The Thriving Artist Podcast
By The Clark Hulings Fund
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The THRIVING ARTIST PODCAST is a feature of the Clark Hulings Fund for visual artists, which exists to provide training, professional introductions, and funding for working artists, to turn working artists into THRIVING artists. Tune in for insights from other artists, art industry experts, art collectors, and business specialists. Don't be a starving artist, be a thriving artist!
||CleanLeverage Your Creative Skills to Improve Your Finances – Christina Empedocles - The Thriving Artist||Is it realistic for artists to think “One day, I’ll retire”? Christina Empedocles knows about the financial concerns of artists. A working artist represented by several San Francisco-based galleries, Christina […]||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuild a Brand That Gets a Response – Jenny Darroch - The Thriving Artist||"The thing that trips students up the most is embracing that a commercial approach to art is OK."||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Creative Entrepreneurs Build Investment Capital – Alice Loy - The Thriving Artist||“Creatives can, and should, own the companies that creatives work at---creative people are uniquely suited to understand opportunities and problems and therefore develop solutions for market opportunities.”||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Art Fairs Pay Off? – Ray Beldner - The Thriving Artist||“Having one-on-one face time with an artist is what the viewer wants, it’s a good way to sell art and look at art.”||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Grow Your Customer Base and Increase Sales – Steve Pruneau - The Thriving Artist||"It doesn’t matter what your art is, if your intention is to earn a living from it and thrive in your art, that proposal will help you figure out how you’re going to get there.”||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEngage New Sales Avenues to Increase Art Income – Aaron Laux - The Thriving Artist||It’s been an evolution to be a professional artist, and it’s taken me a long time to get here....I’m coming around to really seeing this as not only what I do, but my lifestyle and my income.”||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIdentify Product-Market Fit for Entrepreneurial Success – Arree Chung - The Thriving Artist||"The best way to learn business is to start doing it."||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Learned Skills of Successful Entrepreneurs – John Furth - The Thriving Artist||"Successful people say 'Yeah, I failed, but I did learn, and this is how I’ll apply it to the next thing I do.'"||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Independent Publishing Can Teach Visual Artists – Eric Rhoads - The Thriving Artist||"One has to focus on strategy instead of tactic: tactic is the thing you’re going to do, strategy is the plan of how you’ll get respect, get well-known and get people to buy your work."||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Are You Working for Free? Examining Arts Labor – Alexis Clements - The Thriving Artist||"There is a shame around making money off of swag or reproductions or something else that isn’t art---but that is making money off of art."||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Collaborate with Museums – Seth Hopkins - The Thriving Artist||“Art is a cool business---it's the only one I know where the customer often buys dinner.”||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest Practices to Engage With Curators – Dr. Catherine Futter - The Thriving Artist||They’re not separate at all---the market and museum---there are galleries now where there’s very little work in the exhibition that’s for sale. They’re publishing books and ‘competing’ with museums. The lines are becoming blurrier and some o||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
My name is Amira Rahim and I’m one of the many artists that love to listen to podcasts while I work. This is a great addition to the mix and like the episodes. Short and sweet but packed with info. Can’t wait to see how it progresses.
If You’re Involved with Art, This is It
I’m host of the show, so writing a review could be considered suspect. EXCEPT, that the show is really the creation of the GUESTS, and they are STELLAR. If you’re a WORKING ARTIST, ART COLLECTOR, or ART INDUSTRY professional (restoring, storing, transporting, curating) visual art, this show is likely to meet a core need. The range of guests, depth of insights, and array of topics makes it an amazing resource.
Insightful & practical
In addition to being fascinating, this podcast offers its audience terrific practical information. I'm not an visual artist, but as someone who works in a "creative" field (for which I received no formal business training), I find the guests' advice to be insightful, as well as applicable to my work. Also, as a journalist, I appreciate how well the host guides the discussion, asking the right questions, and keeping the interview moving without getting in the guest's way.