Friday, September 23, 2016

Top 5 Tips for Creating a Successful Career in Art

How to make careers in art or how to make money with art – these questions are popular not only among the recent graduates of Academies of Arts with scientific degrees, but among experienced professionals (many people are working at the same place for many years and cannot understand how to become an artist and how to become famous). The career prospect is even more significant than a decent salary for many people (but usually one follows from the other). This is not strange.

If you desire to, or just thinking about how to become a famous artist and desire to get a good salary in future, then you need to make thoughts about what qualities you need to have and what to do for a quick promotion.

Bohemian crowd, photographers, light music, flowers, clinking of glasses with the champagne, elegant reception and paintings. And what artist does not dream of this becoming a reality? Who do not want to become the main character of this? Today, when art has an unusually high demand, such dreams may become a reality, but what to do to build a successful future career in arts and what should be the starting point? Art related careers are very difficult to create.

Try to make yourself famous
Those who chose the path of a freelance craftsman as well as the path of the assignment writers, automatically becomes an entrepreneur and, like every other aspiring businessman, should try to make himself famous using original ideas to attract the attention of important gallery owners as well as potential sponsors and clients. Those people who do not understand how to become a successful artist should be able to explain why people need him and his paintings, sculptures or photo books. You should understand this.

Ask for help
Beginners, who have no experience in marketing, can consult with special service centers - for instance, there is a good service for those people who want to learn the information how to make money in art in the Career Center at the Berlin University of the Arts. A young entrepreneur will learn the secrets of a successful start of his professional career, receive a lot of practical advices and understand how to make a business profitable from this particular career center. This is brilliant information.

Ask for support
In the starting phase of the career, the person can apply for financial support to artistic funds. For instance, only Bonn Art Foundation annually provides about 1.1 million euros of scholarships to people and various art projects. It is a huge sum of money! Rarely an artist suddenly awakens famous. They can even be starving or have to attend group therapy meetings or meet personal therapist because of the failures they had faced before becoming famous and finding themselves in the Guardian. In jobs that involve art, you are climbing up the career ladder and have to overcome it gradually, one step after another. But if you do not stop, every step will be a significant bonus for success.

Organize your personal exhibitions
The art career includes active exhibition activity: this event requires the cost of rent of exhibition space and the printing of mini-directory is desirable. The main question here is a personal activity: availability of personal exhibitions is necessary for the career of an artist. The most significant thing here is to start the communication and friendship with collectors and buyers. For the artist it is extremely important to be in touch with the collectors and to maintain relationships with them: to meet, to talk about the world of art and do not expect a short-term buying activity from them. Remember this.

Bring your paintings to an auction
The statistics of auction houses is the only thing that is always in the public domain. As obvious to all market participants, this information can play in favor of the artist: the auction affects directly at the promotion of an artist. It is a series of consecutive and strategically sound measures to promote. In the modern era of postmodernism the artist promotion needs a very important integrative approach. The fine career of the artist in the art business is made up of several terms. Only involvement of all the mechanisms of promotion on the market can give the desired result. If you desire to become famous and have money, try to do your best and remember to never give up.


Summer is the season of inspiration and opportunities in any student’s life. Besides holiday pleasures, you can gain new knowledge and skills, passing summer courses abroad or performing some jobs which you like and know how to do. The students-trip will fill you with great impressions and experiences. Here are the ways one can make this season gorgeous:
  • combining studies with active and self-developing rest in summer school abroad;
  • applying for a position in a summer camp and enjoy visiting interesting places for free;
  • joining a volunteer project and get to know around the world without considerable fees, accepting a challenge in solving problems facing the entire world.
A student looks for getting new experiences and saving own budget. The best vacation spots meeting different student priorities are listed below.
  • Sign in short courses of the summer school abroad. If you want to improve your academic performance, make international friendship with your peers from various countries and become familiar with a new culture and society, this is just it. Delight with completely new environment with Trinity College short courses. Learning youth increases their level of specific knowledge, has a nice occasion to express their views, opinions and inclinations taking up a favorite activity within any of multiple organizations or clubs while spending summertime 2017 in Dublin. It’s a high time to form new acquaintances through the communication. The Ireland capital is also one of the popular tourist destinations. The latest innovations don’t disrupt a quiet majesty of the culture evaluated by hundreds of years and there are many fun places to go in Dublin. Residence advisors assure the safety of learners’ stay in their residences. This staff passes a special training and the state Irish police inspects them regularly. Numerous organizations represent the possibility to get studentships. Why not to use this tip and decrease the fees for studies in Trinity College summer school to the minimum?
  • USA summer camp is the way of an active rest. The camp is the place, where a student can both provide other people with own experience and get the skills necessary for professional and personal development in the future. It’s the opportunity to travel over USA with minimal expenses. The practices of camp leadership will help you be in a more advantageous position than other job applicants. Spending vacations in any of summer camps, one guarantees for oneself a good mood and the advantage over other seekers of a promising position.
  • Are you going to have a cheap and impressionable summer tour? Consider volunteering as a travel chance for students. If you are the person striving for making this world better in any possible aspect, all destinations will be available for you. The projects in Latin America are enticing for optimistic and romantic persons. The volunteering areas are oriented to the protection of the environment and wildlife in particular. Getting aware of a marvelous nature of the region, you can also express your optimism and willingness to act in the domains of healthcare, teaching and learning Spanish. Volunteering is an excellent platform for a wonderful vacation. Practices of volunteer activity are useful for professional growth.
Whatever plans of summer travelling you are going to have, the study goals should be prior. Anyway, you should carry out all tasks of your learning. Otherwise, you won’t be satisfied with choosing the places to go. You should successfully submit all papers not to be disappointed at the end of the academic year. Skilled assignment writers Australia perform all assignments you put in. This cooperation will supply the learners with more free time. It helps to fulfill the expectations relating to summer.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Of Profile Pics, Fearing Cops & Being Black In America.

Earlier this week, after reading the disturbing story of a Tulsa, OK motorist shot by police, I had a sudden epiphany. I immediately changed my Facebook profile pic from a casual photo in shades and a basketball jersey to a serious pic of me, in a suit and tie professionally shot for the employee directory at my job.

Why, might you ask? Well sure, because the professionally shot pic is nicer. But also because I know the power of narrative. Should something of this sort happen to me, the image that a majority of people would see whatever photo news agencies can locate first. Would I want that pic to show me as the playful husband of 15 years and father of three I am from 5-9, or the hardworking software engineer I am from 9-5?

If this sounds like a bunch of pointless mental gymnastics to you, welcome to being black in America. Where you actually worry about your mortality on a daily basis and how others might form an opinion on how valuable (if at all) your life was based on a photo splashed across a news article.

We see these photos when people like Philando Castille, Eric Garner, and yes, Terence Crutcher die. The photos are often informal, sometimes cropped to remove others, and more times that not fuel the narrative of what that person’s life meant. It’s why the families of the deceased often jump in to fill in some of the blanks about said person’s life. That the person in the grainy photo was a father, a husband, a son, a something of value that extends beyond whatever initial impression said photo formed. Because these people, however flawed, whatever their past might have included, mattered to someone.

It’s why #IfIDieInPoliceCustody and other such hashtags trend from time to time. Because people want some control, no matter how fleeting, of how they’re perceived when they’re gone. Most of those people are black, hardworking, and have no criminal record to speak of. And that’s sad.

Worrying about how the media might describe you after death, and how your kids/spouse would feel if that description is unfair is something I'm sure most of you've never even considered. Yet it's a thought that crosses my mind every time I see a police car.

So yeah, suit & tie profile pic it is.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What do the NE Patriots and the Browns have in common?

Going by football betting site odds, the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns are as far apart from each other as CM Punk and MMA credibility. However, these two teams have at least one thing in common, and it’s the fact that both will have burned through three QBs is as many weeks, or less. The Pats’ Tom Brady obviously has not set foot on an NFL gridiron so far in the 2016 regular season, but he’s nevertheless bull goose quarterback and his shadow looms large over backup Jimmy Garoppolo and third-tier QB Jacoby Brissett.

Speaking of whom, Garoppolo threw 18 of 27 for 234 passing yards and three TDs in New England's 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins before he left in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury. Enter Brissett, who went 6 of 9 passes for 92 yards, and led the Patriots to a touchdown on its first possession of the second half. Now, whether Brissett will take his turn starting under center for the Pats, or Garoppolo will return has yet to be seen. When asked about Garoppolo’s health, New England head coach Bill Belichik said “I’m a football coach. I’m not a doctor. The medical staff is the medical staff. I coach the team. The medical people handle the injuries. They don’t call plays, I don’t do surgery. We have a great deal there. It works out good.”

So there you have it; this is the type of scoop one doesn’t usually find on a football betting site. Bill Belichik is in fact not a doctor. He’s also not a bricklayer. The Pats shouldn’t worry, though. Even if Garoppolo’s injury is serious, and even if something happened to Brissett, they can always fall back on ‘Fake Brady.’ So Tom Brady is just a dummy? I know, but he sells tickets. Actually, if Fake Brady is anything like Fake Sting, New England fans better cross their fingers that either or both Garoppolo and Brissett hold out until week 4 of the regular season.

As for the Browns, the football betting site’s underdogs continue their revolving door of quarterbacks, of which at this point they have had more than Spinal Tap has had drummers. Coincidentally, Belichik was Cleveland’s head coach the last time they had a big name QB in the legendary Vinny Testaverde. That was in 1994, the last season before the Browns disappeared for three years. Since 1999, the Browns have had 25 starting quarterbacks. This season has already seen two; Robert Griffin III – by the way, if RG3 ever launches an acting career, don’t tell him to break his leg, he just might take you up on it – and veteran Josh McCown. With those two injured, rookie Cody Kessler is set to take the mantle, and the Browns have just signed veteran Charlie Whitehurst to be his backup. Whitehurst last stepped foot on the gridiron in 2014, when he went 105 of 185 for 1,326 yards with 7 TDs and two interceptions in seven games – five of which he started – with the Tennessee Titans.

Mayweather will “move on” after McGregor fight failure

It would have been an offshore betting dream come true, but to the surprise of absolutely no one, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather told, “I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn't able to make the fight happen, so we must move on.” He added that “I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don't even compete no more.” Presumably, Money will move on to continue fighting both grammar and reality. Back in August, McGregor said he was interested in the fight as long as Mayweather could “come up with the $100 million cash he needs to fight me.” The Irish brawler said he had “Floyd running around the Showtime [Network] offices gathering my money.” I’m willing to believe the “running around” part.

Speaking of McGregor, he won his rematch versus Nate Diaz, despite the latter’s, err, strategy. According to Joe Rogan, who “saw Nate at the grocery store randomly,” Diaz “was falling on purpose to dupe Conor.” Yeah. And CM Punk was doing the ol’ ‘face-to-fist style.’ Thankfully, he got choked out before he could try ‘my-nuts-to-your-fist style.’ All of this is to say that McGregor is under contract with UFC, and any potential fight versus Mayweather would have had to either involve a cross-promotion or Dana White’s blessing – though he’s already allowed inside the octagon someone who had no business being there, so why not another?

Surely, Money can’t be serious, though? Actually, he is serious, and don’t call me Shirley. To prove that his heart is just not in it, Mayweather is giving up on the McGregor fight only a few months after the idea was planted in fevered mind of the most extreme of offshore betting fans, whereas he hyped his bout with Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao for an unbelievable six and half years. That ranks right up there with Axl Rose in levels of teasing. In fact, they could have named that fight Chinese Democracy II. Later they based a movie on the ordeal. That’s what Grudge Match is about, right?

One has to wonder how serious Mayweather was, though. White repeatedly said Money never contacted him about making the fight happen. Knowing Floyd, he probably called Scott Coker instead. All things considered, it was all most likely a cry for attention, and if it was, it succeeded in spades – so much so that both Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez follow the lead and challenged McGregor to fight. And sadly, it was for realz and not in the only environment in which that might make sense – a UFC videogame. “It's so crazy that when I talk about fighting Conor McGregor, you've got so many other fighters that's in boxing that wants to fight Conor McGregor. I was the first, once again,” Mayweather said. In some ways, it is a shame – not the least in offshore betting terms – that Money and McGregor didn’t agree on this one. But then, many things don’t agree in Floyd Mayweather’s world; for example, subject and verb.

Just How Bad Can It Get For DC Sports?!?

Living the the Capitol of the Free World for the past 20 years has been awesome. Washington, DC is routinely rated one of the best regions in the country, and I can co-sign that. The restaurants are world-class. The parks and museums here are great. The weather is moderate. The people are diverse. The economy is practically recession proof. It's a lovely city that only seems to get even nicer by the year.

One huge downside of living here (beyond the traffic and cost of living) is the pro sports teams. To put it lightly, they just plain suck. The Redskins are far and away #1 on the local pecking order, but even they find their home games typically invaded by visiting team fans and it's not a stretch to say 40% of the fans here root for the Cowboys. The Caps have postseason losing in their DNA, no matter how good they are during the regular season. The same could be said for the Nats, who rack up plenty of wins until October rolls around. The Wizards are a non-freakin' factor, a moribund franchise that's basically pissing away the prime of John Wall's career and practically begging him to leave when his current contract ends. Nobody cares about the Mystics, DC United, or the Valor. And the Valor haven't even started playing yet.

I've often found myself envious of vastly inferior cities, just because they're won titles recently. From Cleveland, to KC, to Pittsburgh, to (ugh) Baltimore, plenty of not-ready-for-primetime cities have recently won it all across the 4 major pro sports, but DC can't catch a damn break. It's enough to make me visit a list of online sportsbooks and bet the farm on the Jacksonville Jaguars to win the Super Bowl and take whatever I win and move to Canada.

Heck, depending on how this election goes, I might be heading there soon anyway, aye.