You've made it!
I know you take your creative practice seriously - that's why you're here.
You might be a visual artist or a filmmaker like me, maybe you're a musician or writer, this course lays out your Map to Creative Success.
Don't Give Up
If you’re anything like me you’ve invested an enormous amount of time, money, and passion into your art. And it hasn’t paid off. You’re getting disheartened because you’re not making sales. Your friends and family don’t understand what you do. You’re feeling pressure from every side to give up and get a real job.
STOP! Before you cave in to the pressure take this course to reset your arts practice.
Whether you work in your creative business full-time or part-time or not much at all, if you want to learn what levers you can pull to discover a fulfilling arts practice, this is the course for you.
Your Map to Creative Success is just one click away.
I’ve been working in the creative industries for over twenty years. I started out as an actor in a small independent theatre company. For eight years I trod the boards, built sets, wrote plays… everything. Since then I’ve been writing, acting and filmmaking. A career in the arts is never predictable. I studied screenwriting but I’ve moved more into documentary filmmaking now. I was getting stretched very thin trying to write and produce and not really making a living from either. I’m married with four kids and it’s important to me to contribute my share to the household finances. I realised that something had to give. I thought I either needed to give up my art or earn more money from it. By talking to dozens of other creative people who are also trying to make it work I came to learn that there are many, many different ways of putting together an arts practice. I took a step back from my filmmaking to develop a creative business strategy. I got a part-time job, focused on the aspects of film that I really love and now I have found renewed energy and fulfilment in my practice. I also have the income that I need and for the first time in my life have cash to spare. What’s your story? Can you relate?
You're doing something a little bit different. You are giving a piece of your soul to the world.
Art isn't a business. Art is about that spark of creativity that can't be ignored. However, you can build a successful creative practice by laying out a creative business strategy.
What Do You Get?
For the last three years I've been interviewing creative people, filmmakers, visual artists, writers, and musicians, about how they put their creative practice together. I’ve spoken to Lovers Electric, Alex Ferrari, Derek Frey, Helen Harper, Joel McKerrow, Peter Drew, Amy Beeson, Victorine Leske, Kirsty Stark, and Ariana Bernstein, amongst others. The interviews have been published in Follow Magazine, on my blog, and in books. Now I've distilled all that good oil into a course just for you and your creative practice.
Through instructional videos and PDF and Word worksheets, Mapping Creative Success: Business Strategy for Creatives gives you:
- a core understanding of what is important to your arts practice
- a ‘story’ that you can take to the world
- stronger networks
- more sales.
The time you spend on this course releases more time to invest into your creative practice. By the end of the course you will be motivated and excited to get back into your art. You will feel confident that you have an audience for your work and you will know how to find and grow that audience.
What are you waiting for? Enrol now.
p.s. If you have any questions, I'm just an email away! [email protected]
"What are three important concepts I learnt? - Motivation, meaning, vision statement!"
- Bab, visual artist.
"Conversational and informative."
- Julia, multimedia artist.
Nathan is a writer and director who “displays a mastery of visual story-telling”. He has a Graduate Diploma in Screenwriting and a Cert IV in Small Business Management. He has written a swag of films that have been produced for television and festivals, some of which have won awards. As well as filmmaking, Nathan publishes a digital magazine, reviews indie films, and interviews artists about marketing. He also works at a centre for people experiencing homelessness and runs a shared creative studio in the leafy heart of Adelaide. Nathan is married and has four kids that are fast catching him in both height and number of filmmaking awards.
StartSession 1: What If There Was A Career Path For Artists? (9:25)
StartSession 2: Mapping Your Creative Business Strategy (6:48)
StartSession 3: Creating Is Your Superpower (11:34)
StartSession 4: This Is Where Your Creative Practice Is Going (8:02)
StartSession 5: And This Is How You're Getting There (6:15)