Warbler Archives - Renew the Arts

Why Today’s Best Artists are All Amateur

Van Gogh Starving artist

These days, calling someone amateur is an insult. If you’re an amateur, you don’t have the “skillz to pay the billz.” By amateur, we generally mean an inept know-nothing with no expertise—a hack.

But I want to rescue the label amateur from its current dishonor. It’s my opinion that the greatest potential in the arts today comes from amateurs. We need more of the amateur spirit, not less. What do I mean?

Support Our New Kickstarter: Warbler — Sea of Glass

Warbler Sea of Glass Kickstarter Cover.indd

It’s that time again. After successfully funding Fiery Crash’s In Clover through Kickstarter earlier this year, the Nehemiah Foundation is ready to release our seventh sponsored album of music—Warbler’s sophomore record, Sea of Glass.

And we need your help. Here’s the Kickstarter video to get you started:[1. The Nehemiah Foundation made this video entirely in house, by the way. It’s the first time we’ve ever been able to do that, which is a very exciting development for us.]