An urgent message to artists

Adam Westbrook
2 min readMar 18, 2024
A colourful illustration of a man jumping into the air, by Adam Westbrook

This was originally going to be a long, rambling autobiographical article, but I deleted it at the last minute.

Because all I really want to say to you today is this:

Take up your space. Don’t make yourself small. Promote your work. Ask for things. Apply for fellowships, request funding, demand the world…

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Adam Westbrook

Video artist working at The New York Times. I write a newsletter about visual storytelling and creativity. https://adamwestbrook.co.uk/