Artists: Stop Starving And Take Control Of Your Careers

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Online resource helps young artists have successful careers with artistic passion.

I grew up within a family of artists, and have seen time and time again the struggles they've had to withstand because of money

It has always been difficult for a young artist. With rent prices rising and studio space becoming more and more scarce, there is now, more than ever, an intense pressure on the sale of your work. The balance between financial stability and artistic creativity has tipped, causing the cliche of the starving artist to become a reality.

Creative Contact, an online collaborative community, plans to change the course of these events. Created by artists and lovers of art, they offer though their website tools that will allow young artists to display and sell their work, as well as land gigs and collaborate with other artists within the community. Along with this, as a member of Creative Contact you retain rights to all of your work, an oddity among art-based gallery websites. Through a partnership with a handful of the top art schools in the country, they hope to plant the seeds of a community among students, who will expand within that community as they move out of school into the competitive art world.

The project, which has recently launched, was born partly out of frustration: "I grew up within a family of artists, and have seen time and time again the struggles they've had to withstand because of money," creator Robert Hubert exclaims, "this is a chance to correct the mistakes of the past and lay down a better path for the future." The Creative Contact team plans to accomplish this by taking an active part in the community, asking for input from the artists, and using this information to build tools that specifically cater to the needs of artists within different mediums. What they have developed is a tool that combines the creative and business sides of the art world in an easy-to-use format, allowing somebody with no experience to navigate through the this world with ease.

No matter if you're a photographer, writer, graphic designer, filmmaker or musician, Creative Contact wants to help you succeed.

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