Business Model Canvas for ARTISTS

Business Model Canvas for ARTISTS

  Six amazing artists came together for two evenings in September, creating a “Business Model Canvas” to think about how their creative work could produce income.  ArtSpark discovered the “Business Model Canvas” during the Start Up Weekend in Albuquerque last year.  After working intensely with a start-up team using the model all weekend, I quickly realized that it was the PERFECT approach for artists, artisans, designers and other creatives.  Yes, it needed to be modified so that it made sense to artists who often don’t relate to business terms like “customer segments” and “value proposition.”  Yet, the short and sweet

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Life in the Day of an Artist, OR when do I have time to make ART?

Life in the Day of an Artist, OR when do I have time to make ART?

This post is inspired by James Judd, writer/comedian/NPR storyteller, who wrote an article for Pyragraph in early spring entitled “My Day as a Working Artist.”  It’s a funny piece, but also poignant because at the end of a very long day, Judd writes:  “Was it artistically fulfilling? No. It didn’t include any work on my script or, heaven forbid, rehearsal.  Nothing in it made me feel like I’m becoming a better artist.” For many artists, days like this are typical:  massive numbers of hours working on the business of getting their creative work out there (Judd’s day began at 8:30am

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ArtSpark Turned Four!

ArtSpark Turned Four!

You’ve been a Spark for Good! Thank you for helping us ignite something amazing. Very happily, we announce that ArtSpark’s Fourth Birthday Bash was a success! Thanks to the many contributors and participants, our event, where we gathered to celebrate YOU, went off without a hitch. We hope that you’ll find the spirit of the event captured in the slideshow above. Photographer Guadalupe Chavez graciously engaged the crowd and beautifully captured the essence of the night. We were also lucky enough to receive a visit from Antonio Ramon from Albuquerque the Magazine, who has also contributed some photos you’ll see

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ArtsLP's Success in Silver City!

ArtSpark’s Arts Listening Project travelled to Silver City on November 15, 2013 and we are happy to say we had a great a turnout and a very lively  event.  The ArtsLP seeks to discover how to best support artists, artisans, designers, and other creatives in different communities by facilitating dialogues across a wide spectrum on diverse community stakeholders.  In Silver City, a total of 15 people participated, and all 14 stakeholder categories were represented (with one additional community member/advocate). To the left is the ArtsLP model that depicts these stakeholder categories. A lot of different perspectives and viewpoints were shared throughout the

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