TMBA292: Are the Days of Having to Be a Starving Artist Over?

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Is it possible to build a business and monetize your art? This is a question we get asked a lot. One of our listeners got in touch with us this week and challenged us to speak about how we would apply some of our entrepreneurial principles to a career in art or music. If you are an artist of any kind, this is the episode for you. We’ll be talk about what we believe it means to be an artist, how to support your art through a job or business, and how you can leverage 1,000 true fans to build a career doing what you love.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What makes someone a professional artist and what it takes to be at that level.
  • Our thoughts on the relationship between art and technology.
  • What “The Hard Middle” is and how an artist can use it to their advantage.
  • The benefits of becoming a curator.
  • Why you need to be providing value to other people with your art.
  • Why right now is the best time to be an artist.

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Dan & Ian