We often like to bemoan how the odds are stacked against artists. How we face overwhelming competition for every job. This is true. But maybe it isn’t as bad as we think. Why? Because many people who SAY they’re in the game actually fail to SHOW UP. Or COMMIT FULLY to the game. Which […]
Wise Words From Ernest Holmes
How to Fight Overwhelm in Your Creative Business
To be in the game, you first have to show up for the game (why the odds against artists aren’t as bad as you think)
Guest Post: Is Your Creative Work Making You Feel Good?
We’re happy to welcome back A. L. Michael for another guest post today. Andi is currently writing her next novel (due to be published soon) and is also teaching workshops on Writing for Wellbeing. If you’re in London she has a workshop coming up on Saturday 26 April. Check out all the details here —————————— […]
Can You Turn On A Sixpence? Why Creative Entrepreneurs Need to Learn to Be Adaptable
Sometimes, despite all your best preparations, you get thrown a curveball. It’s whether you swing the bat anyway that separates the amateurs from the pros. I’ve been talking about some of the ways to taking your creative business to a more professional level on my monthly newsletter (if you’re not on my list then sign […]
Examining sustainability and longevity in the actors’ career: professional expectations and labour market conditions (my PhD proposal)
Hello, here’s the most academic looking of my new head shots, which seem like the perfect companion to my PhD proposal. I thought some of you might be interested to know about what I am planning to spend the next 6-8 years of my life studying (am I crazy?!). It’s probably likely to change and […]
What Exactly Do You Need To Thrive?
I met with a friend yesterday and he suggested that I needed a diagnostic tool – a way to know what my readers needed so I could point them to existing entries (there are over 150 posts already here at The Thriving Creative) but also so I can continue to target your needs. But I […]
The Artistic Paradox – Finding Space to Hold Both Faith and Pragmatism
Since my last post where we talked about Karl Marx and getting closer to the means of production, I have been looking for examples of this around me. This morning, while catching up on recorded TV, the above credits flashed up on my screen. I was watching a recent episode of Season Four of Suits and […]
What the heck IS a creative entrepreneur, after all?
I was writing a funding application the other day for my PHD and in my opening sentence I referred to creative entrepreneurs. Andrew challenged me: What exactly do you mean by that? How would you define that? I struggled. Which is funny because I have an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship, I write a blog about […]
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