Great art almost feels like magic—it opens our eyes and minds to brand new ideas, and teaches us to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Of course, behind all great art, there are artists. And that’s where the real magic happens.

As we go beneath the art itself to explore how artists do what they do, we see glimpses of the sorts of creativity, resilience, and bravery that lead to the art that moves our world. And maybe we can learn to borrow some of that magic for our very own thinking, doing, and making.

Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We’ll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be “successful” in our professions.


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Start with the “Best of Artifice Podcast” playlist! Hear some of our most-loved episodes about studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, and more…

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