Dear Artists: You're Not Alone. Advice for Artists Amid Pandemic.
"Art is the highest form of hope." - Gerhard Richter
Creativity colors our world. It enlivens our hearts and minds, and, perhaps most importantly, it brings light to the darkness. The world needs that light--your light--more than ever, and that's what we're here for: To help you cast your light.
As we continue to weather this storm, here are a few things you can do to profit from your creativity.
Offer online music lessons
Like Dallas artists Sudie, Savannah Low and many more, you can take your talents online with digital lessons for aspiring artists. And if you've been yearning to pick up painting or piano, support your favorite artists and learn from them at the same time.
Create your own limited run
Whether you have art on deck or the means to create new pieces, a limited run of work like the poster prints by Grady Spencer can excite existing fans and incite interest from new fans.
Livestreams are quickly becoming 'ol reliable for artists in quarantine. They're fun, inexpensive and easy, plus they your fans a seamless way to put "tips" in your pocket.
That project you've been mulling? That song you're kicking around your heard? If you can do it safely and on a budget, now is the time to get your next project done.
Apply for grants
A new emergency fund for the arts is just the latest resource for creatives dealing with this pandemic. Organizations like the Music Health Alliance and CERF+ are providing health and financial resources for artists in need.