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Artists often find themselves working full time jobs that nothing has to do with being an artist. And not because they want to, but because they need to. These people are often told that “art doesn’t pay rent”. But what if it actually could? 

If you’re an artist and you’re interested into turning what you love to do into profit you might want to investigate what creative entrepreneurship is and become a Creative Entrepreneur. 

And what is creative entrepreneurship? Creative entrepreneurship is the practice of launching a business in a creative industry. So basically, a Creative Entrepreneur is someone who uses their creative talents, whatever they might be, into money. 

The creative industry covers a lot of different areas. Such as Art and Photography, Artisan Crafts, Blogging, Coaching, Digital Products, Graphic Design, Information Products, Podcast, Teaching, Video/Vlog/YouTube, Writing/Authorship. 

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Creative Entrepreneurs down into four categories: Artists, Makers, Movers and Shakers.

Artists are designers, photographers, writers, illustrators, calligraphers etc. that have services they sell in order to make money doing what they love.

Makers are florists, jewelry makers, hatters, painters, clothing designers, chefs etc. that make a physical product with their creative talents to sell to consumers.

Movers are yogis, dancers, musicians, personal trainers, creative store owners etc. that use their creative talents and training to make a living with their skills.

Shakers are health and life coaches, therapists, nutritionist, bloggers, activists, creative consultants etc. that use their leadership skills to coach others or share their message while also making a profit.

If you have any interested in becoming a Creative Entrepreneur, consider have a look into Creative Talent Factory, an Erasmus+ project that offers free educational material to all artists that wish to launch their own business and thrive in the world of art entrepreneurship. Peek at their website: https://talentcreation.eu/ 

Carolina São Marcos
STORYTELLME Junior Technician

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