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Starving Artist Podcast
Sorawit Songsataya, Still from Lovebirds (2018) (detail)
Recommendations for your ears - podcasts about art and making money creatively.

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The Big Idea’s Ops Manager Chrissy Irvine has the goods for your ears. If you’re not already listening to podcasts, you should be! Here’s some art-focussed listening that comes highly recommended.

Urban Dreams Podcast: On the business of being an artist

Hosted by our very own Mark Amery, and discusses art and business with artist/designer Kerry Ann Lee and dance choreographer/producer Sacha Copland. “We talk about things artists often don’t talk about: getting paid – why is it so murky what venues and galleries have to offer? How do you navigate sharing your ideas when you are never sure if there’s moolah at the end of it? How do you plan so you don’t have lulls in activity? And what should be in that funding application.” Mark reckons this is gold dust advice, and I agree.

Starving Artist by Honor Eastly

Honor’s podcast is a great excuse for her to ask successful artists “really nosy questions about their financial situation.”

“Making money creatively is either a mystery or hidden behind a big banner reading “SELLOUT”. I’m trying to change that”. Honor’s podcast is a great excuse for her to ask successful artists “really nosy questions about their financial situation.” Honestly, what more could you want? My favourite episode is with illustrator Frances Cannon where she spills the beans on how her Instagram popularity enabled her to become a full time artist.

Cult Popture

AJ and Richard run a podcast from his New Zealand base which focuses on film and television. Most recently, Richard interviewed Zoe Dun, a movie trailer editor (Jurassic World, X-Men, Ghostbusters!) - “A lot of people don’t know what my job means, they think I work with trailers in a trailer park.”

CIRCUIT Cast: Artists in Conversation

This is a brand new addition to Circuit Cast and Mark Amery features again as host. The second podcast features a conversation with artist Sorawit Songsataya and Artspace Assistant Curator Bridget Riggir-Cuddy “I don’t want to sound like the women’s weekly, but how did you meet?”. Grab your cup of tea and listen in.

Creative Pep Talk

An American illustrator who talks art and business - “...designed to help you make a good living, making great art.” He does this through artist interviews and talking about his own personal experience as an artist.

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

While she doesn’t update the podcast anymore, and bearing in mind these chats can be pretty intense - Elizabeth Gilbert (think: Eat, Pray, Love) delves deep into artists’ fears and calls in advice to help them out. On one episode she calls in Brandon Stanton from Humans of New York and he gives a pep talk to an aspiring photographer. If you’re in the mood for some artistic navel gazing, this would be a good place to start.

If you’re in the mood for some artistic navel gazing, this would be a good place to start.

That’s it for now - feel free to send me through your favourite ‘casts and I’ll feature them next time! chrissy.irvine@thebigidea.co.nz

 

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Chrissy Irvine

26 Apr 2018

Chrissy is on the case running day to day ops of The Big Idea, helping our team and clients get what they need, and quickly! She's also a photographer - her preferred camera is a Polaroid SX70 but she shoots on a Canon too (when the budget for film runs out).

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