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Helping You Achieve Your Creative Dreams - The Cultivated Artist Experience

The Cultivated Artist Experience

Sponsored by The Grove Center for the Arts & Media

October 2018 thru June 2019

A One-Year Artistic Coaching Experience Designed to Help You Reach Your Goals…


Added by Joey O'Connor on September 20, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Featured Filmmaker Interview - S.X. Anderson - Creative Funding Grant Recipient

I took some time to interview our newest Creative Funding grant recipient, S.X. Anderson, about his new documentary film, Learning to Dunk & Other Impossible Adventures. S.X. was recently approved to raise $186,000.00 in tax-deductible funds for his feature-length documentary film.

Click here to support this campaign and learn more about…


Added by Joey O'Connor on December 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Creative Funding Webinar for Filmmakers

Dear VSN Friends,

I want to personally invite you to the free Creative Funding for Artists Webinar I'm hosting with The Grove Center for the Arts & Media next Thursday morning, December 4, 9am PST/Noon EDT.…


Added by Joey O'Connor on November 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Joey O'Connor Explains How to Fund Your Next Film Project

For more information on Creative Funding for Artists from The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, please visit us at

Learn how you can apply for a Creative Funding grant from The Grove and start funding your next film…


Added by Joey O'Connor on November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Creative Funding for Filmmakers from The Grove

Are you tired of struggling alone to fund your films?

Do you need a creative way to fund your…


Added by Joey O'Connor on October 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Grove-Artist Financial Survey: Do you need financial guidance?

Hi VSN friends,

The Grove Center for the Arts & Media (a Southern California arts ministry) is taking an informal survey regarding artists and their finances.

  • As an artist, what areas of financial management do you find most frustrating or difficult?
  • Do you personally have a need for practical financial…

Added by Joey O'Connor on December 4, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

7 Hard Questions for Every Artist

I believe there are seven hard questions every artist must answer if they are really serious about their craft. Are these the only seven? Of course not, but I think it's important that we ask ourselves hard questions. The easy questions have never moved me out of comfort or complacency. You and I grow only when we ask ourselves the hard…


Added by Joey O'Connor on October 9, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

3 Ways Parents Can Develop Creativity in Children

I think every parent likes the idea of developing creativity in their children. Who doesn't want creative kids? The problem is many parents don't always how. Creativity and innovation are admirable qualities in kids and adults alike, but if you were raised in a home where creativity wasn't valued, developing creativity in your children or grandchildren can be a challenge. Two weeks ago in the first…


Added by Joey O'Connor on October 9, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Introducing a New Video Ebook: Sound of A Spine-Poetry & Performance of Nick Macedo

I am so pleased to announce a new video poetry ebook called Sound of A Spine: Poetry & Performance of Nick Macedo published by …


Added by Joey O'Connor on June 28, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Introducing Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith

After two and a half years of working with 21 artists, I'm very happy to announce the official launch of The Grove Center for the Arts & Media's dynamic new video ebook optimized for the iPad, Kindle & Nook. It's called …


Added by Joey O'Connor on June 21, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

The Action-Oriented Artist: Part 1

As a boy, I loved action-figures. GI Joe was my hero and if there was one guy I’d ever want in my foxhole, it was him. I had the GI Joe Navy S.E.A.L. Scuba set. The G.I. Joe Egyptian Explorer Jeep set complete with sarcophagus-mummy-winch holder. The G.I. Joe Jungle Python-Slashing set complete with authentic plastic machete. I was all things…


Added by Joey O'Connor on January 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Needed: So. Cal Webisode Production Team

Dear VSN Friends,


Last Chance Productions, the production group we've partnered with for our feature film, is producing a small web series with high school/college actors. It's a three day shoot entitled "One Warm Night." I'm helping with the production and if you know any people with experience (or looking to build experience), we're working on putting together a team. Here's the info...


Production Announcement - “One Warm Night” (9 episode…


Added by Joey O'Connor on April 15, 2011 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

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