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24 Grant Writing Tips Part 1

24 Grant Writing Tips Part 1

Based on my experience writing multiple personal project grants, receiving a MN State Arts Board Grant, writing grants for organizations and assisting on a grant review panel, I’ve come across themes and tips to help artists with writing their own grants.  Please, Stop with the…

Free and Almost Free Workshops for Artists

Free and Almost Free Workshops for Artists

Business resources and assistance are crucial to launching a new business. But these resources can be costly and add up quickly. Below are a few places other artists can take free or almost free workshops and classes around the Twin Cities community. Metropolitan Regional Arts…

How to Form Your Own LLC in Minnesota

How to Form Your Own LLC in Minnesota

You would think that art school would have some business classes thrown in there to help teach artists how to manage their own business….yes because that’s what professional artists do, run businesses!  Art schools do little to prepare students to walk out into the art…

So, You’re a RAW Artist Now: What to Know & Prepare

So, You’re a RAW Artist Now: What to Know & Prepare

I had a creative colleague of mine ask about my RAW experience. In response to her, I told her mainly the pros and cons of being in a RAW show and how to best prepare if she decided to do one of their events. So,…

Art Inventory Part 3: Insane Inventory

Art Inventory Part 3: Insane Inventory

Here are a few more ideas to send your inventory outta this world. Flaunting your inventory to other artists when it is this detailed is going to make some jaws drop with the amount of information, thought and organization you have put into your inventory.…

Paperwork Filing in the Studio

Paperwork Filing in the Studio

Paper Piles: Its time to tackle the growing paper pile monster. I always try to keep as much paperwork and documents possible so I have an accurate paper trail, but that leads to a lot of papers to maintain. One of my favorite organizing books, One…

Studio Deep Cleaning

Studio Deep Cleaning

Getting organized isn’t about picking up your table tops and putting all your paints, pencils and reference books back in their drawer or shelf. This blog post is about the nitty-gritty cleaning. Bust out the mop, broom and some surface cleaner and get those winter dust…

Art Inventory

Art Inventory

If you already have not made your way over to Local Artist Interviews to read my guest blog, then begin here. I wrote a guest blog about how to become an organized artist! In the post, I wrote a basic month-to-month list on how an…

When a Project Goes Bad

When a Project Goes Bad

Artists love to work. We love creating art and we love being busy. But sometimes we catch ourselves in a project that suddenly was not what we thought it was! This posting is about that project that suddenly goes bad. While sometimes this is unavoidable,…

Organizing Creative Work Spaces

Organizing Creative Work Spaces

Designating work spaces with specific functions offers clarity, focus, and organization. The basic spaces an artist should have is a creative space, to make their art, and a business space, to handle all the arts business aspects including paperwork. Storage and types of furniture in…