Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

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4 ways to have a creative career without neglecting your friendships

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Too often, your clients are expecting the impossible of you – and you probably pretty much deliver it. But that can mean your friendships suffer. Here's how to get round the problem.

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What is the difference between a successful artist and an unsuccessful one?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 28, 2017

What makes the difference between growing a thriving career and not? Here are some of the qualities you’ll need to be a successful artist.

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Do artists have the right temperament for social media?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 21, 2017

Many artists find it a challenge to ‘shout’ about themselves on social media. And yet, building their platform is essential. What is the answer?

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The artist’s emotional green room

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 31, 2017

Your favourite artist may seem to be larger than life – a little bit ‘magic’. But all working artists know the truth. We’re just human and this is how we recharge.

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4 ways to be an emotionally secure artist

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 24, 2017

Being an artist or performer can be a heady experience – and leave you feeling anxious or insecure. Here are 4 ways to combat that and give yourself the emotional security you need.

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What should artists sacrifice for their art?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 17, 2017

People talk about the sacrifices artists have to make for their art. That doesn’t mean creating drama so that you’re a ‘true’ artist. So what are they?

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How to handle touring absences from your friends and family

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 26, 2017

Touring absences from your partner, friends and family can bring up all sorts of resentments and jealousies. Here are some expert tips for making sure they never arise.

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You pay for copyright all the time

Sheila Chandra - Monday, April 10, 2017

Think you don’t pay anyone other than artists for copyright? It’s just not true. So why do some people begrudge remunerating creative people?

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