097: Protesting with Paintbrushes

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking all about how artists use art for activism. I’m going to shine a spotlight on artists who used their art to make a difference in the world.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • How artists throughout history have used their art to incite change, and change minds.
  • How street artists are splashing their passion in their neighborhoods.
  • How artists use their art to process pain.
“American People Series #20: Die,” by Faith Ringgold
“Facing the Rising Sun” by Deborah Roberts
“Henry Ford Hospital” by Frida Kahlo
“Death of Marat” by Jacques-Louis David
“Guernica” by Picasso
Detail from “Three Kings” by Bisa Butler

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About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“A Wonderful Podcast”
“This is one of my favorite podcasts! I’m not an “artist” in the painting sense. I design and make jewelry. I am also in the older crowd (60s) so love a teacher that is closer in age to me and my life. This podcast is full of inspirations and information. It’s very easy to listen to. I’m a podcast junkie so love the fact that it is not long and drawn out but more to the point and doesn’t waste your time. You won’t regret listening to it!”
~ Keemot, via Apple Podcasts

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2 thoughts on “097: Protesting with Paintbrushes”

  1. Art illuminates for sure! Continue to reflect the ultimate passion and light which is a gift given to be shared. Many blessings, Miriam in your path. Louise


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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