to fail and fail big

In 2013 The Field conducted a study featuring profiles of artists Okwui Okpokwalisi, David Herskovits, Young Jean Lee, Miguel Gutierrez, and Somi. Our goal was to discern the conditions that create success, so that we can replicate these conditions for more artists. In doing so, we can help more artists thrive. We published these artists' responses, plus recommendations on how to support risk-taking and disrupt privilege in the sector, in our groundbreaking study, to fail and fail big: A Study of Mid-Career Artists, Success and Failure.

Five years later, we at The Field were curious, where are these artists now? What has changed? What has remained the same? We caught up with all five of them in 2018, and will roll out their updates - along with new content, sourced by individuals who currently identify as early-career artists - in a series celebrating the five-year anniversary of to fail and fail big.

Stay tuned for the first installment, featuring David Herskovits, in January 2019! 

Read the original publication, 
to fail and fail big: A Study of Mid-Career Artists, Success and Failure

Coming Soon:
to fail and fail big: A 5-Year Retrospective