We know that as an artist when you get in your studio and you turn on your favorite song then there’s no stopping you. You will create a visual masterpiece! But sometimes it may take just a little longer for you to get into that rhythm and mindset that lets you express yourself. We’ve all experienced the frustrations of a creative block at some point in time, whether it’s for 10 minutes or a few weeks.
Luckily there are quite a few things to help get your inspiration back. Keep in mind that everyone is unique and what works or you might not work for someone else, so why not try all the possible solutions until you find one that works for you. For example, instead of turning on some music, why not dive into a podcast for some new perspective?
There are so many great podcasts out there, for both beginners or experts. Each of those can bring you tons of inspiration and the latest trends. There are so many podcasts that will help inspire or motivate you, all you need to do is find the right one.
So here is a list to help you get started!
The Savvy Painter
With the Savvy Painter, it’s just like having a professional artist as the mentor you never had right by your side, there to guide you and teach you the tricks of the trade that they have learned. Host Antrese Wood interviews artists such as painters, art ambassadors, and illustrators. Tune in to The Savvy Painter and enjoy the stories from these professionals as well as gaining advice for when you want to plan your gallery show.
Listen here: The Savvy Painter
The Abundant Artist
We’ve all heard the myth of “the starving artist”. Well, Cory Huff, the host of The Abundant Artist, has committed himself to dispel that myth. This is a great podcast with excellent content. Cory interviews successful artists who provide valuable advice on how to manage the business part of your life. Check out this podcast to learn key art marketing and selling tips.
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Bad at Sports
Bad at Sports brings you an inside look into the life of a working artist. They have already shared stories of anything from the residency programs, sculpture gardens, and artist collectives. This podcast is longer than other art podcasts but they have a lot of information to share with their listeners and it is worth your time, each episode is around 40 minutes long.
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Artists Helping Artists
Host Leslie Saeta is a very talented painter and has got you covered when it comes to finding new and unconventional ways to advertise your podcast. She just loves sharing her stories and her unique perspectives that she has gained over 30 years in the marketing industry. Tune in and you will learn about unusual and untraditional ways to market your artwork online.
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TateShots is a weekly podcast hosted by the U.K’s world-famous Tate galleries. Each episode is short and sweet. Plus, they have more than 200 podcast episodes if you’re looking to binge a few. In this show, you get an inside look at notable artists, galleries and exhibitions. TateShots not only discuss the contemporary art world but also significant artists from history. Tune into TateShots when you need a break in between your creations.
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Beyond the Studio
Looking to see what happens behind the scenes of visual artists. On Beyond the Studio Podcast, they show us how they’re supporting themselves as well as understanding the processes they use to create their unique work. They interview artists about their businesses, how they manage their time, their financial planning and how they deal with the challenges of making a living as an artist.
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KCRW’s Art Talk
KCRW’s Art Talk is hosted by Edward Goldman, an art critic for more than 30 years who also contributes a weekly art report to the Huffington Post. Tune in twice a week for art reviews on the best pieces out there such as “Agnes Pelton at the Phoenix Art Museum”, “Fred Wilson’s Afro Kismet at Maccarone gallery” and “George Condo at Spruth Magers”.
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The market is constantly changing and this also includes the art market. If you want a better understanding of this market then this is the podcast for you. ArtTactic explores the entire art market, they do a market analysis and answer all the pressing art marketing questions. Enjoy interviews with top auction house CEOs, founders of online art marketplaces and industry veterans.
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A Piece of Work
A Piece of Work is hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. This podcast is still fairly new and only has about 10 episodes but they discuss everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art. She interviews curators and artists like Hannibal Buress and Tavi Gevinson. Enjoy these episodes as they discuss everything from pop art to performances.
Listen here: A Piece of Work
Lean Into Art
Lean Into Art has been making thoughtful and useful podcasts for about two years. Hosts Jerzy Drozd and Rob Stenzinger are the perfect pair and share stories with you about design thinking, creative communications, visual arts, comics, and illustrations. Tune in to their weekly podcast and enjoy one of their 274 episodes, such as “Developing an Online Class within a Month”, “Making Your Case and Sharing it with the World” and “Finding Your Style”.
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The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear
If you love listening to gossip from the art world then tune in to The Jealous Curator as he gives you the scoop before it hits the history books. You will find out why certain artists do things differently as well as what is happening in their personal lives. Get a look behind the scenes of collaborations and the success stories from full-time artists who made it big.
Listen here: The Jealous Curator – Art for Your Ear
Creative Pep Talk Podcast
The name says it all. Listening to the Creative Pep Talk Podcast you can be sure to leave feeling inspired and ready for any challenges life might throw at you. Hosted by Andy J.Miller (a.k.a Andy J. Pizza) this podcast provides inspirational and motivational episodes, it breaks down all the necessary processes you need to do to make a success of yourself in the creative arts industry.
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The Oatley Academy ArtCast
Chris Oatley, helps you develop a successful career in Visual Storytelling with tutorials and expert interviews. ArtCast is for all those aspiring artists looking for valuable information about becoming a professional visual storyteller. Chris has contributed artistically to companies like Disney, Universal and Geffen Records. Tune in to this podcast and enjoy one of the 115 episodes they have such as “11 Social Media Habits That Hurt Your Ar Career”, “The Lost HERstory of Disney Animation” and “Visual Development Mythbusting”.
Listen here: The Oatley Academy Artcast
The Modern Art Notes Podcast
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an excellent hour-long interview show hosted by Tyler Green. Each episode, Tyler interviews a new artist, art historians or authors in the art space. While the podcast is mostly recorded in a studio they also have taped live-audience episodes. The BBC named this podcast one of the world’s top 25 cultural podcasts that would “blow your mind”.
Listen here: The Modern Art Notes Podcast
The Lonely Palette
The Lonely Palette is hosted by Tama Avishai, where she chooses paintings from the history and asks unsuspecting museum visitors that pass by the chosen painting about it and what they’re opinion is about the subject matter, movement, and social context. Each episode brings back the greats of history, one painting at a time.
Listen here: The Lonely Palette
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