Parent page: Experienced Artists Supporting Upcoming Artists
Most people who are just starting out as artists will tell you that the initial stages are always the hardest. The experience of uncertainty and constantly feeling like you are not good enough can be overwhelming. Many upcoming artists are currently on the verge of giving up because they are feeling like art is too hard. If you are an experienced artist, you will be able to guide upcoming artists by using your experience. Some of the ways that experienced artists can support upcoming artists are as follows.
The best way to support upcoming artists is by mentoring them. Show them the way by guiding them and constantly nudging them towards the direction of their full potential. When they start doubting themselves, keep reminding them of why they should not lose focus. As an experienced artist, they are likely to listen to you more because they know you understand what they are going through. Share your story with them if you feel it will encourage them to do better.
Donations and Endorsement
Many experienced artists have made good money from doing art. If you are one of them, you should consider making a donation to an upcoming artist. For instance, if they are looking for finances to record their album or registration fee to attend a gallery, why not give them a donation and hope that they will pay it forward. You can also endorse them so that they get the publicity they need to grow.
Upcoming artists struggle with identifying places where they can showcase their work, and knowing who would appreciate their work. As an experienced artist, you can help them build their networks by introducing them to people who can help them grow. If you know of organizations that are supporting young artists, introduce the upcoming artists so that they use you as a link to their growth.