Monday, February 26, 2007

Food for thought: Advice for thriving, not starving as an artist

I was 14 when I attended a performing arts camp whose youngest chaplain blessed our picnic lunch thusly:

Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter and jelly.
That tongue-in-cheek prayer came to mind this morning, when I was seeking resources to support my multimedia projects. Some such resources were posted at

For example, an article in the Creative Capital Artists' Toolbox provides food for thought for greedy artists and fundraisers who want to pursue their passions AND eat three squares daily. The piece, entitled, "Fundraising Advice for Individuals," is an artist interview with Creative Capital Assistant Director Alyson Pou.

The article was excerpted from Margaret Lazzari's: The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist( Second Ed. USA: Harcourt College Publishers, 2002). As the title suggests, the book provides practical advice for thriving, not starving as an artist.

If you have room for more after devouring that book, take a bite out of Caroll Michel's How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul.