Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are you based?: Los Feliz, Los Angeles
Introduce yourself!: I am a visual artist who runs a company called Getting Your Sh*t Together/GYSTInk as an art project, working to make life better for artists through information sharing, resources, consultations, software to manage your art career, publications on professional practices for artists and those teaching professional practices classes or workshops. We have over 200 podcasts on DIY strategies for artists and arts organizations on GYST Radio, and have a new podcast called How the Art World Works. We have over 400 pages of free information for artists on our website, an array of support services and connections. I have been teaching for 33 years, 29 of those at CalArts. I am the co-founder of Side Street Projects now located in Pasadena, and former President of the National Association of Artist Organizations. We also have a Pinterest site with tons of information for artists as well.
What do you need?: Other (please specify below)
What can you share?: Professional Development Coaching, Business/Administrative, Website, Grant Writing, Project Feedback/Critique, Non-Profit Incorporation, Archival, Documentation, Production/Tech, Software/Computer Skills, Legal, Writing, Graphic Design/Artwork
Are you willing to barter for services?: Absolutely!
Anything else to add?: Time management, consultations on any aspect of being an artist, life planning and goal setting, artist statement and resume/cv review service, grant reviews, cover letters, signing and dating your work, documentation, art work inventory, portfolios, work samples, art school, presentation venues including alternative sites, exhibition forms, checklists and guides, condition reports, crating and shipping, presenting yourself, introducing yourself and your work, galleries, dealers, agents, consultants, PR and marketing, networking, letters of recommendation, proposals and grants, fundraising without writing grants, budgets, contracts and agreements, legal issues, fiscal sponsorship, self-publishing, meetings, negotiation, finding a studio, studio visits and open studios, critique groups, critique groups and reading groups, curating, printing, the internet, estate planning and aging, employment and self employment, business licenses, career options for creatives, starting a business, starting a non-profit, teaching, arts writing, ethics, fame, hybrid practices for artists, residencies, public art, community service, disabilities, health and safety, experimental materials, insurance, finances, keep records and inventories, taxes, pricing your work, bartering and trading, billing and collection, charitable contributions, commissions, loans and other financial options, housing, and lots of forms and checklists. All for free on our website. Only artists work here.