The Business of Being an Indie Artist | David Miller | Skillshare
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9 Videos (40m)
    • Intro

      1:53
    • Diversify income streams 1

      4:00
    • Diversify income streams 2

      3:20
    • Tips For Getting Your Work In An Art Gallery

      5:12
    • Artist Grants + Residencies

      5:05
    • Do You Need A Studio?

      7:47
    • Assets + Liabilities

      4:35
    • Things To Do When You Aren't Feeling Creative 1

      6:49
    • Wrap Up + Project

      1:07

About This Class

Independent artists are often left to their own devices when it comes to management of their income streams and business choices, and without some guidance, they may find themselves twisting in the wind.  Fortunately, we live in a time where an individual, independent artist can be in touch with a worldwide audience, apply for support from a network of artist grants and residencies, have access to public studio spaces or create worlds entirely from their own home digital tools - we cover these options and more for the independent artist in this course.

In my 20 years as an artist I've presented/ sold/ exhibited my own craft, been a hired freelancer for others, and worked in arts administration/ education/ retail/ exhibition spaces.  I have found ways to survive and live a comfortable life for my family as an independent artist, and wanted to make a course that could help others along their path.  I know exactly what it is like to leave art school and think "what now?", having paid student loans to learn a trade that has no apparent career path. 

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David Miller

Multimedia Artist For Primordial Creative studio

I'm David, a multimedia artist in Phoenix, and my studio is Primordial Creative.  

 

I have always been interested in the visual arts from an early age- drawing, painting, and clay- but around my high school years I became interested in photography for the social aspect of involving other people, the adventure inherent in seeking out pictures, and the presentation of reality that wasn't limited by my drawing skills.

 

One thing in my work that h...

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