The struggle of an artist is being able to carve out the space in a schedule and a life to create the music, the poetry, to paint the painting, to imagine the story and make the movie. Creative Capital gave a workshop in 2012 to which Steve was chosen to attend and learn how to thrive, not just survive, as an artist. Here is the 3 minute introductory video he created.
He has worked a wide variety of jobs to support his ongoing creation. And he continues in that path today, which makes for a daily struggle to have the creative time necessary to pursue his musical calling.
14th century patronage of the arts was a way for wealthy people and nobility to support the painting, music, sculpture that we can still appreciate today.
Crowdfunding has taken that idea and made it accessible for larger numbers of people with smaller donations to have a similar impact. Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo focus on providing support for a particular project.
Here is the difference that a platforms like Patreon, offers: People with regular incomes can provide that same support in very affordable ways for the ongoing creation of art. For only $1/month, $5/month, $30/month, the combined efforts of the patrons help to keep me focused on the creation of new music and the archiving of legacy work. Through the platform, the patron’s commitment and level of support is totally controlled by them and can be started and stopped at any time.
I want to invite you to explore my Patreon project and consider becoming a part of the art!
Perhaps this would be a good platform to support your OWN project.
Have you thought about starting a Patreon page? You definitely should!
Every month, I get a regular source of income from supporters who’ve pledged to me through Patreon. Having their ongoing support means I spend less time thinking about business, and more time creating.
Also, if you use this invite to sign up and launch your Patreon page, we’ll both earn bonuses as supporters pledge to you – let me know if you have any questions!