Arts Shrink
Arts Shrink is a bi-weekly column designed to answer questions from artists and arts groups related to their arts business and practice. The Arts Shrink brings two decades of experience as an arts consultant, teacher, and mentor to the table as she responds your questions.
Why Don't Artists Get Any Respect?
Why Don't Artists Get Any Respect?
What's an artist to do when they aren't getting the respect they feel they deserve?
Should I Go to Art School?
Should I Go to Art School?
Considering art school? The Arts Shrink makes a case for why you should go.
How Do I Get Over a Creative Block?
How Do I Get Over a Creative Block?
In a creative block? Maybe your muse is just whispering.
Should I Become a Nonprofit?
Should I Become a Nonprofit?
The Arts Shrink explains the details of becoming a nonprofit and offers alternatives to incorporation.
What's the Most Common Mistake Artists Make?
What's the Most Common Mistake Artists Make?
There is one whopper of a mistake that artists make that can be easily avoided.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline


A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline


Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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