First off, we’d like to give a shoutout and thanks to NYC AIM and NYC Workshops, two entities that work very hard on making life easier for artists. Which brings me to the crux of what I am going to be discussing today: survival of artists of any kind.
Why Not Choose It?
Maybe I’ve been pursuing this thing in a backward fashion. I have been looking at it as being housing for artists, assuming that they are not rich. But why can’t they become rich?
If they did so this would make it a lot easier to find good artist digs, because they’d have the cash to buy it. So instead of seeking affordable artist housing, maybe a better path to travel on is to up the dollar amount you’re bringing in.
They Title Says it All
And as luck would have it, a project I’ve been working on with both NYC AIM and NYC Workshops is a tutorial entitled “How to Make Money as an Artist.” By collaborating on this we’ve really come up with some terrific ideas.
Does it Need to Have 50?
The long term plan is to work with the new group USA eLearning to convert our notes into either an online course, an email course or an eBook. All formats seem suitable. At this point we have less than 50 strategies. We’d really like to have 50 because it is a nice substantial number. Also, it is a number that would work well if we were to teach an NYC Workshop.
More Promising Outcomes
As a result of our meeting yesterday, we all dug deeply within ourselves to come up the tactics. We are all of the belief that one of the reason that there is such a thing as a “Starving Artist” is due largely in part because many artists don’t know an alternative approach to their lives with more promising fiscal outcomes.
This was the core of the whole ArtisticPreneur idea that many of you know about and that was taught to participants of NYC AIM. An ArtisticPreneur is part artistic person and part entrepreneur. The two ends of the spectrum don’t have to be mutually exclusive. They can be one and the same in the mind, heart and ambitions of a person.
Which Side of the Brain are You?
Just because you may be more right brain oriented with creativity and the arts, doesn’t mean you can’t sometimes function with more of the left side of your brain performing tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics. And in this case, math is money!
How do You Get Your Copy?
But once it is done, this is going to be one of the places it will first be announced. Because again, this might be a better approach overall in terms of securing artist housing. Instead of having low cast artist housing which is only available to the very poor, why not consider the other approach which is to make more ducats!