What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview X with Anastasia Karpova Tinari

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview X with Anastasia Karpova Tinari

A few months ago I started with the interview series on what success looks like to arts professionals and people working in the creative industry. It is an attempt to redefine what success is and find personal attempts to define a sustainable definition of creative work. 

Anastasia Karpova Tinari is the Director of Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL. She recently started her own project space, Anastasia Tinari Projects to exhibit more emerging contemporary artists. 

 

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview IX with Jessica Kallage-Goetze

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview IX with Jessica Kallage-Goetze

In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field what their thoughts are on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is not about working harder and to buy into the narrative that sacrification will eventually lead to success but about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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What Does Success as a Museum Freelancer Look Like? - Interview VIII with Christina Lister

What Does Success as a Museum Freelancer Look Like? - Interview VIII with Christina Lister

We are told the myth that working harder will be rewarded one day with success. The problem is that sacrification does not necessarily lead to the expected outcome and leaves us drained instead. We need to find a more sustainable approach if we talk about work, in particular if we're talking about creative work. In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field on their thoughts on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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Learnings From the Interview Series What Does Success In the Arts Look Like

Learnings From the Interview Series What Does Success In the Arts Look Like

A few months ago I started with the interview series on what success looks like to arts professionals and people working in the creative industry. It is an attempt to redefine what success is and find personal attempts to define a sustainable definition of creative work. 

Since I started with the interview series I got an overwhelming feedback of people asking me if there are things left out in the editing process or if there are other behind the scenes or learnings I could share.

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What Does Success as a Museum Worker Look Like? - Interview VII with Marieke Van Damme

What Does Success as a Museum Worker Look Like? - Interview VII with Marieke Van Damme

This interview is part of the series where I ask colleagues, artists, museum worker and other workers from the creative field on their thoughts on what success in their fields might look like. It's an attempt to facilitate a more personal perspective into the labor conditions in the creative field and to demystify the myth that sacrification will be rewarded with success one day. We need to find a more sustainable approach if we talk about work, in particular if we're talking about creative work. The interview series is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. 

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview VI with Gretta Louw

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview VI with Gretta Louw

We are told the myth that working harder will be rewarded one day with success. The problem is that sacrification does not necessarily lead to the expected outcome and leaves us drained instead. We need to find a more sustainable approach if we talk about work, in particular if we're talking about creative work. In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field on their thoughts on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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What Does Success as a Writer Look Like? - Interview V with Manjula Martin

What Does Success as a Writer Look Like? - Interview V with Manjula Martin

Today I open the interview series "What does success in the Arts look like?" to another creative field: Writing! Creative work is a very broad field and I am interested in the different approaches and insights. So today I am talking to Manjula Martin, who edited the incredible book Scratch—where she asked writers like Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Weiner and many more—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. Read her thoughts on fame, rejection, financial stabilty and role models here.

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview IV with Lauren van Haaften-Schick

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview IV with Lauren van Haaften-Schick

In several interviews I ask curators, academics, artists and other friends and colleagues from the creative field what their thoughts are on what success in the arts looks like for them. It is part of my long-term project "Art as Labor" that tries to approach labor issues in the arts and provide more personal conversations. It is not about working harder and to buy into the narrative that sacrification will eventually lead to success but about finding a sustainable way to work in the arts and to understand that creative work is a long-term commitment.

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Well-being among Arts Professionals and in Creative Work: Sacrification is Not a Badge of Honor

Well-being among Arts Professionals and in Creative Work: Sacrification is Not a Badge of Honor

Self-care is a topic we usually avoid when talking about careers. We think that the mere admitting that we need to take care of ourselves might give the impression that we are weak. I didn't want to write about the topic in the first place because I feel that there are so many people out there giving advice and not walking their talk. I felt that the term became some sort of marketing strategy to sell you the latest beauty lotion. Anyways, the topic appeared in many conversations I've had with colleagues and friends over the last months on the topic of Art as Labor and I thought it might be time to finally share some thoughts I find valuable.

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