I look forward to announcing “Opportunities For Artists”. So, on Monday when I reviewed our Google stats and discovered that articles like this consistently score among the top visited pages. Our stats also reveal that visitors spend an average of 30 minutes reading our articles. So, when I sat down to write this column, I wanted to offer you something you could really sink into. I decided to provide a broader perspective of “Opportunities For Artists” with some career guidance to go along with it.
There Are Many Opportunities For Artists
I’m sure you agree there certainly isn’t a lack of opportunities to be found for you to take your career to a higher level. You achieve success in many ways. You will have experiences that serve as the opportunities to learn. You will also encounter opportunities that will provide challenges for you to test your fortitude, values and convictions.
Opportunities are offered through people who are your greatest supporters and those acquaintances you have yet to meet. Opportunities are also often delivered to you in quiet whispers. Often these turn out to be the most powerful so my advice is always be attentive with your ears and eyes wide open.
Not All “Opportunities” Are Trustworthy
On the other hand, you will encounter a myriad of Opportunities For Artists blasted in large, bold advertisements such as “Calls For Artists”. Keep in mind not all “opportunities” are created equally. And, the blogs and magazines they advertise in don’t necessarily check their credibility.
I always advise my clients to ask questions when they discover a new opportunity, such as:
* What does this opportunity offer in tangible rewards?
* How will this enhance my career?
* Will it bring me to the right audience?
* Is the art they select created by professional artists or amateurs?
* Who are the people offering this opportunity (is there a detailed “About Us” page on the website)
* What are their professional credentials?
* What is the ratio between the number of entrants and the selected winners?
The practice of asking questions will provide you with an opportunity to explore your goals and priorities. Indeed, questions provide a powerful starting place on your path to growth and fulfillment.
As in the words of the great Eleanor Roosevelt: “If you prepare yourself … you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears.”
You might be interested in reading an article I wrote on The Artrepreneur Coach website: Use The Power of Questions For Your Art Career Success.
Our “Opportunities For Artists” Are Reliable
Rest assured there are many excellent, trustworthy people and programs available that offer the best opportunities to exhibit and sell your art and gain recognition. We investigate them before we list them on our website.
My mission as an artist advocate and mentor is to steer you in the right direction to help you obtain your career objectives. I’ll continue to help you navigate the options and make the right choice through my articles and career consultations.