For an Artist, there's a difference between Chasing the Money and Following a Lead. The difference is a Professional comes prepared to make a deal!
But what does that mean?
That means that you must stop acting like a person who is looking for a chance to be put on. Stop looking to be given answers from anyone you ask from.
The professional artist gets to the pro level by building the art biz education, connecting with arts organizations, building relationships with successful artists to be mentored and given advice.
The Professional artists knows what lane they are in and they control it. Your lane may be comic art, fine art, graphic design or 3D Animation. Control of that lane means the artist puts in a lot of work to become top of their craft. Those artists are cranking out artworks
Building Art Biz Education is the hardest part.
Everybody can draw, but not everybody takes their time to read a contract, learn to write a contract orconsult with an attorney before signing a contract.
But I didn’t come up with this process. I kinda did, but only thru observation. Lots of observation.
The roadmap is evident everywhere. There are artists giving back all the time thru panel discussions, meet ups, mentoring and business coaching.
Theres so much information available to artists today that theres no reason to walk around blindly.
Atlanta has a thriving arts community filled with info, it's like there are people out there who want to see artists succeed!
In January we discussed the Top 5 Tips to a Thriving 2017.
TOP 5 Tips for Thriving 2017
Panel Discussion at the Art Is King January Meetup at General Assembly
Full Video On YouTube
Full list on Art Is King Blog: http://bit.ly/aikblogtop5
In February we discussed the ingredients to landing corporate sponsorship and big name clients.
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