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There are a lot of things to think about when you're navigating a performing arts path. These blog topics will help.

Valuing Your Work

This week's 5 Arts Thoughts is about valuing your work as an artist. So many artists are asked to work for free, for exposure. Money and the arts are a complicated conversation, but an important conversation to have. This video discusses how to place a number on your work, how to work with others to set a value, and what to think about when you're producing work.

Again, this is a complicated conversation, but one worth having.

BTW, this conversation ties into arts advocacy efforts, and how the arts and arts work is valued, or undervalued, in our culture. 

Here's the video:

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The Role of Holiday Shows

In the performing arts holiday shows play a particular role in many organization's programming decisions. In this #5ArtsThoughts video I talk about 5 reasons folks do holiday shows.

Check out my In Defense of A Christmas Carol video as well!

 

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First Thoughts on Raising Money

Money is a huge topic in the arts, and the subject of one of Your Ladders classes.  Remembering that you need to make more money than you spend, here are some thoughts on raising money.

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Budget Expenses in the Performing Arts

This #5ArtsThoughts video is an overview of budget expenses in the performing arts. The topic is covered in greater depth in the Money Class, but if you're new to budgeting, this is a great place to start.

 

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