Let’s say that you decide right now that you want to make a living wage for your art.
Please understand that when you make that decision you have crossed a line . . . you are no longer just an artist.
You’re a marketer.
You’re a fundraiser
You may be a leader of emerging arts organization.
But that “just an artist” thing is gone. Forever.
If you really think you are going to be able to work the giant wheel of commerce in such a way that you will be able to make a full time (or even a decent part time) living without getting your hands real dirty in the muck of marketing, networking, etc. then you are just fooling yourself.
But here’s a secret I’ll share . . .