Hello blog readers & video watchers! Latest on my YouTube channel, I posted a video on How To Become a Freelance Artist, breaking down my tips to success in the art world! Now, I wouldn't call myself a complete professional, but I've learned countless lessons on how to improve my portfolio and how to uphold myself when it comes to "acting professional and presenting myself professionally."
In the midst of catching up with friends and family back in Florida, I found myself answering a lot of the same questions: "How is school? Photography doing well? What kind of things do you have to look out for and possess while being a working artist?" Then, I thought to myself, "Hey, why don't I just make a video about it so people will stop asking me & maybe I'll finally have a well thought out answer to give them... OR just refer them to my video! GENIUS!" So that's exactly what I did.
Something that I did not mention in the video (Because it was already almost twelve minutes long, c'mon) were the art competitions I entered, that I would HIGHLY recommend, while I was in high school that got me some amazing recognition and connections; National Scholastic Art & Writing competition & YoungArts were the two main competitions I entered... These two organizations are great opportunities to get your work judged by a panel and possibly win you a national award (Which looks amazing on your resume), a big ol check (who would deny a big wad of moolah?), and even scholarships up to $10,000 (yes, I said $10,000, that could really benefit in continuing your education in the arts). If you are interested in applying or checking your eligibility, here are the links:
National Scholastic Art & Writing: http://www.artandwriting.org/
This video definitely means more to me than most content that I post because I'm super passionate about my art career and aim to be a multifaceted business woman (aka a lady boss). It was also a segway into introducing photography and the "art scene" to my channel & a way to inspire and assist other young artists out there that might need aid in starting their art career! Hopefully this blog post & video was helpful to at least one person out there. If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or in the comments of the YouTube video. Thank you so much for tuning in & talk to you all soon! xo.