This is for you, the artist (to be), who wants to strengthen your entrepreneurial side. It’s also for the art teachers out there who want to help prepare their students for the world outside school.
We believe that many of the key skills and attitudes needed as an entrepreneur are the same ones you already possess as an artist, like creativity, drive and commitment. We also believe that ‘networking’ and ‘promotion’ don’t have to be dirty words, but can become a natural part of the artistic process. Likewise, ‘money’ and ‘security’ are nothing to sneer at, but form the foundation to your practice.
With this material, consisting of a field guide and a deck of cards, we aim to lay out for you the key skills, attitudes and knowledge that you will need as an a self-employed artist, AKA a ‘creative entrepreneur’. We realise that being a creative entrepreneur means using your creativity and talent to find your own way, so what you won’t find here are supposed solutions or an well-worn path to follow. Rather, this material is meant to inspire and empower you to use your creative talents to channel your inner entrepreneur.
There are several ways to interact with this material, including doing so on this website or by downloading and printing all the material. You can sit down and read the field guide from start to finish (online or in print), or you can start off by playing with the cards. We recommend you jump to the instruction page to find out exactly what your options are.
Good luck on your journey!