Vice News produced Why Artists Don’t Make Money in May 2015 as part of their “The Business of Life” series. The panelists in this show share a ton of statistics about the value of creativity to society. They also explore why we’re in this position today, how we need to rethink monetization of art and suggest the average artist (not the top 1%) needs to take control of marketing and selling their own art. Originally published for a US-based audience, it transcends our borders and applies equally as well here in Canada. It’s also still relevant today.
You can check it out in our For Artists playlist on our BRAND NEW You Tube channel. (Yes, we’re pretty excited about having a You Tube channel. We’ll be publishing more content there over the next few weeks and months.)
At S2 Seminars, we believe choosing a career in art does not require a vow of poverty. Yet we notice our artist friends chronically struggling financially.
The solution seems simple to us because we both have business experience.
But right-brained artists may have had little interest in or opportunity to learn business skills. Sadly, they pay (literally and figuratively) for that inexperience.
If you’d like to make money from your art ask us about Three Must-Have Tools To Market Yourself on a Shoestring Budget.
In this five-hour workshop we lead artists who are neophytes at business through three basic steps so they can begin valuing themselves and their art, and making money immediately. We feed them too!