There is a stereotype of an artist, reclusive, working alone in a decaying house, desperate to get their art out to free their tortured soul. Well, maybe I just made that up. But anyway, if that does not describe you, then read on. Personally, I love connecting creatively and go out of my way to find or make opportunities. I believe that there are other people aligned with your arty wavelength, just waiting to meet you. Put the word out, pull out your arty aerial as far as it will go. Expect to meet them. They will come.