The rise of the artpreneur

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Madeleine Dore

As artists increasingly identify as small businesses, entrepreneurship training is becoming part of the armoury of creative arts graduates.

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The career of an artist is not dissimilar to that of an entrepreneur. Self-orientated, sometimes self-taught, boundary-less, and resourceful, like entrepreneurs, artists wanting to sustain themselves through their craft need to seek funding, pitch and market their work, and create a living where a career path is yet to be carved.

About the author

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator