2018 Could Be the Year of DIY Artist Marketing

Happy New Year everybody! Yianni Stamas here. 2017 went by very quickly and now as we enter 2018 there’s a hot new trend: DIY Artist Marketing. The folks at Lights Camera Read asked me to write a piece about DIY Artist Marketing so I did. You can find it here.

Everybody’s talking about DIY Artist Marketing: taking your creative career into your own hands.

How to Find Your Soulmate

There seems to be a renewed interest in the feature film (and episodically released series) “How I Broke My Love Curse” as well as the corresponding soulmate quiz which shows you how to find your soulmate. Interesting.

How to Fund a Creative Project

If you are interested in learning more about how to fund a creative project you might want to check out this new article. It goes into more detail about methods for funding, both for-profit and nonprofit. Both can be good choices depending on the kind of project you are doing.

Platinum Pias Awards Video

The Platinum Pias Awards were about two and a half weeks ago and the number one question we’re being asked is “Where is the video?” Therefore we created a video for the Platinum Pias which can be found here.

The Starving Artist Syndrome

You’re likely familiar with the “Starving Artist” syndrome – but what is to be done about it? One of the big ticket items that many performing, visual and fine artists struggle with is housing. Over at “NYC Housing Lottery” they are working to help solve this problem.

Platinum Pias are Tomorrow

It’s hard to believe that the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Actors and Artists are tomorrow! Wow, this came quickly. If you would like to attend go here.

The Platinum Pias are Only About a Week Away

Incredible as it may seem, the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists is only about a week away. Well, 9 days really. But quite soon.

We would like to thank the tireless crew for their work thus far in mounting this annual awards show. This year we have a really great group!

Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists

The Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists is just around the corner on March 20 at DCTV Community Media Center at 87 Layfayette Street in Manhattan. There’s an exciting group of nominees this year from performing artists to teaching artists to pop icons and beyond. Plus, the movie “Thrillumentary” is being shot that night! And not only that there’s food and refreshments.

And the great news is you can get tickets at no cost!

But seating is very limited on a first come first serve basis so if you are interested in attending check out the Platinum Pias site now.

Finally a Website that Focuses on Housing for Artists

It’s been a long time coming but there is now finally a website that focuses on housing for artists. The site is called NYC Housing Lottery and documents the pursuit of getting affordable housing for artists. Check it out here.

Guest Blogger on Lights Camera Read


I was recently a guest blogger on the Lights Camera Read site talking about the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists.

There’s an interesting parallel between the Golden Globes last night and the Platinum Pias. Both awards shows make visible the importance of artists, especially in our current times.

Thank you artists for making a difference!