May 22, 2024


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Advocating for Artists in Their Communities with Louise Martorano

You are not on your own.

It may possibly feel like you are at times because you do so a lot operate by oneself in the studio, but the artwork ecosystem is great. And you are not on your own.

RedLine artist resident and alumni exhibition Chromatic Cogitations | on Art Biz Success
RedLine’s 2021-2022 Artist Resident Artist & Alumni exhibition Chromatic Cogitations: Rhythm Reboot. Graphic courtesy of Wes Magyar.

There are so numerous very good individuals who are advocating on behalf of and supporting artists in their firms and occupations. I want you to know about these means so that you can faucet into them. They are ready for you.

My guest for this episode of The Art Biz is Louise Martorano, the Government Director at RedLine Modern day Artwork Heart in Denver, Colorado.

RedLine is a nonprofit whose mission is to foster “education and engagement amongst artists and communities to develop good social change.” In lots of ways, RedLine behaves like a traditional arts council. But they’re far from it.

Louise and I examine their artist-in-home application, affordable studio room, and how they collaborate with other art corporations in the U.S. and past.

There’s so considerably to glean from this dialogue, but I persuade you to pay back near notice around the finish when Louise talks about the value of auditing your relationships.

A rapid be aware before you dive in.

When RedLine pretty substantially supports the regional group of artists in Denver, there are identical businesses dotted all around the U.S. and the relaxation of the world. You will need to know about the function that they are executing. I hope this episode piques your fascination sufficient to commence your research.

resident artist RedLine Ana Maria Hernando working in studio | on Art Biz Success
Recent Resident Resource Artist Ana María Hernando operating in her studio at RedLine. Picture courtesy of RedLine Present-day Artwork Center.


  • The history and mission of RedLine Modern day Art Heart. (1:45)
  • The area and world need for artist vocation support. (7:46)
  • Visible arts coalitions fill in the gaps of an artist’s job. (11:23)
  • The employees, funds, and $22 million re-granting programs at RedLine. (19:15)
  • Information on residencies, purposes, and juried interviews. (25:18)
  • Open up studio doors improve chances for artists. (32:03)
  • Fee opportunities, stipends, and other method added benefits. (33:58)
  • How to discover artist help applications in your community. (37:19)
  • Team conferences and other expectations of resident artists. (41:01)
  • Auditing interactions and leveraging your neighborhood. (45:45)

RedLine Contemporary art education coordinator with students school | on Art Biz Success
RedLine’s Art Education Coordinator Shaunie Berry partaking with artwork college students at a neighborhood Five Points college. Photograph courtesy of RedLine Present-day Artwork Heart.


Adri Norris speaks at exhibition reception RedLine Contemporary | on Art Biz Success
Artist Adri Norris talking at the opening reception for Chromatic Cogitations: Rhythm Reboot exhibition. Photograph by James Rowe with Snap Shots Pictures. [ Listen to my episode with Adri ]

Louise Martorano Offers

  • “Artists are really expected to be all the departments in their profession.”
  • “Artists’ occupations can dwell and die on the associations they develop and the chances they have.”
  • “We’re hoping to url arms with every single other in Colorado to see if we can produce a much more seamless journey for artists as they get traction and prospect in their professions.”
  • “Talking about your function is like exercising a muscle. The more you do it, the much more refined your language is.”
  • “Artists have to have to reevaluate who they know and who they are connected to and see how they can use all those arteries of opportunity.”

About My Guest

Louise Martorano executive director RedLine Contemporary | on Art Biz SuccessLouise Martorano is the Govt Director of RedLine, a non-revenue modern day art heart and residency situated in Denver, Colorado. RedLine’s mission is to foster education and engagement between artists and communities to produce positive social alter. Less than Martorano’s management, RedLine has obtained the Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2014 and 2015), the Greenway Foundation’s “Partner in Change” award, has been acknowledged by Denver Community Faculties for excellence in neighborhood engagement, and has introduced and organized above 100 exhibitions above the previous 10 many years.

Martorano holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an M.H. from the University of Colorado, Denver with a target in Modern Artwork History & New music. In 2017, she was awarded a Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for promising nonprofit leaders who hold major management roles in Colorado.

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