I’m sure you’ve been to group meetings where you thought to yourself, What in the world am I doing here? Those are groups you want to exit quickly. No sense hanging around.
©Terri Lindbloom, 2.0. Installation. Plexi, concrete blocks, found imagery, and clamp. Used with permission.
Maybe it’s just not the right group for you. Or maybe it’s because it’s not well organized. I used this special podcast to talk— just me—about artist groups.
Being an artist is lonely and most artists need to spend time around others to thrive. There are 4 primary reasons to be part of an organized and well-run group.
Inspiration and Motivation
Opportunities and Connections
And there are 4 attributes to pay attention to in an artist group that should match your goals and ambition.
I also give you a few red flags to look out for.
Do listen to the full podcast (it’s shorter than most) and take notes. After nearly three decades witnessing hundreds of artist groups thrive and fail, I have a few thoughts that could save you time and frustration when you’re looking for your tribe.
Music: Keep It Simple by Wildermiss. Used with permission.
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