Being a team of one is extremely difficult. I never recommend shortcuts but there is something to be said for efficiency, and maximizing your time and investment. Here are five essential things that you need to do if you are producing your own marketing and content in support of your art and business.
In this impromptu episode, we discuss why you have very little competition; and why that should inspire you to get your work out there - all it takes is just a little more work than the competition (which sadly isn't much). Take a good look around at what 95% of your peer group is doing and you'll realize...there's a place for your voice.
There’s one thing that we’re not teaching our young people any more - in school or beyond - and that’s how to persist when things get difficult. If there’s a trophy for every participant, if there are no consequences to missing the mark, no negative feedback or criticism…how can you prepare a career in the most competitive segments of human endeavour? What is the single most important quality for any person to possess if they want to get to the very top of their game? Grit.
If we expect there to be a future in the arts, we have to help guarantee it. Nothing about art has to be free. Like so many other ‘public’ professions that don’t have a pure profit focus, we have learned not to value it. When do don’t value it, the quality starts to decline. How can we as artists help ensure a thriving industry?
In the age of digital distribution, where everything is free - is it still possible to make a profit in the arts?
New models require self-agency - you are own bookings manager, producer, director, publisher and promoter
Choices are what got you everything you have and everything you are. Choices will also get you everywhere you want to go and make you everything you want to be. How to do you take control of you choices, and consistently make good ones.