As most of you know, Lights Camera Read members are the producers of the Art Gush online education website. We started this site as a way for artists of all kinds – including musicians, writers, filmmakers etc. – to learn that latest techniques of pursuing a career in the arts.
One of our most successful undertakings at Art Gush has been the Guerrilla Entrepreneurship series which just put up its last installment of 7. We believe that Guerrilla Entrepreneurship is the future method for creatives to make their way in the world of creativity. Guerrilla Entrepreneurship means being proactive in regards to one’s career and not waiting around for opportunities to happen buy creating them instead.
“How to Make Money as an Artist” will consist of 6 consecutive education modules at Art Gush and will be an in depth look at this very real problem that many artists face. A lot of folks believe that an artist cannot and should not be involved in the business side of her or his career. We here at Lights Camera Read disagree. We feel that artists no longer have the luxury of being able to create and then have their work sold by a third party. The market is too over crowded for this to work anymore, especially for emerging creators. Therefore the answer is for the artistic person to don the hat also of being an entrepreneur or the hybrid vocation which is that of artisticpreneur.
The “How to Make Money as an Artist” series at Art Gush will explore techniques for becoming an artisticpreneur and will be a must read for anyone who is thinking of becoming a professional artist. Plus, as usual, you will get weekly bullet point previews of the Art Gush content at the NYC Create blog.