Money and Art
Money and Art: These two words never seem to go hand in hand, at least in public perception.
When I was first starting out as an actor I ran into an interesting phenomenon, when I would meet people for the first time they would often ask what I did for a living. I told them that I was an actor.
I can't tell you how many times those people would roll their eyes, chuckle and then say "Oh, you mean you're a waiter?"
And I would say, "No, I'm an actor."
They would then look at me with a confused eye as if my response needed clarification.
So I would clarify: "I'm a actor. That's my profession." That ended any need for further clarification.
Look, I don't buy into that whole "Starving Artist" mentality.
The idea that you can't make money in whatever you're chosen field doesn't hold water to me because it IS possible. What gets in the way are our own considerations on the idea.
Many of you might have questions on HOW to survive until you are making money in your chosen profession and I'll cover that part in a later post but for now let's focus on your professional goal.
Making money is about creating interest, taking action and then closing the buyer on your product. And be certain that this stands true for ANY profession. Let's take ART.
There are a few contemporary visual artists whose works command some pretty high prices at auction. I'm not talking about Picasso or the great artists from history like Michangelo, or DaVinci. I'm talking about artists living right now!