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  1.   What kind of work do you do? 2D, 3D, is it big or small, how small, how big, what is it made of, is it eco-friendly, where are those materials sourced from, locally or from far away, what does your work cost to make, how much do you sell it for?
  2.   Who are you? How old are you, what gender are you, what colour is your hair, do you think you are fat or thin or muscular or good looking, are you tall, are you old, are you a fringe person or are you in groups alot?
  3.   Based on questions 1) & 2) what part of the city that you live & work in has people who are amenable to your work & to you as a person? (ie: If you look like a punk rocker, do you think corporate locations will accept you & your work easily? Or is that the point of your work? To bring new life to stodgy environments?) This will help clarify your goals, who or what exactly are you trying to change or move with your works of art?
  4. If you are planning a show, how much time & money will it cost you personally? How much time & money will you get back from doing that show? (when I write "get back time" I mean, how much time will the people involved be giving to you, including the guests? Much can be learned from doing a show, so benefits are not only monetary, sometimes not at all...If doing the show will be educational for your career, note that...)
  5. What kind of result would make you feel depressed or upset or make you feel burned & that the show was a waste of time or not worth doing in the first place? What percentage likelihood is there that that will happen? What result would make you thrilled & happy? What percentage likelihood is there that that will happen?
  6. Is there another way to do the show or the thing? That is better? Cheaper? More fun? Different? Could you just to an online show? (Note: Exhibbit.com offers $30 dollar month long online 3 dimensional looking shows that are easy to build- what do you think about that option?)
  7. If you are going to do a show yourself, or with a gallery? Do you actually like the people at the gallery? Do you like the location of the gallery? Is the gallery right for your work? How much commission do they take? Does the commission split make you happy or sad? Can you negotiate a better split for yourself? Can you actually put on a show all by yourself? Can you afford to rent a studio space for a month? or a year? Or ten years? Can you show where you live? Legally?
  8. What brings you down or up? Do you have a helpful spouse, husband, girlfriend, mother, father, brother, dog, cat, bird who keeps you company & makes your work better? Do you have burdens that take up your mental time & happiness energy? Can you get more help from the good things or people or pets in your life, with your career? Would anyone of them finance a studio show if you gave them some art work in return? is there any way to make your burdens less?
  9. Where does your art work want to be? I have a sculpture of a Trumpeter swan that could go in several places...Where is the best place for it to go...Where would your art work be most happy? If your works are happiest in your own home why are you selling them? Could you make more money on your works of art if you held onto them longer rather than going for a quick cheaper sale? Do you want your work in an art museum someday or on the wall of a deli? If you want your work to be public art outside, can it survive your local weather? is it really archival?
  10. Is it possible for you to make your day job a creative endeavour if you have a day job? Is "doing art" merely eating into your income & depriving you of income? Are you forgetting that creative people can be waitresses, construction workers, taxi drivers & janitors? Do you believe that artists are only those engaged in traditional forms of art? Do you need to be prouder of the work you do in your "day" job than quitting it all to become a painter, sculptor, musician? Are you fooling yourself with the notion that you can actually pay off your credit card debt by selling your works of art? Are you wealthy enough already that you can afford to be an artist? Is getting a an arts degree, or another art degree just a way to spend more money & defer earning any? Are you ok with that notion? Do you want to teach art, curate, run an art gallery or do related art fields that are not actually directly involved with the creation of? Do you really want to design using textiles but need to learn how to sew or weave? Figure out what exactly what your specific field might be, & what technical skills you may need to learn, brush up on or improve to do that well or better...
  11. (bonus)http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/a-guide-for-making-artist-submissions/ Does your submission process need tweaking? I read the first ten pages of this ebook for free & already I am pushed to improve my presentation when submitting...Sometimes feasibility is just a matter of getting your foot in the door & sometimes that requires better shoes, metaphorically...This book & other online help might help tweak the little things that will make the big ones more feasible...