Are You an Artist Who is an Entrepreneur or an Entrepreneur Who is an Artist?

In Order to Be Creative Do You Have to Be Bad at Business?

For those of you just joining us, the NYC Housing Lottery is a way that individuals, such as visual or performing artists, can be matched with a housing opportunity. This is especially important to artists.

Why is this vital for creatives? The reason is because they often require the ability to focus on their art which can involve both learning processes as well as the creation of the art itself.

The creative individuals who do the best in terms having both creative and financial success, tend to do so by looking at their creative ventures as having an entrepreneurial component.

Craft is Needed Both for Creating Art or Creating a Company

Many think, including the artists themselves, that in order to make great art also requires not having to bothered with thinking about business. Yes, throughout history there were often patrons who would help support creatives.

But when reading about these artists, one thing they seem to have in common is an inner drive. And it is this drive that can be harnessed to not only do their art, but also can keep them focused on productivity and sales of their work.

The reality is that many of the best-known creatives living today, are able to both make art and money. The two are not exclusive of each other. You see, from both a scientific and psychological perspective, the same motivation to create can simultaneously be applied to business as well.

In short, there is no need to be a “Starving Artist” to make art. People with money suffer too. And for the record, suffering is only one aspect of what visual, writing and performing artists can make art about.