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Tips & Tools

These tips come straight from our Professional Development Program’s Artist’s Tools Handbook—a 200+ page resource we give to Core Workshop attendees, written by PDP Core Leaders Jackie Battenfield and Aaron Landsman. The book covers everything from writing to budgeting, websites to fundraising, elevator pitches to work samples. Similarly, each post will be packed with practical ideas to make your life run more smoothly, leaving you even more time for your creative practice.

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Avoid “Artspeak”: Kirby Tepper On Talking Straight

Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017
Kirby Tepper is a man of many talents: actor and educator are just a few of the hats he...
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A Page from Our Handbook: Designing and Building Your Artist Site

Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017
The following post comes from the Professional Development Program’s (PDP) Artist’s...
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Organizing Tax Returns? Top Tips for Artists!

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017
Tax time isn’t fun for most people, but it’s especially hard on artists who...
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The Power to Create: Upcoming Residency and Grant Opportunities

Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2017
It’s never been more important for artists to use their voices and speak truth to...
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Lessons in Sustainability: Five Questions for Sharon Louden

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Sharon Louden needs no introduction. A successful artist, editor, author and advocate for...
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Financial Literacy: A Cheat Sheet for Artists

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017
It’s a well-worn cliche, but it’s true: “Knowledge is power,” and...
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