Well the rough draft of my upcoming book, The Productive Artist’s Business Plan, is coming along nicely. And I’m excited to get it into the hands of my first reviewers and editors very shortly.
This means it’s becoming that much more real that I will be able to get this book out into your hands before too long. I’m growing ever more excited for that approaching launch date, a mere 2 months away. And I hope you are too!
I’m especially excited because this book is going to offer you, my fellow artists and creative entrepreneurs, with guidance on a much needed subject we all struggle with – how to build and manage a productive business around our art! I want to do this for all Artists the world over, inspiring and engendering a new generation of Productive Artists.
But in order to explain to you why I feel this is so important, I’ve decided I first need to explain what I mean by that term Productive Artist.
In my last post, I posed the question of what an Artist actually is – or in other words, who exactly you all believe could benefit from this impending book. But now I want to pose another question. Now that we have a better idea of what an Artist is – do you think we can be more Productive as Artists?
We all want to be more Productive in our lives – achieve more, earn more, get more done in a day. But how do we do that while we’re busy creating, without restricting the reach of our creativity?
Running a Productive business also means producing something of Productive value for your customers and those people you want to help and inspire – not just for yourself.
Well I believe that being an Artist today means not only pushing the envelope on what an Artist is, but also on the way the Arts are valued in today’s modern world economy. It should be about creating art (whatever kind of Artist you are) that offers a tangible added value to your target market and surrounding economy. It’s about understanding your business and where it fits into the marketplace, and then creating the structure and systems that will help you build and grow that business (and your art) into a solvent success.
I know. Easier said than done, right?
But that’s what we all want to achieve as Artists, isn’t it? We are Artists partly because of the vision we want to bring to life, and partly because of the impact we want to have on other people through our art. And being able to do both (and continue doing both) is exactly what being a Productive Artist is all about!
That’s why I created The Productive Artist. And that’s why I’m writing this book for you all. Because I’ve already begun to find success on this journey. And if I can do it, then so can you! I know exactly where you are coming from, and I understand this crazy world we call the Arts. But I also understand the marketplace and the business of being an Artist. So I want to help you pave your own path to Productive success. I want to help you on your journey to creating the business and life you want as a creative entrepreneur.
So there you go. Now you know what all of this means to me.
Now I want to know what it means to you. Because you are my people, and I’m doing all this for you. So I want to know what you think of my mission to carve a more Productive place for the Arts in today’s economy – if you think it’s possible and if you want to be a part of it!
- What have you been doing to make yourself and your creative work more Productive?
- And in what ways do you feel you still need the most help?
In the comments below, please tell me what you think and how you want to be more Productive. Then remember to subscribe to my email list to hear the latest on my upcoming book release!