How Not to Be a Starving Artist

ArtisticPreneur Circle

ArtisticPreneurs are a part of an online community which means there exists the possibility of digital collaboration from any part of the world! There’s no need to be a “starving artist” with all the support that’s available on the web!

Why Be a Starving Artist, When You Can be an ArtisticPreneur Instead?

A lot’s been written about The ArtisticPreneur Movement. A forward marching cause that is deconstructing the inquiry “Is it mandatory for artists of all kinds to starve?” Or to flip it around, “Must people in business never be artists?”

Thankfully is at the vortex of nothing short of – what some call – a revolution. Or a less grandiose way to put it is that the concept of becoming an ArtisticPreneur is definitely gaining traction for both sides of the fence: Artists Who Also Want to Be Entrepreneurs, as well as, Entrepreneurs Who Also Want to Be Artists.”

An eBook Has Been Completed, We Now Just Need to Get it Online

As some of you know, we’ve been putting together an eBook to be called something along the lines of “For ArtisticPreneurs Only: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” The book was originally in the form of a PowerPoint presentation that we did live at a summit event at State University of New York, Empire State College. This excerpt taken from the Art Gush website describes the process:

“The PowerPoint files we use (that get converted to eBooks) are ones that were actually part of live and online presentations that were done for Universities, Colleges and other Educational Institutions and Organizations. That’s why we like to say that our eBooks are “Student Tested.”

To Be an ArtisticPreneur You Do Need to Celebify Yourself to a Certain Extent

So we’ve defined what an ArtisticPreneur is as well have looked at educational tracks in the form of eBooks, so the next step to explore is what we sometimes call “Celebify.” To Celebify yourself simply means to make yourself more visible online which if done correctly can result in getting more customers, clients and fans. Here’s more from the blog:

“As ArtisticPreneurs we really could use something simple and fast acting that would facilitate us being able to place our products, services and artistic talent in front of our ideal customers, clients or fans. And thanks to the Internet, Digital Marketing has offered us some pretty remarkable solutions in this regard.”

My Late Great Idol Gives a Few Marketing Points

The next step is to learn from the masters. One such individual is the late Harry Houdini. When you study every aspect of his career, you soon learn that a through line of his self promotion strategy was to do things that were “Newsworthy.” This same kind of concept is used in publicity and marketing today. Here’s an excerpt from

“One of the ways that Houdini would bolster his publicity would be to escape from a straight jacket while hanging upside down in the middle of the town square of whatever city he was currently performing in. These publicity stunts would draw a large crowd and newspaper coverage, providing an opportunity to let others know that they could come see the escape artist live and in person at a local theater.”

Become an Award Winner – Nominate Yourself for a Platinum PIA

If you’re one of those people who has both a creative career and a mission to make a difference, then the Platinum PIAs could be right up your alley. The Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show for ArtisticPreneurs recognizes ArtisticPreneurs who are making a difference in their communities and around the world. And if you know such a person, please nominate her or him, or if you are that person, please nominate yourself! There’s nothing wrong with nominating yourself. As we like to say, successful people nominate themselves (metaphorically speaking) every waking hour of their lives! Here’s an excerpt from the PIAs site:

“Of course there is no guarantee of this being the result but remember that the P, I and A in PIA stand for Public Internet Artist. And artists become more public when they utilize methods for gaining exposure to potentially be noticed by Platinum PIA judges.”

Promotional Opportunities if You’re an ArtisticPreneur Super Hero

Here’s an opportunity to become a guest blogger or interviewee on one or more popular blogs that are seeking experts who have knowledge that will help ArtisticPreneurs themselves. You can even be an ArtisticPreneur yourself, it’s just that for the purpose of being a guest blogger or interviewee we’re looking for useful info for our ArtisticPreneur audience. Here’s how, if you’re an ArtisticPreneur Super Hero, you can contact us about appearing on a blog or blogs:

“Are you an ArtisticPreneur Super Hero? If so we’d love to hear from you since we’re always looking for guest bloggers. If you’d like to get in touch with us, feel free to input your information into our contact form. Be sure to provide details about why you’re contacting us.”


If you’re an artistic person who wants to be more entrepreneurial or an entrepreneur who wants to be more artistic, consider becoming an ArtisticPreneur. There are a lot of tools out there to help you create a productive and effective journey for yourself. Create your own opportunities. Don’t wait around for someone to give you permission to move forward. Because why be a starving artist when you can be an ArtisticPreneur instead?!

Thrillumentary Gets Some Blog Coverage Publicity


The ArtisticPreneur Movement gets behind “Thrillumentary.”

You may have heard about the movie process project called “Thrillumentary” that was done over the course of a 1 1/2 year span both exploring the DocuMystery genre as well as taking a look the filmmaking process itself.

Well it appears that “Thrilllumentary” has gotten some blog coverage publicity on both the Movie Process and DocuMystery websites.

It’s nice to see members of the ArtisticPreneur Community supporting each other.

Attention Harry Potter Fans

Harry Potter Fan Club NYC

Are two really better than one? SpaceMan at Harry Potter Fan Club NYC seems to think so.

It looks like SpaceMan (yes he moves “Space” and “Man” together like that) of Harry Potter Fan Club NYC is at it again. This time he’s talking about a special magic double feature that’s happening in New York City as we speak. I have to admit that after reading SpaceMan’s post I’m interested this 2 times the fun experience. Let’s face it, we live in a pretty wacky world at the moment so it’s nice to have alternatives to put our focus on. Let me know if any of you go. I’d be curious to hear your feedback. Apparently one aspect of this shindig will be ending as of September 16 so if you’d like to attend both it would probably be a good I idea to go in the near future. Keep me posted. Thanks.