Making ends meet as an artist in the 21st century


Guests: Kristin Thomson, Amy Smith

What does it take to make your living as an artist in the 21st century? While it’s never been an easy feat, a lot has changed in the past ten years to complicate life as a creative individual, from the increasing the relevance of the internet to the global economic recession. Today, we discuss the ways in which the creative class makes ends meet in an ever-evolving media and economic landscape. We’re joined by KRISTIN THOMSON, a long-time musician who works with the Future of Music Coalition, a non-profit that advocates for musicians, as co-director of the coalition’s Artist’s Revenue Streams research project. We’re also joined by AMY SMITH, founder of the Philadelphia-based Headlong Performance Institute, who conducts workshops about financial literacy for artists through Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.

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