The mission of ArtistSteps.org is to provide you, the business owner or artist of any kind, with the Artist Steps you need to “Produce, Promote & Monetize Your Creativity” as an ArtisticPreneur. So today we’re going to do just that. We’re going to look at what various experts, ArtisticPreneurs, blogs and publications have to say about what they believe are the essential Artist Steps.
And of course we’re interested in what you believe are the steps an artist or business should take to achieve success. Feel free to leave us a message with your insights of the Artist Steps you’ve used in your own experience.
Steps, What are the Steps? The Search for BigFoot Zombie
Sometimes looking for the best steps to take for your creative career is as daunting as hunting for BigFoot Zombie.
The interesting thing is that depending on who you ask for the steps, you’ll get different answers. For example the folks at Artist’s Network believe that getting an art commission takes 5 steps. Of course getting an art commission is generally something that only “fine artists” are able to get, but even if you’re not a visual artist (or are a business), looking over the the Artist’s Network method can be useful.
The Musician’s Perspective of Artist Steps – The Hub
The individuals of “The Hub” of “Musician’s Friend” interestingly enough believe that there is the need for double the amount of 5, or 10 steps. These 10 steps are shown in relation to music artists, but regardless of your art form or business, you will likely find value in perusing these steps.
Even the “Huffington Post” Gets into the Act
Chances are you’ve heard of the “Huffington Post” but what you might not know is that they have their own “5 Steps to Success as an Artist.” Author of the post is Corey Ferrugia and he shares how he now earns his living full-time in music as an artist, social entrepreneur, and educator. He describes his relentless hard work and sacrifice more than he ever imagined it would be, but gives but makes it clear that expressing himself creatively and empowering others is something he enjoys very much. He also makes it known that his 5 steps can work for any artist.
Forbes Reveals the Artist’s Step-By-Step Guide To Making Money And Impact in Music
Yes, again we look at a series of steps intended for musicians that can be applied and used successfully by any artist or business. Danny Ross, who is a Forbes Contributor in Media & Entertainment, essentially provides 5 steps also, but they are different than the others we’ve shown thus far. Danny lays it out as (1) Getting looks and attention from the press so you can focus on your target audience. (2) Getting spins which is translating your PR momentum and fan enthusiasm into an ascending play count. To get all 5 steps check out the article.
Links to Life Hack’s 7 Steps To Becoming A Full-time Artist
Agnese Aljena discusses how research shows that far too many artists don’t earn a living from their art. They spend time in offices as secretaries, in construction companies as laborers and walk dogs for their neighbors. Sometimes, they climb the corporate ladder to become managers and partners, and then when they have enough money, they leave for early retirement and finally fulfill their dream of being a full-time artist. That is, if they are lucky enough to still have some time left to enjoy it! Aljena provides 7 steps to success.
All these experts have shown us actionable Artist Steps that can be taken to have a successful career in the arts and/or business. And yet, all of these Artist Steps differ in amount of steps and what the steps are. But this need not lead to confusion. We at ArtistSteps.org are choosing to look at all of these Artist Steps interpretations as food for thought and the affirmation that ultimately you can create your own steps in number of steps and content of steps. In otherwords, the steps that might work for one individual will not necessarily work for another individual. So make your own steps and ascend to the next level.
Also, if you’d like to share your own personal Artist Steps we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us through Lights Camera Read, the nonprofit sponsored organization that produces ArtistSteps.org and other blogs.