnson and Dustin Metz, and includes artists Alida Berden, Catherine Fairbanks and Conner... more

Our guest is Brian Sonia-Wallace, the artistic director and co-producer of the NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival, an all-day event on Oct 29, 2016 exploring the East San Fernando Valley along METRO's Orange Line. Through... more

Guests on the show are three of the artist members of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles (TSA LA). Vanessa Chow, Carl Baratta and Christopher Ulivo. Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia,... more

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
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