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 Strategic Planning for Artists Is Not Always the Strategic Thing to Do
Why Strategic Planning for Artists Is Not Always the Strategic Thing to Do
The Arts Shrink explains the many facets of strategic planning for artists.
What Kind of Business Support Do Artists Need?
What Kind of Business Support Do Artists Need?
The Arts Shrink explains the steps for an artist to cultivate a business sensibility.
How to be Supportive of an Artist
How to be Supportive of an Artist
What are the best ways to be supportive of an artist's endeavors?
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.
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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

Literature

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

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

icon, Music discipline

Music

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

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Performance

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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