During my time in art school I wanted to spend as much time with other artists as possible. One way in which I was able to do this was in the form of an art collective. Sort of a workshop for artists, the commune as it was called offered a way for me to hone my skills and network with people with the same goals and talents as myself.
Truly one of the best experiences in my life, this provided an insight not only into the minds of other artists, but into the industry itself. In today’s day and age, networking is everything. No matter how talented you are, it takes a special kind of connection in order to make it in this world.
What many artists don’t understand is that talent doesn’t mean everything. Sure, it is possible to make it on your own if you are talented enough, but everyone needs a helping hand once in awhile. The art commune provided me with what I needed to build a lasting network of artists that have helped me on my way.
A quick web search will return a number of these results, each with its own perks and ways of living. Found all over the United States and around the world, art communes are something I would recommend for anybody looking to break into the field. Run by experienced, talented individuals, it offers a way in which artists can achieve more.