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Scholarship Applications are Now Open

We are so pleased to announce that we have three scholarships available for the Artist Resources & Tools program.  To apply for a full scholarship to the program, please review the information below. Applications for scholarship are open until Midnight EST on Friday, March 18th, 2016. A link to the application is at the bottom of this post.   Scholarship […]

Artists to Look Out For Volume II is Out!

All of us at Starry Night Programs have been hard at work this year, searching for the best emerging artists that we can find to showcase and celebrate. Months ago we put out a call for artists, and just like last year the response was, in a word, overwhelming. Some very talented artists applied, hailing from the US, Europe, Australia, […]

Privilege begetting privilege, it’s nothing new.

An open letter from our Director, Monika Proffitt. I read the article linked below several years ago and I have been hunting it down on the internet for a while now. It is about why so many Columbia graduates are represented – quite early in their careers – by galleries in Chelsea, and it is a topic that has really […]

Get Started in ART School for $85

Early Enrollment is Now Open Enroll before Friday, August 28th at midnight PST and save over 50% off the full price of ART School.  For one week only, artists can gain the same lifetime access for for only $85 on our deeply discounted payment plan.    Program Overview The Starry Night Artist Resources & Tools program (ART School) is an […]

Gail Marlene Schwartz of Gail Writes

The following post was written by former Artist In Residence, Gail Marlene Schwartz. Most artists I know struggle with money. I think it’s safe to say most of us have worked outside of our profession to pay the bills. In my case jobs included cleaning houses, waiting tables, babysitting, petsitting and, yes, during one especially dry spell, even telemarketing. Grants […]

My First Grant

The following post was written by our Director, Monika Proffitt. Had I never attended a glass school – and I wasn’t really wasn’t a glass artist – I would have never gotten my first grant.  Let me explain. It goes without saying that, especially if you’re first starting out, applying for grants is really intimidating.  I applied for my first […]

Legal 101 For Artists

In case you missed our blog post and interview with arts advocate and attorney, Cinnamon Stephens, we wanted to recap it here, and include her Legal 101 Cheat Sheet for Artists below for you. To give some context, in the interview you will learn some insights from her 20+ years of experience on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of […]

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 […]

Plan Out Your Best Year

I usually have two speeds of operation.  One is sit on my hands and design the thing, think about every angel, every aspect of what I want to make.  The other one is run like hell at it and make the plan a reality.  So when I’m really quiet, or seemingly inactive, it’s just that I’m in the design phase. […]

5 Ways to Build Your Resume

In my studio, I have a sign that reads, “Failure is not the enemy. Boredom is.” It helps me to remember to keep applying for new opportunities and to keep putting myself and my work out there. Even when it means I get told no. Because I have an end goal in mind, and that is to: 1.) Have as […]