I pledge to always create within morally safe, socially acceptable, non-assertive, writable, sensible and commercial frames.

I promise to always take myself and my Art seriously.

I submit to create when it is expected, what is expected (Real Art only) and because it is expected.

I recognize myself as an Artist, and realize I need your written approval to call myself one.

Yours sincerely,

Creative Genius (Real Art Graduate)

My Artist Manifesto

  • Conner (1,558) May 19, 2013

    I apologize, but I feel like everything said here is the complete opposite of what being an artist truly is. “I pledge to always create within morally safe, socially acceptable, non-assertive, writable, sensible and commercial frames.” ART SHOULD COMFORT THE DISTURBED, AND DISTURB THE COMFORTABLE. It’s about shattering society, wrecking previous assumptions of life and thought, and creating something that no one has ever seen before. When you create something that is not socially acceptable, society has no choice but to either shun it, or witness it. I call myself a creative genius, but I hold no seriousness to that because someone else out there can blow me away; there’s always someone smarter than you. Realize, I’m not trying to be mean, or abrasive, but when you say that you need written approval to call yourself an artist, you’re not an artist. . . you’re an imitator. Real artists approve themselves.

    • Marie (2,051) May 20, 2013

      I completely agree. ^^ I’m so happy you say so. It’s irony, the whole thing ;)