Category: Business of Art

May 6th, 2009

Business of Art: Entrepreneurial Training for Artist

business of art

business of art

Since last month, I’d been attending the Business of Art workshop facilitated by the Center for Culture & Innovation in Downtown Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Every week, we focus on the different aspect of having a career as an artist. Last night, we tackled “Marketing & Self-Promotion” and Rochelle Fabb from Loudmouth Production was incredibly helpful in terms of tackling the publicity side of holding any artist event.

I used to think that being a “starving artist” is alright. The world had seen so many of them around that it is such a norm. I think it was four or five years ago that I had a mental shift when I started reading the book, “How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist.” The book primarily supplements the idea of the Business of Art workshop that having an art career is like having your own business. Being an artist is being in business for your art.

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