In a general sense, there are three overall types of grants: foundation, corporate and government.
Protection doesn’t prevent anyone from stealing your music; it arms you with ways to reclaim your work and penalize the offender.
Is an internship a job, a class? Opinions on internships often fall along a fault line citing privilege as its division.
If you are familiar with my music, you know I’m about styles, patterns and double entendres.
Almost all creative entrepreneurs under-charge their clients ... no one has looked at what it really costs to do the work.
Fiscal sponsorship “allows individual artists and collectives to access fundraising opportunities, financial services, training and mentoring expertise."
The Berne Convention requires uniform baseline protection, but generally this is based on the country of origin.
Animator Fernanda Torres of Bogota, Colombia, approached me about composing a soundtrack for her digital short after hearing my instrumental album. We collaborated back and forth via the Internet for about one year.
According to IRS statistics, small business formation and tax filings increased by 15% percent between 2007 and 2011. As a result the IRS's largest increase of audits were of flow-through entities in fiscal year 2012.
Nothing to See/Hear is a love story about two women and their unraveling relationship. As the estranged couple poses in a portrait studio, each reflects on their former intimacy. The story is set to the bittersweet track A True Story of a Story of True Love by The Books.
"Dance: A Moving Canvas" is program that seeks to expand dance audiences in Chicago by enabling participants to deepen their understanding of the choreographic process. Three choreographers were chosen by jury to develop work for the program.
I wanted to remind people of the original definition of "humanity." This earth remembers what that was like, but we, as humans, are like aliens to the very earth we live on. Our humanity is dying every day.
Due to the unconventional nature of the creative hobby business, it is often difficult to determine the best way to account for profits and losses on tax returns. When tax season comes around artists often discover they spent more money on materials and equipment than they made in income, so they show a loss for their creative venture to offset their normal employment income.
If a songwriter intends to be generating a significant income from his or her songs, I believe it is mandatory for them to possess a significant amount of cultural and professional awareness. I do not subscribe to the binary “art-versus-commerce” argument anymore. Once a songwriter exposes her song to an audience there is commerce involved.
It's pretty much a true story, based on a weird experience I had on a trip I took to Mexico....There's an old woman there who's a sort of hallucinogenic shaman. Traveling kids from all over the world congregate at her house. It's a pretty wild scene. It seemed like I should write a song about it.
Chicago is a global music powerhouse activated by musicians working across multiple genres at the highest level of artistry.
The interdisciplinary performance "3 Singers Opera" explores the female body’s relationship with machinery, particularly with the labor, production and policies of the textile industry.
The key to a good artist statement is to dig into what the work is about. Perhaps calling an essay an "artist statement" is misleading, as artists generally seem to think it should be about them. Your artist statement should be a statement by the artist and about the work.
Copyright law can be confusing, especially with the abundance of misinformation circulated. In a perfect world, artists, art dealers, art lovers, and everyone else in the art community would live in harmony and there would never be any conflicts. Unfortunately disagreements do arise.
Budgets, work samples and artist statements haunt our efforts to get the free grant money we so richly deserve. CAR sat down with Allyson Esposito, Director of the Cultural Grants Program at DCASE, and herself a dancer, to give us some straight answers on how to calculate a budget, prep a portfolio and write a statement.