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Amy Conger

Straw Into Gold

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The Art and Business of Transformation: discussions to move you forward in your art career, your small business, your creative journey and your personal evolution.

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What if the value of your artwork, goods or services was based entirely on what someone was willing to trade for it? How would that change the materials you chose or the way you do business? How would that change your relationship... more

How can an artist get funded when they are not producing a commercial product? And what if they are a student or or are doing small scale projects? What can the arts world learn from microgranters? Have we underestimated the power... more

We've said it time and time again: if you are a working artist, you must attend to the business of art. But how do you get your foot in the door? You can work with a professional representative or publicist, but how do you know what to... more

What can we do to stay human and stay compassionate in the face of the myriad of social problems facing us everyday? Some would say that using our creativity to stay empathetic is a prime use of the artists' mind. Today we are joined by... more

What is Relational Art? How is it different from other forms of art and how is it different from daily life itself? Relational as a term applied to art indicates an endeavor where the artist provides a context for human interaction, where... more

How can myths and fairy tales guide our lives? What can the realm of legend do for our own creative journey? Today we'll hear excerpts from talks and interviews by Cat Meehan and Jonathan Young. Cat is an artist who teaches a... more

What does it mean to be an artist in these times when art means so much more than painting and sculpting? If you work in performance or installation, how do you fit into an art world built on the buying and selling of collectable works?... more

Lisa Rasmussen & Lauren Odell Usher have taken their trade to the streets. Their Art is Moving project is using the power of art as a medium to transform neighborhoods. We'll talk to them about how their recent project in Oakland, CA... more

This week our guest is Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, who has written a book on artist career development called 'Starving' to Successful. We'll discuss his book, and how artists can avoid making serious... more

Being an artist or creative professional is not the easiest path; there are many stumbling blocks. Creative blocks may be the first to come to mind, but many artists who could have successful careers balk at the business end of art and... more
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