Tomoko Inagaki, Forcing House, installation, 2013

Becoming an artist requires resources (time, space and materials), knowledge (of how the art world works), inspiration (research, reflection, soul-searching and daydreaming) and hours upon hours of hard work (skills-building, experimentation and sometimes failure). The myth of the genius artist who emerges fully formed is just that: a myth.

The following tools offer tips, from a variety of perspectives, to help you along the way. Artmaking should not be a privilege of the wealthy or connected: all voices need to be heard, including yours!