MAKING Your Life as an Artist
A guide to building a balanced, sustainable artistic life.
Don't starve. Make art.
Thank you for being an artist. Thank you for making your work.
Thank you for choosing a life which can be hard, and hard to explain.
Why is it so hard? Why are so many talented artists exhausted and broke? Making Your Life as an Artist looks at the challenges artists face:
Why artists are poor and why we shouldn’t be.
The crucial role artists play in culture, and why it’s often under-valued.
Tools and principles artists have used to thrive.
Why artists already have the skills needed to make balanced, sustainable lives.
Grounded in my 20-year career as a choreographer, I look at why artists’ lives are so punishing, and what we can do to change. Artists U is my grassroots, artist-run platform for building balanced, sustainable artist lives. Like all Artists U programming, the ebooks of Making Your Life as an Artist and the Making Workbook are free.