The highs and lows of running a creative business

by Rik Arron on

We run two businesses from the same premises here in Manchester. One is a wholesale business that supplies outerwear to online retailers and the high street, and the...

How do you write about art?

by Jess Wilby on

Writing about art goes two different ways. You can either take what I like to call the 'airy-fairy' route or the newsworthy route. We like the 'airy-fairy' route...

If you're looking for permission, this is it.

by Jess Wilby on

Most of us have a clear idea of how we want to be seen, by ourselves and by others. Not many of us have the mindset to really...

We Are All Outsiders On The Inside

by Rik Arron on

If you were to ask most people if they felt that they belonged somewhere, besides looking at you strangely, I would hazard a guess that most people would...

Why are creatives so bad at handling criticism?

by Jess Wilby on

Any content creator, online or offline, will know that eventually one day someone will come along who dislikes your work. They'll no doubt have a personal reason that...

The influencer only street art was a great idea - here’s why

by Jess Wilby on

When I was younger, I viewed art as something exclusive. In my mind there was a very clear difference between art in a museum and everything else. Art,...

How to uncover your own personal purpose

by Rik Arron on

Purpose is what gets you out of bed in the morning. What is yours? Responsibilities, commitments, obligations. We’ve all got them. You can’t avoid them. Emotional, financial and...

So you think you’re not creative?

by Rik Arron on

We are all creators. We create all day, every day. Some people create for a living, some people dream of creating for a living. Most of us though...

Why you shouldn’t just let your art do the talking

by Jess Wilby on

What’s more frightening to you; showing off your artwork or showing off yourself? Each option may feel equally as daunting. However, when we think about how the online...

5 must-subscribe podcasts for artists

by Jess Wilby on

Picture the scene: You’re up late, working on commissions. If you put the TV on in the background you run the risk of getting distracted. If you play...