ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition and festival

What is ArtPrize? A FEW WORDS FROM ARTPRIZE.ORG   ArtPrize® is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate.

Actor-comedian Eric Schwartz is the guest star on this episode of Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC—a podcast about topics interesting to creative people.


Eric: Is it the magic of the universe, or a logical explanation? Maxximillian: The magic of the universe is a logical explanation.   Eric Schwartz (@ericschwartz) is a quadruple-threat entertainer with multiple albums of original comedic anthems, dozens of videos that you’ll want to watch again and again, a one-hour special that might make you pee your pants, and a live standup show worthy of Carnegie Hall. He writes sketches. He writes comedy. He writes music. He performs live. He’s on tour constantly. But I caught up with him for an hour and we chopped it up into bite sized pieces. I met Eric for the first time 5 years ago Continue reading

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Discussed in the episode: Highway Robbery a.k.a. Monetizing Other People’s Content – Why download statistics are crucial for podcasters – Breaking down CPM – Why putting the same content on someone else’s feed is detrimental to podcasters seeking advertising dollars and more…

image: the woman herself, writer, author, actress-director, performer Maxximillian Dafoe

How to Interview People — Tips and Best Practices

When I was in middle school, my mother, then a reporter for the #1 country music terrestrial radio station, got me into an advanced production program for budding television producers. I looked a lot older than my years at that age so even though I was by far the youngest in a group of about 12 people from 14-24 years old, I fit right in and was given the same challenges as the others in the group. I was in the program to learn three roles: interviewer, director-producer and camera operator. Read More