Harmony is amazing.
Elements that are all different, coming together like puzzle pieces to create something bigger. Different
instruments playing different notes by different musicians with unique backgrounds could blend and
produce the most angelic sound, changing lives of those who listen. Different people from all over the
planet, with their own ideas and abilities, could come together to create an experience that could move
minds and potentially change society's unified vision.
Calling all Creators, Merchants, and Mystics. A celestial event is manifesting at Tangent Gallery called
Harmony: The Cosmic Connection where we will be presenting extravagant art, driving music
performances, surreal projection mapped animations, and a vibrant experience created by artists
working in harmony, and we're inviting you to be a part of it!
We're looking for art that shows how unique elements can work together to produce the perfect
solution. This could be translated into how different materials make up the perfect art piece, or how
different elements of society could come together to create the perfect reality.
Submit your Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs, Printed Digital Creations, installation proposals,
interactive pieces, Collages, and Performance pieces for a chance to have your work displayed and
sold at this upcoming experience. You can submit up to 4 Pieces and sell it at whatever price you want
with 0% gallery commission. If your piece is chosen we will require a small fee of $10 to help cover
setup, supplies, and promotion costs.
Creators, we hate being "paid in promotion". We should never accept being paid in promotion... unless there's some serious promotion involved or the end product could add a lot of value to your portfolio. If a huge client, like a Mark Cuban or Elon Musk, needed some new designs and marketing materials then I, as a graphic and web designer, would want to hop on that opportunity. Not only do I know my designs would make it into important hands and be displayed for millions to see, but these works would also increase the value of my portfolio. I sure hope someone with the success of these example clients would offer to pay for their needed services, but if this were the case I wouldn't be working for promotion, I'd be investing my time and abilities for a potentially huge pay off. Sure, they could end up hating my designs and using some from elsewhere, but what investment doesn't come with risks? At least I'd still have the experience that I could use later.
This theoretical situation is an unlikely occurrence, but you're surrounded with more realistic ones. There are businesses starting up every day by people who are focused, that have succeeded in things before and have the potential to succeed in their new venture. A lot of these businesses are funded out of pocket, or with very limited start-up cash and could really use valuable services like web design, graphic design, video production and social media management. If you have the skill and use it to build the proper relationship, this could result in something big for you.
If you're good, you could get all of this in a single conversation. If you go about this the correct way, you will have everything you need to know weather or not you want to buy into this new idea with your precious talents. Worst case scenario, you could end up with a new connection that could potentially open doors for you in the future.
If you decide to invest your talents and abilities, make sure you pay close attention to the flow of everything in and around the business. You need to be able to constantly gauge how much time and stress you need to dedicate. Always give your best effort. If you ever begin to feel that you will need to back out of your investment, do so without breaking the connection that you've established. Communicate with your contact and express your feelings and concerns. Try to give no excuses and don't place the blame on anyone. Own up to your decision and promote the idea of you being available for future opportunities.
So now that you have an idea about how you could invest your talents and abilities, you should work
on sharpening your networking skills. Here are a few helpful resources:
7 TIPS FOR NETWORKING
The List: Vol 2
by Various Artists