Sometimes we cower from criticism or avoid it altogether. But criticism can be a huge tool in helping you make creativity your career. In this episode we talk about reframing criticism so that it’s helpful. We also talk about what we should look for to make criticism helpful and what to ignore completely.
Artists everywhere are creating meaningful moments. And those moments are not just nice. They are essential. Through our art, we have the ability to create meaning and connect people. Here’s how!
This year can be huge as we build our creative careers. Here are a few things to lay as a foundation as we prepare for another year of growth.
This week, Cole visits, Alice Fairfax, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and the tables turn. She interviews Cole on the creative process, the practicality of being an artist, the importance of “why” and so much more.
Parkinson’s Law says that “work expands to fill the time allotted." What does that mean? That means deadlines are more important than we ever thought they were. Here’s a way to experiment with various time tables and develop a new workflow.
Ruth Carter has recently been hailed for her designs for Black Panther. But she has had a long, disciplined career. In this interview, live from the Story Gathering, we explore her integral role in the rise of African American filmmaking and the path that led her to design one of 2018’s hit films.
How many times have you said it (or have heard others say it)? “It’s hard to make a living as an artist in this town.” The truth is, it’s hard to make a living as an artist PERIOD… regardless of what town you live in. So how do we reframe things to set us on a course for success?
“A miserable journey leads to a miserable destination.” An incredible insight in this interview with “Hello Dolly” actress, Analisa Leaming. In this interview we explore what it means to find fulfillment as an artist. How do we gain perspective along the journey that helps us thrive in the long term?
You can find Analisa at https://www.analisaleaming.com/
When we slow down and take account of the things we’re thankful for, it can really help us along the way of building our creative careers.
Artists are often visionary — looking ahead and thinking of the next thing. But growing as an artist and as a person means taking time to look back. In this episode, we discover how moving forward in your creative career is rooted in looking back.
Halloween has some things to teach us about being an artist. Here are 4 things we can take away from Halloween to help make our creative career even stronger!
Building a creative career means creating a culture and community around your work. How do we create a culture? Through the content we produce. In this two-parter, we explore the first half this idea — how creating and releasing quality content on the regular helps you build a culture around your work.
In previous episodes, we’ve talked about the importance of honestly asking “what do I want?” In this episode, we address another question, “what do I need?” Both of these questions are important as we work to make creativity our career.
We talk about a lot of ideas here on this podcast. But I truly want us to take action. That’s how we build a creative career. So in this episode, I’m going to ask you some questions. Wherever you are, take time to answer them. Let’s get your creative career to the next level!
Opportunities present themselves on a regular basis, but we have to be ready for them when they come. On this episode, we talk about 4 ways you can be ready to seize opportunities when they come your way.
There is an age old debate on the question, “What is art?” In this podcast, we talk about the power of our creativity and how it’s helping people awaken the deeper things of life.
There are ups. There are downs. And creative careers are built when we choose to persevere on the difficult days.
There are things we might think we need to do when we’re starting our creative career. But usually, those things are just distractions. In this episode, we reframe our priorities so we can get to work on the things we say we want to be doing.
Chris won Season 12 of The Voice. In this interview, Chris shares how he's working more today than ever before. We'll overcome the myth of winning the creative lottery and talk practically about how we can build our creative careers.
Last week, we talked about the value of being yourself as an artist. But what does that mean? How do we make that happen. In this episode, we talk about 4 ways we can being more of who we are to our artistic process.