Career Coach & Artist-Advocate

Podcasts & Interviews

How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist in 2013.  An interview with Caroll Michels conducted by Alexandra Gjurastic in the online magazine Pyragraph.  Covers the impact of technology on a professional artist; the politics of art; and the illusion of social media as tools in artist career development.

The Art World Demystified, WYBC Yale Radio. Interview with Caroll Michels. Hosted by Brainard Carey. During the interview Michels discussed overcoming fears of failure, the importance of creating artist-support systems, the challenge of working in isolation, transcending a need for exterior validation, the importance of stamina and perseverance, and professional jealousies and negative competition.  Michels also discussed why “empty nest” artists seem to have an easier time transcending career obstacles. . "Social Minefield: How to Self-Promote Without Being a Jerk" by Anna North.  Includes tips and advice from writers specialized in career development fields, including Caroll Michels. See "Inform, don’t brag" and " Be clear about what you want, and what you’re asking for" but the entire article – as well as reader’s comments – are worth a read. Filled with good ideas and perspectives.




Excerpts from How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist


"Beware of dealers who won't use contracts. Requesting someone to enter into a formal agreement does not imply that you are distrustful. It merely attests to the fact that being human lends itself to being misunderstood and misinterpreted. Contracts can help compensate for human frailties. Another important reason for using contracts is that it will save you a lot of time and energy in having to reinvent the wheel each time a situation arises that needs some sort of clarification."

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