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What is arts funding?

There’s been a lot of talk about arts funding lately. I want to think about it. What is it? What does it mean for people, for artists, for taxpayers? Let’s talk about that today. Hi, my name is Carrie on Artist Strong, and we’re going to dig into...

Make Art That Changes the World

I listened to an interview a while ago where the artist felt a lot of pressure to make art that “changes the world.” She discovered her current art interest in part because she felt enjoyment from the process. She also felt free from the pressure of making “important”...
Art is in Your DNA

Art is in Your DNA

You were born to be an artist. It’s in our DNA. “We don’t know why these people built these structures or even what they are for, we can only guess.” I listened to my tour guide as I took in the massive structure, older than the pyramids. It looked a bit like a...

Are You Ashamed of Your Art?

  It pains me that people can feel ashamed of their art interest. In fact, some will hide it, or spend their whole lives creating but never share their work. They are like Vivian Maier because sharing is too vulnerable, is too scary, is too confronting. There is...