Artists tend to welcome a multiple of opportunities that may come their way. Whether it is a commission, a collaboration, or even exhibiting a local exhibition space. In the beginning of 2014, I wrote an article titled, What’s your Mission (June 25, 2013). You may be thinking why do I need a mission statement if I am an artist. Think of your mission as a your personal road map as to what is important and to figure out what you need to do to make that become reality. Should you be selective as to what you want to participate in? Yes! The thing that is great about writing a personal mission statement is that it can guide you in determining if a good opportunity is a great opportunity. If it is not a great opportunity that will advance your artists/career objectives then do not do it. A mission statement does not have to be published, but more of a reminder as you get bombarded with opportunities that involves you and your work.
Is a Good Opportunity a Great Opportunity?