Why mentoring is essential for artists

Caspar Lucksted - Friday, November 17, 2017

Nascent artists often do not recognize their capacity to be professional artists without the recognition of their peers. Who helped you at the start of your career?

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The artist’s emotional green room

Caspar Lucksted - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Your favourite artist may seem to be larger than life – a little bit ‘magic’. But all working artists know the truth. We’re just human and this is how we recharge.

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