Episode 16: Cara Ober

Hear more from Cara on growing BmoreArt into a fully staffed and sustainable business over the course of ten years, the importance of creating platforms for conversation, deconstructing power dynamics within the art world, and the core lessons she teaches in her professional development courses to artists. 

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

Storyblocks — Podcast sponsor, offering creative content through stock video, images, and audio

ART / WORK - Revised & Updated: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career — by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber *We're giving away a copy for free! Leave us a rating and review on iTunes by January 10th, 2018 and we'll announce our winner in our episode on January 11th!*

BmoreArt — Baltimore's premier publication for arts and culture, where Cara is Founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

Hyperallergic — Online arts magazine and "forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art" where Cara is a contributing writer 

Urbanite Baltimore — Terminated magazine where Cara was former Arts and Culture Editor 

Female Trouble podcast interview with Cara Ober 

MICA Low-Residency MFA program — Where Cara earned her MFA in Studio Art over four years, enabling to keep her day job and graduate without any debt 

SHOWSPACE — Baltimore based blog highlighting weekly shows and events (mostly DIY and at artist-run spaces) 

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation — Invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond. Approached BmoreArt about providing its first major funding in 2012

Elaine Welteroth — Teen Vogue's new Editor-in-Chief 

Artists U — Incubator for changing the working conditions of artists, started by Andrew Simonet, with Making Your Life As An Artist Workbook available for free download on their website 

"The Artist Statement & Why They Mostly Suck" — by Cara Ober for BmoreArt, most read professional development article 

"Open Studio Tour Etiquette for Artists and Visitors" — by Cara Ober for BmoreArt, on how to conduct different types of studio visits 

Seven Days in the Art World — by Sarah Thornton 

33 Artists in 3 Acts — by Sarah Thornton 

AREA 405 — Artist-owned multi-use warehouse in Baltimore where Cara just started renting studio space

The Baltimore Beat — New online, independent publication for politics, art, culture, and food 

Untitled Art Fair, Miami 

Untitled, Radio — Live recording series taking place during Untitled Art Fair in Miami where Cara conducted interviews for BmoreArt, archived here online 

Bmore Art Print Journal — Available for purchase online here! 

See more of Cara's work on her website www.caraober.com and www.bmoreart.com and on Instagram @bmoreart