Episode 44: Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships
Today’s episode is part of a series called “Nine Relationship Skills for Artists.” In the series we look at relationships skills that artists can nurture so as to become more effective advocates for their creative work and more comfortable players in the art marketplace. The series focuses on the relationship issues of visual artists but the lessons are directly translatable for creative and performing artists in every discipline and for creators in any walk of life. Today’s show, the eighth in the series, is called “Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships.”
The episode begins this way:
“On a visit to London you made a great connection with a gallery owner, who subsequently agreed to show your work. Your paintings have been selling in that gallery nicely but not spectacularly. You know that you ought to pay more attention to that relationship, as you fear that the gallery owner may drop you in favor of some newer or hotter artist, as that happens often enough. How can you maintain that relationship over the great distance of many thousands of miles? Are emails enough? What else can you do?”
Tune in to hear more!