I’ve been making art for decades but this year I decided to focus on making larger projects and getting some press. This desire is not spurred on by my ego but the desire to get German grants for larger projects.
In Germany, there is a system of funding for artists that does not exist in America. Some of these funding opportunities require the artists to validate their seriousness through press coverage and press articles about their artwork.
When I first started Munich Artists, I couldn’t understand why the artists kept pushing me to connect with the press for coverage but after Munich Artists started working with a PR agent, we found out that press was important for funding projects and being offered future opportunities so now, we are keeping one eye open for press opportunities.
Now that I have three articles, I can start applying for grants to help with my 500 Artists Series and continue building larger installations.