Is it right to be the Artist in the Garret or do we have to be a little more commercial in our creative endeavours?
To suffer for ones art has long since been taken for granted as being the only way to succeed. Monetary gain for any kind of spiritual or creative endeavour can to some be outrageous and unforgivable. Those who demand high prices are frowned upon for being too money orientated as if they are sullying the profession by prostituting their own style and talents. Creating for financial gain is not considered to be the acceptable primary directive as we should all be purists in heart and mind manifesting our art for the satisfaction of being able to express ourselves through our chosen medium.
Entrepreneurs are intriguing creatures. Fascinating beings that seem to thrive on breaking the mould of conventionality and doing things different. What is it to be an entrepreneur? What is it about? Who really knows? There are certainly plenty of books out there for us to study and may be psychologists have attempted to assess the required ingredients that make a successful entrepreneur. Whatever our thoughts are – we have to remember that we don’t have to have a dream of becoming a billionaire to think entrepreneurially. However, it does help taking on the mantle for a while when we are in business and regardless of whether it is an arty business or not – the same rules apply.
What do I think being an entrepreneur is about? Read on to get an insight of what I believe and perhaps an understanding of the motivation behind this site.