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Podcast Episodes

Hear Artists tell their stories

The Creative Economy: Knowing Your Worth in Today’s Financial Ecosystem

Here’s something you may not know: artists and creative entrepreneurs form part of a nearly 2 billion dollar segment of the global economy. For those who want to negotiate their place in this complex financial ...

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The Creative Economy: Knowing Your Worth in Today’s Financial Ecosystem

Trauma and Creativity: How Artists Can Bounce Back From COVID-19

Whether we realize it or not, most of us have experienced some level of trauma over the past few years as we learned to navigate the fallout of COVID-19. As a result, we are changed ...

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Trauma and Creativity: How Artists Can Bounce Back From COVID-19

Lorne Buchman of ArtCenter: Moving ‘From Spaces of Uncertainty to Creative Discovery’ [Podcast]

Creativity is rarely a “lightbulb moment.” In fact it usually arrives through a winding and non-linear process that involves self-understanding, improvisation, and a whole lot of uncertainty. That’s the belief of today’s guest, Lorne Buchman, ...

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Lorne Buchman of ArtCenter: Moving ‘From Spaces of Uncertainty to Creative Discovery’ [Podcast]

Michael Facchinello of Altamira: Integrating Art, Community, and Commerce [Podcast]

While there are a number of e-commerce platforms available to artists, there are very few—if any—that seek to integrate art and community and enable engagement between artists, buyers, art lovers, and critics too. Today, we’re ...

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Michael Facchinello of Altamira: Integrating Art, Community, and Commerce [Podcast]

NiNo Alicea: Raising Climate Consciousness Through Art [Podcast]

Art has the power to make people think twice, change their perspectives, and heighten their consciousness around important issues. For Puerto Rican artist NiNo Alicea, the destruction caused by climate change is the most pressing ...

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NiNo Alicea: Raising Climate Consciousness Through Art [Podcast]

Art World Horror Stories 2022

Halloween is right around the corner, which means we’re back with our infamous Art World Horror Stories series. We’re not talking about ghosts, ghouls, and goblins though—in today’s podcast episode, you’ll hear some truly terrifying ...

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Art World Horror Stories 2022

Victor ‘Marka27’ Quiñonez: How the Street Artist Controls His Creative Narrative

Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez is a phenomenal street artist working at the intersection of graffiti, contemporary art, and design. Blending elements of pop culture with Mexican and Indigenous aesthetics—a style he calls “Neo-Indigenous”—Marka27 creates vinyl toys, ...

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Victor ‘Marka27’ Quiñonez: How the Street Artist Controls His Creative Narrative

Justin Brookhart of BLINK: How Art Invigorates Cities Culturally and Economically

World-building is the practice of bringing imagined environments to life, and it’s become a major part of artmaking today. With rapid advancements in emerging technology, artists are now able to create fully immersive artworks that transport ...

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Justin Brookhart of BLINK: How Art Invigorates Cities Culturally and Economically

Newbie: The Veteran Burner Decompressing From This Year’s Party on the Playa

As many of you know, your faithful host of the NOT REAL ART podcast, Scott “Sourdough,” Power, has just returned from the Nevada desert, where he and tens of thousands of others experienced all the ...

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Newbie: The Veteran Burner Decompressing From This Year’s Party on the Playa

Why Art is Important

Today, we look at one of the art-world’s most fundamental questions: why is art important? It’s not such an easy question to answer, which is why we’re mixing things up this week with a very ...

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Why Art is Important

Burning Man 2022: Waking Dreams

Today, after a week’s hiatus, our founder and podcast host Scott “Sourdough” Power is back from Black Rock with a special treat. That’s right, today’s episode is all about Burning Man: the landscape, the people, ...

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Burning Man 2022: Waking Dreams

Morgan Laurens: The Writer Helping Artists Tell Their Stories

Storytelling—whether visual, verbal, or written—is an essential part of the artist’s toolkit. Stories forge connections, evoke emotions, and help people understand different ideas and perspectives. In this week’s podcast episode, NOT REAL ART founder Scott ...

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Morgan Laurens: The Writer Helping Artists Tell Their Stories

How to Think About ‘Exposure Bucks,’ Unpaid Labor, and Freebies

Have you ever been asked to “work for exposure?” We’re betting the answer is a resounding (and irritated) “yes!” If this sounds like you, we’ve got a real treat on deck today. NOT REAL ART ...

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How to Think About ‘Exposure Bucks,’ Unpaid Labor, and Freebies

Announcing a New Education Series For Creative Professionals: smARTalks 2022

Networking. For many in the creative industry, it’s a dirty word. Most of us dread the prospect of hovering around a fountain of thawed shrimp cocktail, waiting for the right moment to ambush a key ...

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Announcing a New Education Series For Creative Professionals: smARTalks 2022

Heidi Luerra: The Founder of RAW on Showcasing the Independent Creative Community

When Heidi Luerra entered the world of fashion at 11, she quickly found the cards stacked against her. Disappointed by the lack of support for the creative community, Heidi planned and produced her first fashion, ...

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Heidi Luerra: The Founder of RAW on Showcasing the Independent Creative Community
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