Every time you send off a portfolio of your work to a gallery, curator, grant program, slide registry or other such person or entity, you take the risk of being rejected and disappointed.
While artists with disabilities face unique challenges in their careers, artist-in-residency programs present an even greater challenge.
This is an ongoing struggle that I find I have in common with most, if not all, of my colleagues in the music business. We all deal with this issue differently. How I have dealt with balancing my creative process and my music business has changed and evolved over the course of my professional life, and I'm sure it will continue to do so.
Bob Sloane currently heads the Art Information Center at the Harold Washington Library Center. He is in charge of the dance collections, and has programmed more than 350 live dance performances in the last 18 years. Here he speaks on the library archives, how they preserve Chicago's dance history, and how artists can submit works for inclusion.