Entering the Arts as a Profession

Entering the arts as a profession is among the most challenging career pursuits. Few parents rejoice when their teenagers announce they want to make their livings in song, story, picture, or entertainment. Parents know that the landscape is littered with failed attempts, and they can point to the “relatives who tried” in hopeful warning to avoid the disillusion. It’s an even bigger risk when the investment includes life-long art-school debt.

I’ve spent my adult life pursuing a career in the arts, watched thousands of students pursue theirs, and seen hundreds succeed in their careers. In this session, I hope to offer you the best advice I can for how to go about it. The topics include:

  • Professional or Amateur: Know Your Options
  • Exploding Myths About Careers
  • Seeking Counsel from Pros
  • Know Your Field and Your History
  • Books, Resources, Recommendations…

I probably won’t be offering anymore live sessions for this course, but we are working on making a recording available for purchase. Once it is ready, we will post here and send a notice to our announcement list and past attendees.