The life of an artist isn’t easy, with promotional tours, gallery exhibits and travels here and there, and yes, having to deal with the critics but ensuring your creative juices continue to flow. As hectic as it is, you also have to deal with emergencies every now and then, but if you have the following in your speed dial things will be a lot easier.
- Supply Delivery Service
After setting up your speed dial add your artist supply service number. The last thing you need when working is to find out the canvas isn’t the right texture or the paints are not the proper hues, so have the company on speed dial and get a replacement if necessary.
- Studio Designer
As your career takes off, you’ll need more room in your studio, or perhaps have it totally overhauled. If you’re having trouble getting your new tools to fit in or just want to give the place a new look, get in touch with your studio designer and give it a makeover.
The police should be on everyone’s speed dial. Nobody wants to think about getting burglarized, but in this day and age you can’t be too sure. Whether you’re painting at home or have a personal studio, it is imperative you have 911 on your speed dial in case there’s an emergency or someone tries to steal one of your artworks.
- Art Gallery Manager
This one doesn’t need a lot of explaining, really. Your manager is in charge of promoting your work, knows your schedules, where you’re supposed to go today, where your next art exhibit will be held, and so on and so forth. Simply put, your manager is your lifeline to the art industry and it’s important you’re always in close contact with them.
- Electrician and Plumber
This might seem unusual, but it’s essential you have a Toronto plumber / electrician in your speed dial. If you’re a digital artist, you’ll need a quality electrician in Toronto to make sure that all the cables to your computer, printer and scanner are in working order.
People usually don’t think about plumbers until something goes wrong with the sink or bathroom, and then they frantically look for one. To avoid this situation, find a good plumber now and get him on your speed dial so in case something goes wrong, just call and have him take care of it while you go about your work.