A Viral List of Hundreds of Opportunities for Artists, Compiled by One Person to Encourage Community
By Sarah Rose Sharp in Hyperallergic
Everest Pipkin has made public their “Big Artist Opportunities List” — a collection of over 400 opportunities for artists across the globe.
With the overwhelming reality that artists are expected to somehow maintain a practice, store and ship work, support their scene, self-promote, manage open accounts with galleries — all generally on spec, at least starting out — plus do whatever it takes to pay their bills, who has the time or bandwidth to keep track of opportunities to further one’s practice?
Everest Pipkin, that’s who. Pipkin is a drawing and software artist from Bee Caves, Texas, who produces intimate work with large data sets. But they also maintain an exhaustive Google spreadsheet titled “The Big Artist Opportunities List” — and recently they have shared it with the world by publicly releasing this list of more than 400 opportunities for artists and creative generalists.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about community and community health lately, and how I can contribute to the lives of others with my own skills,” Pipkin told Hyperallergic in an email interview. “Having a creative practice can feel selfish at times, and it is sometimes difficult to know how to direct it outwards to improve the conditions of the communities that we are in, especially if you are not an artist who works with or in the public. However, in building resources for my own support and development, it became clear that I was also simply building resources that could be useful in general.” CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE