Contributed by Melissa Kojima
Are artists hard to shop for? Do they ever get picky and self-loathing? Well, yeah, doesn't it come with the territory? I guess that could become a problem for someone looking to buy them just the right present this holiday season.
Springboard for the Arts thinks that they have the solution to your gift giving problem. They suggest buying a gift certificate with them. They are an organization in St. Paul, Minnesota who "cultivates a vibrant arts community by connecting artists with the skills, contacts, information and services they need to make a living and a life." In other words, they have workshops, personal consultations and classes to help your artist gain professionalism, confidence, and artistic fulfillment. Sounds pretty good, huh?
After a tune up with Springboard for the Arts, your artist will then be standing on his/her head, filled with the things they need to become viable and make a living. They may still be picky, but they will no longer be self-loathing.