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FestivalNet Artists and Crafters News
March 2019

Are you emerging? Established? Somewhere in between? No matter. There are certain steps every creative should engage in to strengthen their work, their presence and their business! Keep reading for five suggestions to establish, maintain or improve where you are now.

"While we can never do enough for our defenders and first responders, we can always do a little more." That's the inspiration which guides this month's Giving Tree recipient. Learn more about the Gary Sinese Foundation, below.

All the best,

Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

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Current Call For Artists

5 Mandatory Tips for Emerging Artists
by Eric Armusik for Fine Art Views

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I really didn't have any support early on in my career and because of that, I promised myself that when I achieved some level of success I'd never refuse anyone who asked for help. The question I get asked the most is: what advice would you give to an artist just starting out?

Here are 5 mandatory tips for emerging artists.

1. Get a website.

Make it easy to remember, preferably your full name .com. If your name is common like a "John Smith" and the address was taken, then add "art" or "paintings" or something similar to that to the end of it. Make it EASY. You will have to use this address to attract people to your work every day of your life. Do not use some free service that doesn't allow you to have your own name. If you make ANY investment in your career monetarily, this is the one to make. Social media is not the sole answer to a thriving art career. You need a good website with a portfolio and content to establish a presence online and to have your site found on Google.

Read more!

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The FestivalNet Giving Tree

This month we put an apple on our Giving Tree for The Gary Sinise Foundation. The non-profit honors our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

Our Jill of all Trades, Shawn Kilby, chose the Gary Sinise Foundation to receive a portion of our gross profits this month.

See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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