You already know what it takes to be an artist. The training. The path of the apprentice. The skill building. But the skills that aren't always taught--the skills that move you along the path--how do you develop them?
Often folks in the performing arts and writers are encouraged to build their craft. And that's important. But there comes a time, when looking to move forward, that the path feels stalled, or stuck. "Now what?" or "how do I move past this?" create a stumbling block.
Too often lack of movement feels makes creative folks like you feel like you're doing something wrong, but that's not always the case. Your artistic path needs a boost.
Too often artists don't understand the business side of the art. No one explains how learning a skill (networking, budgeting, self-promotion, marketing, etc.) can empower you on your artistic path. No matter where that path is going to take you.
How you present yourself, how you talk about (pitch) your work, what your values are as an artist.
All of these things are in your control.
You need to understand how to make active choices that align with your artistic values while forwarding your career.
The path isn't always easy, but it is rewarding. You are on the path of a lifelong apprentice. While that may be daunting, understanding that path, really understanding it, empower you to move forward.
But back to the roller coaster ride: setting goals, having dreams, and active decision making moves you toward that success. Inertia keeps you where you are.
Learning and employing these skills and beliefs, and the mindset shift that accompanies them, will empower you as an artist, no matter what your path.
"Few people better prepared me for actually getting a job in the field, teaching me tangible, valuable information that made me a better (and more competitive!) administrator and artist. I still make most of my major career decisions using wisdom Julie taught me. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her!"
"Not only does Julie have an incredible amount of arts management knowledge, she's a thoughtful and effective educator. What I learned from her prepared me for the professional world in a way that no other class has. I can't recommend her classes enough - whether you're more business-minded or more whimsical, Julie's classes will help you on your path."
KAITY R, ACTOR AND DIRECTOR
Your Ladders started with classes that I created to teach artists the business skills they need.
But over time, I understood that to really empower artists, I needed to provide you with an affordable way to access to those classes while providing ongoing learning opportunities.
I also wanted to create a place for community.
I created a Your Ladders Subscription.
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