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The Beginning is Always Today

Happy New Year to all of you from Starry Night Programs! With a new year comes new resolutions, goals, work and opportunities. If you want this year to be your best year ever, we have a resource that can help! The Starry Night Programs Best Year Ever Workbook just got revamped with a new calendar that you can fill in whenever […]

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Artists to Look Out For Volume II is Out!

All of us at Starry Night Programs have been hard at work this year, searching for the best emerging artists that we can find to showcase and celebrate. Months ago we put out a call for artists, and just like last year the response was, in a word, overwhelming. Some very talented artists applied, hailing from the US, Europe, Australia, […]

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Privilege begetting privilege, it’s nothing new.

An open letter from our Director, Monika Proffitt. I read the article linked below several years ago and I have been hunting it down on the internet for a while now. It is about why so many Columbia graduates are represented – quite early in their careers – by galleries in Chelsea, and it is a topic that has really […]

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Legal 101 For Artists

In case you missed our blog post and interview with arts advocate and attorney, Cinnamon Stephens, we wanted to recap it here, and include her Legal 101 Cheat Sheet for Artists below for you. To give some context, in the interview you will learn some insights from her 20+ years of experience on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of […]

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How I Paved a New Path (episode 5)

This is part five in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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The Art of Demystifying Success (episode 4)

This is part four in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Overcoming Barriers in a Messed Up System (episode 3)

This is part three in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Which Came First, The Chicken or The Egg? (episode 2)

This is part two in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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It Started With My Curiosity – and Maybe a Little Jealousy (episode 1)

This is part one in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Free Opportunity for Artist Publication – Artists to Look Out For

It’s that time of year again, and we have opened up applications for the latest Artists to Look Out For catalog. The catalog is available on December 1st, 2015. It is a free to apply, and free for all artists who are selected. To be clear, this is a totally free opportunity for publication. Why? You can read all of […]