The advantages of being a regional artist

Saw these observations from the Guerrilla Girls and thought some of it was relevant to regional artists.

The advantages of being a regional artist:
  • working without the pressure of success
  • not having to be in shows
  • having an escape from the world
  • knowing your career will involve doing something else
  • being reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled “unique”
  • being stuck wherever you are
  • seeing your ideas adopted by other artists
  • running workshops to help people understand your work
  • getting a university degree so you can apply for a grant
  • being invited to talk at morning teas and community group meetings