Lessons in Sustainability: Five Questions for Sharon Louden

ARAD 2nd year student, Hannah Fenlon, had the chance to present artist and editor Sharon Louden with a few questions about her life as an artist. Read on for a short excerpt from the original blog for Creative Capital.

Sharon Louden teaches at the Chautauqua Institution.
Sharon Louden teaches at the Chautauqua Institution.

This winter, artist Sharon Louden hosts her first four-part webinar series: How to Approach, Engage & Communicate with Galleries, Museums & the People You Want to Know. This series is now sold out, but stay tuned for information about more webinars with Sharon in the spring and fall! Interested in hearing about upcoming dates or joining the waitlist for this series? Email us!

Sharon is also the editor of the 2013 compilation, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, which offers realistic insight into how artists juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. 

We had the opportunity to ask Sharon five questions about how she manages to sustain her own practice, and what she’s learned along the way. 

Hannah: Did you make any early career mistakes in approaching galleries or museums? Can you tell me about one of them?

Sharon: Absolutely. I remember one embarrassing thing I did, which was an outrageous and fantastic learning lesson for me! There was potential for a museum to acquire my work, and I was so excited by the prospect of that happening…

To learn what Sharon’s embarrassing moment was and what she learned from it, click here to read about it on Creative Capital’s blog!

The Art of Conversation: Five Questions for Moira Brennan

ARAD 2nd year student, Hannah Fenlon, chatted with Moira Brennan, Program Director of the MAP Fund, an organization which supports artists, ensembles, producers and presenters who work in the disciplines of contemporary performance. Read below for an excerpt from the original post on Creative Capital’s blog.

Moira Brennan leads a session at the Theatre Communications Group National Conference in 2010.
Moira Brennan leads a session at the Theatre Communications Group National Conference in 2010.

Moira Brennan is an arts writer and Program Director of the MAP Fund. On Monday, January 19, she will host a live, online discussion with cultural producer and performance curator Caleb Hammons. This webinar is the first performing arts edition of our Conversations Inside series. To be a part of the conversation, register here.

We had a chance to ask Moira some questions about her upcoming webinar series, in addition to a few things we just wanted her opinion on…

Hannah: Imagine you were curating a conversation with five people in the performing arts field (past or present), who would you select and why?

Moira: Come on, only 5?! Impossible! We shall convene a series of conversations, that include meals and libation, that go on forever (oh, wait, that’s what the performing arts already are!!)…

Find out who Moira picked for this hypothetical conversation here on Creative Capital’s blog!