Author: Kurt Perschke

  • Unlocking Europe: how to work abroad as an artist

    Unlocking Europe: how to work abroad as an artist

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    As an artist have you ever wondered how to work in Europe and abroad? Most performing and visual artists assume a career should follow the regional to national to an international ladder, and that there is a normal evolution. What if that’s wrong? Unlocking Europe I had the standard assumptions coming out of art school; I would…

  • Copyright for Visual Artists : What you know about artist copyright is wrong.

    Copyright for Visual Artists : What you know about artist copyright is wrong.

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    The sad truth is that what your art professor, your artist friend, or some respectable art blog, has told you about visual artist copyright is probably extremely misleading. I’ve initiated two international copyright lawsuits against global conglomerates, and a key misunderstanding that most artists believe about copyright cost me over $100,000, probably more. If you’re…

  • Artist Questions and My Infrequent Answers Revealed!

    Artist Questions and My Infrequent Answers Revealed!

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    So artists write in and ask an artist career question. I might write back. But then where does that time go? It’s gone. So I’m going to start keeping my answers here. This may be of absolutely no use to you. That’s ok. It makes me feel better about it when I do write back,…

  • How To Document Temporary Art?

    How To Document Temporary Art?

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    How do you document art that is site specific, only lasts a day, and is always on the move? Temporary public art – anything on the street- brings a host of challenges. More importantly, after years of shooting my work, and then working with professional photographers, I’ve come to believe most artists are going about…

  • How & Why Artist should apply for the SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (over)

    How & Why Artist should apply for the SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (over)

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    My CPA called me out of the blue yesterday and just walked me through the disaster relief application and I recommend everyone apply for it. Whether you have an incorporated business or just file as a sole proprietor, you are eligible. It’s a $10,000 SBA loan that you don’t repay. Yes, you read that right.…

  • Artist Career Resources

    Artist Career Resources

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    Artist Career Resources & Handouts Unlocking Europe Creative Capital Webinar Participants: Here are the resources from the live webinar. If you need to get in touch the contact page will work if you’ve lost the email I sent. Download my tech rider example Download a tech rider more focused on outdoor ticketed events rider example Download…

  • North American Performing Arts Festival List

    North American Performing Arts Festival List

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    North American Performing Arts Festivals – Multidisciplinary & Fringe Festival List Note: These text are from the festival sites, so some are more helpful than others. When I know application details I’ve added them. If you know of other festivals that should be on this list, let me know. List updated 1/2019.  Webinar course participants have already been…

  • What Does the RedBall Photographer Carry?

    What Does the RedBall Photographer Carry?

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    Following a conversation  that Brit and I had, we thought it would be a good idea to also answer one question she gets from photographers a lot while shooting RedBall. Photography Gear! So in her own words, here is Brit. I’ve been traveling with The RedBall Project going on 5 years, and over those years…

  • How to Catch Pneumonia in Sydney

    How to Catch Pneumonia in Sydney

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    It felt like a magic windfall. It was my first real ‘booking.’ A curator in Sydney had seen RedBall and wanted to bring it to the other side of the world. This could be the beginning of everything but as the haze of excitement cleared I quickly realized they had 1,000 questions, real questions, and…

  • Oasis Magazine Interview – Beirut, Lebanon

    Oasis Magazine Interview – Beirut, Lebanon

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    Interview with Kurt Perschke for Oasis MagazineOasis Magazine Interviewer: Maha Majzoub Beirut, Lebanon Published Issue #20, Summer 2012 PDF of Full Article in Oasis -Having exhibited in the Middle East for the first time, in Abu Dhabi, did you feel reactions/interactions were somehow different from those in Europe/U.S.? Actually every city is different – you never…

  • PLOT Magazine Interview

    PLOT Magazine Interview

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    My Interview with PLOT Magazine March, 2015  (session 1/2) Kurt Perschke Interviewer: Janina Poesch Dipl.-Ing. (Architektur) Stuttgart PLOTmag.com Published in Issue #11, 2016 How did the Red Ball Project come about? What inspired you? Really it started with a specific site. I was offered an opportunity to develop an idea for one of three sites in St.…

  • Waiting to Get Arrested in Barcelona / how my career started

    Waiting to Get Arrested in Barcelona / how my career started

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    I took this photo while I was waiting to get arrested. We were installed illegally in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, just a few blocks away from the Guardia Civil, and my expat guide had told me we might not have much time. Spain’s Guardia weren’t cops, they were urban military dealing with Basque terrorists,…