Where's The Best Place To Make Art? 9 Artists Reflect On The Cities They Call Home

From Texas to Berlin

If you’re an artist, then the city in which you live can be crucial to your practice. Low costs of living are key, especially since many artists need to pay rent for studio space on top of their living accommodations, leaving traditional artist havens like New York and Los Angeles increasingly unaffordable for people trying to build careers in the art world. But for creative people, a city can offer much more beyond cheap lofts. Where you live and work can offer inspiration, a sense of community, and the relative solitude required to focus on your work. And thanks to the internet, you no longer need to live and work in a major cultural center to get your work noticed. Here, nine artists share how the cities they live in influence their careers.