Somebody once told me that if you have a blog, it should be unique. In fact, it should be a unique combination of two topics you’re passionate about.
I’ve written about the arts since around 2007. I’ve covered music releases and concerts, musician and actor interviews, and other features. My professional work has revolved around music, audio, video, writing, and fine art.
I also love interviewing people, learning their stories, and exploring career trends. I’ve helped friends get jobs, and I enjoy mentoring students and chatting with others who want to stay connected to the arts through their work.
Boom, there it is.
Question and Artist is a user submission focused and curated interview series.
Since informational interviews are so great, and since everyone’s path is so unique, I think reaching out to someone in the field you desire is essential to learning about it. It also brings a face to it. So far, users submit a job or field they want to learn about, and then I find someone (or in one case, the exact person mentioned by the reader) to interview. Users can send me their questions and I discuss it with the artist. Fine art, film, music, fashion, design, you name it. My goal is for job seekers, students, recent grads, or just curious artists to not feel so alone, to get some industry insight, and to foster a collaborative and positive artist environment.
After finishing my music career profiles, and finally getting a great new job, I have started to get involved in mentoring programs for this exact purpose. Not to toot my own horn, but I also feel that I have a knack for finding people and interviewing them. Fancy!
That being said, not every student/recent graduate/curious creative cat lives in my city.
In addition, asking can be overwhelming, and you may not be ready to cold call our reach out to someone. I’m hoping this is less intimidating, and a little fun!
It can be as personal as you want, but always professional. You can leave just your first name, and I’ll let you know when your Q&A is posted, or you can leave your full name and ask if the person you’re hoping to connect with is open to being contacted for a follow up. No pressure.
So, ask away! The Q&A session will be posted here once finished. Think of it as an interview series, curated by you!
CURRENTLY IN THE SERIES:
2D ANIMATION WITH AARON BLAISE
STARTING OUT WITH CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRESS (MY OWN STORY)
HOW DO I BOOK SHOWS IF I’M UNDER 21?
QUESTION & ARTIST WITH MATHEW TUCCIARONE. HOW DO I BECOME A MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER?
There are options out there, I swear. Let’s get to it!