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A Creative’s Fun and Friendly Guide to Tax
February 8, 2018

Following on from A Creative’s Guide to Registering as Self-Employed, here is some useful info about what to do about tax when you’re registered as self-employed – essential knowledge for any commissioning creative! Tax Facts What you earn as a sole trader is taxed just like with every other job – except that since only you are Read the full article…

A Creative’s Guide to Registering as Self-Employed
February 7, 2018

If you regularly make income from your creative work, you have some boring duties you need to do as well as the fun part of splashing paint around or writing poetry – including registering as self-employed. Although the concept of money and forms and the dreaded VAT can seem intimidating and bewildering from the outside (it was Read the full article…

Communicate Your Message on a Deeper Level
January 30, 2018

For centuries, all manor of businesses, religions, politicians and individuals have discovered that the most impactful and deeply-rooted way of getting your message access is through human artistry; paintings, poetry, music and more.  In this era of artificial intelligence and digital Armageddon, it has become increasingly meaningful to communicate with each other on this human Read the full article…

The Building Blocks of a Perfect Brand x Artist Relationship
January 18, 2018

Recently we gave you some tips on finding the right artistic talent for your projects. We wanted to give you even more insight into how to strike up a partnership with a creative person that will make successful and original marketing campaigns for your brand. Here is what we think you should look for when finding Read the full article…

Gretchen Warsen on Overcoming Creative Block
January 5, 2018

Creative block happens to the best of us and can be a demoralising experience! We start asking ourselves soul-searching questions such as “have I lost my creative spark?” and “how will I ever succeed if I can’t come up with a creative solution?”. The truth is creative block can strike the path of even the Read the full article…

Finding the Right Artistic Talent for your Project & Brand
December 7, 2017

Browse a wide range of different art styles. Do this to get a feel for the genre of artist you would like to work with! Try asking yourself these questions to make sure you end up deciding on a genre that suits your brand & project not just one that appeals to your own personal Read the full article…

5 tips for How to Communicate with Artists
November 17, 2017

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, our BIGGEST asset is our creative community and we love seeing exciting brands and charities working with our artists to do something cool and meaningful! Ever wondered how to get the most out of working with artists? Here are our 5 Tips for Communicating with Artists! Respect Read the full article…

The Power of the People!
October 24, 2017

Its tough to get your artwork out there, but sometimes showing that you are a person with a strong creative personality helps.  Showing our ‘Human’ side helps the viewer connect with your artwork and understand your point of view. Examples of this is filling in your Pop My Mind profile with enough detail to draw Read the full article…

POP MY MIND FAQs – PART ONE…
April 19, 2017

What is Pop My Mind?  Pop My Mind is a newly developed online community for talented creatives from all disciplines – made by creatives for creatives. The aim is for artists of different disciplines to respond to each other’s work in order to experiment and build upon their creative practice. We also provide worth while Read the full article…

A Guide for First-Time Users of Pop My Mind
March 23, 2017

So you are a new member of Pop My Mind – a big hello and welcome from the rest of the team! We are always really happy to have new creatives on board and see how you respond to content on the website. We hope you enjoy being part of the community, and we’ve put Read the full article…

How to Create Work in a Limited Time Frame
March 3, 2017

At Pop My Mind we champion creative play and experimentation. This is why we like to provide various challenges to get our creative community to make work outside of their comfort zones. These include responding to themes such as the elements or key emotions, and time based challenges such as the 1 Hour Challenge, the 10 Read the full article…

#Tagging #Your #Work #to #Make #Money
March 2, 2017

If you’re a member of Pop My Mind already, then you know what we’re about. What you may not know is how useful tags can be when submitting your work. By tagging, other artists on Pop My Mind will be able to search for your work in order to ‘pop’ it; that is, to create Read the full article…

How to Film your Artistic Process
February 28, 2017

Research has shown that videos are the most engaging form of content that you can share on social media or your website. It not only increases the number of people who look at your work, and the amount of time that people spend on your site or social media page, it also builds trust between Read the full article…

How to: Give a Good Fine Art Critique
January 25, 2017

I have outlined below what Pop My Mind’s ideas of what good critiques are. This can apply for when you are critiquing 2D artwork, creative writing, audio pieces or video – just adapt this to suit the medium! Top Tips 1) If you have a choice of what to critique, choose a piece which you Read the full article…

How to Make the Most Out of Pop My Mind
December 8, 2016

Pop My Mind is created for artists of all disciplines – fine artists, music producers, film makers, writers, and everything in between. We provide emerging and established creatives with some great opportunities to get exposure, develop your practise and make some money from your work. Here are five ways to make the most out of Pop My Read the full article…