Project spotlight: Karina Vahitova + Void Academy

Project spotlight: Karina Vahitova + Void Academy

This month I'm spotlighting another "sister-project," by which I mean, a creative, artist-centered, share-based entrepreneurial project by an artist who seems to see the world much like I do! KARINA VAHITOVA is a poet, movement artist, and co-founder of VOID ACADEMY. She says, "Artists cannot depend on institutions and so we are helping them to find ways to have thriving careers outside, or at the very least alongside, the kinds of support institutions can sometimes provide to them."

Artist Spotlight #14: KYM PRIESS

Artist Spotlight #14: KYM PRIESS

Looking into the near future, performance artist / musician / singer-writer / web series host / actor / comedian / acting coach / aspiring stuntwoman KYM PRIESS wants to see "art in general becoming more interactive and blurring the lines between forms [...] without losing respect for the individual mediums."

Artist Spotlight #12: DEF.SOUND

Artist Spotlight #12: DEF.SOUND

DEF.SOUND is a Hip Hop musician and producer who wisely declares: "Sustainability doesn't mean there isn't a struggle involved in the creation of something, it means longevity and the ability to continue at an honest frequency. It means I don't have to question how I put out my music once it's made. It's infrastructure that allows me to be of service for as long as I choose to create."

Artist Spotlight #11: NICOLE RADEMACHER

Artist Spotlight #11: NICOLE RADEMACHER

NICOLE RADEMACHER (nicolerademacher.com) makes a living as an artist and digital communications professional. She currently serves as Digital Communications Manager for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Before working for the City she was Director of Communications & Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. 

Artist Spotlight #9: PHILLIP T. NAILS

Artist Spotlight #9: PHILLIP T. NAILS

Performance poet PHILLIP T. NAILS is one of the founding members of our network, as well as co-founder of the Poetry Society of Los Angeles. He put the breaks on one of his infamous word capers just long enough to drop a few lines in our direction...