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If you’re a freelance writer or are thinking about becoming one, then you need to check out this incredibly informative infographic from Brian Scott at FreelanceWriting.com. “How I Find Freelance Jobs” includes everything from where to search for current opportunities to how to charge for average projects and other key points. Check […]

“How I Find Freelance Jobs” Infographic: Tips and Info for ...



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Do you have trouble setting fees and prices for your art and creative services? Then check out the What Are My Services Worth – Setting Prices tip sheet from Work in Culture. The tip sheet was created by Heather Young (author of Finance for the Arts in Canada) for the workshop “How Much Am […]

What are Your Art and Creative Services Worth? Setting Prices ...



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Painting takes incredible skill and patience that can sometimes lead an artist to delve too deeply into their craft alone. Try improving yourself as a painter by challenging yourself from time to time. Here are 5 easy and effective ways to challenge yourself as a painter: 1. Leave Your Likely […]

5 Easy and Effective Ways to Challenge Yourself as a ...


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If you DON’T get nervous before an interview or audition, you are certainly a rare (and lucky!) creature. For the rest of us, the days/hours/moments before an interview or audition can be beyond nerve-wracking. Here are 7 quick tips to help you calm down before you show them what you’ve […]

7 Ways To Stay Calm Before an Interview or Audition


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Working from home can have many advantages, but there are also drawbacks including the possibility for endless distractions. So how do you stay focused while working from home? We have some ideas! Here are 5 things that will help you focus when you’re working from home: 1. A Dedicated Work […]

5 Things to Help You Focus When Working From Home



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Refining and defining your poetry is a life-long pursuit and a never-ending learning process. Actively working to improve your writing will bring you ever-closer to the kind of literary art you want to create. Here are 5 ways to improve your poetry and spark new ideas: 1. Write in Every […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Poetry and Spark New Ideas ...


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With so many being passed around, how do you make your business cards stand out? How about watercolour, minis, or stamps? Whether done by a professional or DIY, we have some cool business cards you may want to consider. First, here are a few professionally handled ideas: 1. Portfolio Business […]

10+ Awesome Business Card Ideas for Creative Professionals


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When you’re writing on the web, images are most definitely needed. A post without a visual aid is perceived as dry and boring. Most readers won’t bother to scroll down to the end. So if you need images to go along with your blog posts or other online content, what […]

5 Tips for Using Images You Find Online and 3 ...



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An experienced Canadian music manager, Jason Burns is the president of Burnt Tree Entertainment and two-time winner of the Manager of the Year award from Music Nova Scotia. As the co-manager of Hey Rosetta! as well as the full manager of Rich Aucoin and Old Man Luedecke, Jason is familiar with the ins & outs […]

What You Need to Know About Getting (or Being) a ...


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Starting an artistic career can be daunting. The lack of clear direction and the abundance nay-sayers pushing you towards a “real” career and your back-up plan can sometimes keep you from taking the necessary steps to properly kick-start your career. Success in the arts requires an unlimited amount of dedication […]

A Career in the Arts: Where to Begin – 4 ...


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Are you looking to find your perfect niche? I’m sure you’re hoping for one that will be both fulfilling AND successful. Here are a few tips to do just that: 1. Look at Your Interests and Passions Outside of Art Take a look at what you fill your time with […]

5 Ways to Find Your Niche



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One of the best parts of our jobs as freelancers and/or artists is the escape of the dreaded uniform. No more unflattering pants, all blank outfits and hiding tattoos and piercings – heaven, right? However, with so much freedom (and so many potential employers as a freelancer), creating and following […]

Dress the Part: Wardrobe Advice for Artists