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Interview with Christie Blizard

We recently caught up with former Artist In Residence, Christie Blizard. Christie is a tenured teaching artist, and we talked about the strategic steps, and the lucky breaks, that got her to where she is today. In this interview she shares her experiences of going through traditional art school and climbing the academic ladder. She talks about defining goals, even […]

Interview with Christopher Stout

We were recently graced with the presence of Christopher Stout, an artist and think tank operator based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. We talked solo shows and how that worked for him, both in New York and in California. In this interview, we touch on finding where you belong, taking on big projects, the art of being […]

Interview with Cinnamon Stephens

Here we interview Cinnamon Stephens, an attorney and arts advocate, whose 20-year career in working with artists legal issues provides us with a bounty of advice and resources. She imparts some tips on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of Art Law, including, the importance of contracts, copyrights, having or starting a relationship with a lawyer, as well as low […]

Interview with Robb Nanus

In this interview, we talk with Robb Nanus, an accomplished producer and grant writer. Robb gives light to his background and career in producing. We also touch upon topics ranging from success, grant writing, what he looks for in grant applications, and the process of creating work that is impactful – and how he defines that for his own work […]

Interview with Michael Spivack

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Spivack, musician and audio engineer, in his studio. We touched on topics including, his background in music, his creative process, genres that inspire him, and the album he created for artists, Music for Painters. He also dives into his personal philosophies on meditation as it relates to music, and shares his […]

Interview with Ehren Clodfelter

We got a chance to chat with Brooklyn based artist and former Artist In Residence, Ehren Clodfelter, over a glass of wine. We talked about what it means to be a “real” artist, what type of work he creates, the relationship between art and self, and why, no matter what new ideas pop up, he keeps going back to the […]

Interview with Christie Blizard

Interview with Christie Blizard, teaching artist and former Artist In Residence at Starry Night. Want more free resources? Join our mailing list. Dedicated to nurturing the careers of emerging artists, Starry Night’s programs are designed to lower the traditional barriers that artists face when trying to establish themselves, and help them to start making a living doing what they love.  […]