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Starving Artist is a podcast about art, money, and how to combine those things. If you’re a creative who’s ever wondered “how the hell do I make this work?!” then this podcast is for you. The show is basically an excuse for host and honesty enthusiast Honor Eastly to ask successful artists really nosy questions about their financial situation, and record the conversation.

This is a no-holds-barred exploration of the reality behind the Starving Artist myth, and season one features 12 interviews with some of Australia's most incisive young artists including Frances Cannon, Becky Sui Zhen, Abbey Rich, Wendy Syfret (i-D / VICE) and Steve Roggenbuck. The podcast takes us behind the curtain and into the machine room of contemporary artists, taking on everything from how to make a living from Instagram, how to negotiate a raise in the arts, to how to get out of your private freelancer tax shame.

Starving Artist - art, money, freelancing, and how to live creatively Honor Eastly

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Starving Artist is a podcast about art, money, and how to combine those things. If you’re a creative who’s ever wondered “how the hell do I make this work?!” then this podcast is for you. The show is basically an excuse for host and honesty enthusiast Honor Eastly to ask successful artists really nosy questions about their financial situation, and record the conversation.

This is a no-holds-barred exploration of the reality behind the Starving Artist myth, and season one features 12 interviews with some of Australia's most incisive young artists including Frances Cannon, Becky Sui Zhen, Abbey Rich, Wendy Syfret (i-D / VICE) and Steve Roggenbuck. The podcast takes us behind the curtain and into the machine room of contemporary artists, taking on everything from how to make a living from Instagram, how to negotiate a raise in the arts, to how to get out of your private freelancer tax shame.

    Ep13: What did we learn?? Negotiation, faking it, and The Ultimate Truth

    Ep13: What did we learn?? Negotiation, faking it, and The Ultimate Truth

    At the end of 18-months of increased blood, sweat, and tears, Honor Eastly recaps the three big things she's learned from creating Starving Artist.

    You can help shape the future of Starving Artist by filling out the listener survey. Click here to help us out.

    To discuss this episode, head over to the Starving Artist Facebook Page (or Instagram or Twitter, or your local dog park) (bork bork)

    To support this show on Patreon go to www.patreon.com/honoreastly

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    • 27 min
    Ep12: Travelling the World as a YouTube Poet with Steve Roggenbuck

    Ep12: Travelling the World as a YouTube Poet with Steve Roggenbuck

    Steve Roggenbuck is an American video poet who’s most famous for his youtube videos, which really have to be seen to be believed. They’re feature mostly self-recorded footage of Steve walking through the snow, the desert, a park, his house, a party, and talking / yelling directly to camera. I remember finding his videos in the dead of night, while I was tooling around on my computer, procrastinating from work, and just feeling like I’d been dropped into a confusing, amazing, uplifting, and very weird part of the internet.

    In this interview we talk about learning to be frugal, Steve’s unshakeable belief in himself, and why you should learn from tech bros about content marketing.

    Check out the show notes for all the linky goodness for this episode at starvingartistpodcast.com/listen

    To discuss this episode, head over to the Starving Artist Facebook Page (or Instagram or Twitter, or your local dog park) (bork bork)

    To support this show on Patreon go to www.patreon.com/honoreastly

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    BONUS: quitting my job, imposter syndrome, and having the same amount of hours as Beyonce

    BONUS: quitting my job, imposter syndrome, and having the same amount of hours as Beyonce

    This week we've got a rebroadcast of an episode from the other podcast I make, Being Honest With My Ex, about quitting my job, imposter syndrome, and how you definitely don’t have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyonce.

    Being Honest With My Ex is basically a weekly personal journal that I’ve been keeping with my ex-fiance for the past two years, and has ended up documenting each of our journeys of trying to make the art + money equation work for ourselves. If Starving Artist is the documentary series on making a living creatively, then Being Honest With My Ex is basically the live stream version. It’s the very up close, very intimate, the ugly-crying account of trying to make it work.

    Buy tickets to the upcoming Being Honest With My Ex LIVE shows here. You can find the podcast at beinghonestwithmyex.com, and if you're looking for somewhere to start, check out the new listener guide. 

    Check out the show notes for all the linky goodness for this episode at starvingartistpodcast.com/listen

    To discuss this episode, head over to the Starving Artist Facebook Page (or Instagram or Twitter, or your local dog park) (bork bork)

    To support this show on Patreon go to www.patreon.com/honoreastly

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Ep11: Taking Control Of Your Finances with Sarah Firth

    Ep11: Taking Control Of Your Finances with Sarah Firth

    This week we’ve got the second part of the interview I did with Sarah Firth, and this one is some straight up #realtalk about how money works. The first five minutes we talk about maneuvering in your creative career, the next five, Sarah gives me the low down on her best resources for getting in control of your money, and then the following 40 minutes is some down the line truths about financial literacy. Things like how to get interested in money, how to work out how much to charge for your work, how to make a budget, and why you should absolutely definitely look at your finances, even if it means breaking your own heart in the process.

    Check out the show notes for all the linky goodness for this episode at starvingartistpodcast.com/listen

    To discuss this episode, head over to the Starving Artist Facebook Page (or Instagram or Twitter, or your local dog park) (bork bork)

    To support this show on Patreon go to www.patreon.com/honoreastly

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min
    Ep10: Artistic Integrity Is More Important Than Money with Steaphan Paton

    Ep10: Artistic Integrity Is More Important Than Money with Steaphan Paton

    This week we’ve got an interview with contemporary artist Steaphan Paton about artistic integrity, resourcefulness, unpacking your money story, and living on $8,000 a year.

    To discuss this episode, head over to the Starving Artist Facebook Page (or Instagram or Twitter, or your local dog park) (bork bork)

    For the full show notes visit www.starvingartistpodcast.com/listen
    To support this show on Patreon go to www.patreon.com/honoreastly

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    BONUS: Making Starving Artist - success, social media, and crying on instagram

    BONUS: Making Starving Artist - success, social media, and crying on instagram

    This week on Starving Artist we've got a bonus episode for you! It’s not a traditional episode where I convince an artist I admire to tell me all their secrets, instead it’s a behind the scenes look at Starving Artist told through a conversation with a good friend of mine, Audrey, who interviewed me for the NAVA: in conversation podcast. 

    In this interview, we talk about where the idea for Starving Artist came from, my next project - The Big Feels Club, and why I regularly consider studying medicine instead of making art.

    The NAVA: in conversation podcast is a podcast about the issues and challenges of working in the arts (very on theme), you can find it on iTunes or at their website.

    To discuss this episode, head over to the Starving Artist Facebook Page (or Instagram or Twitter, or your local dog park) (bork bork)

    For the full show notes visit www.starvingartistpodcast.com/listen
    To support this show on Patreon go to www.patreon.com/honoreastly

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

SimonaWiig ,

Gives Me Hope

Thankful to Honor for this podcast. I have learned so much from every single one I’ve listened to. Her voice is very calming and reassuring and she has an infectious laugh! Her questions are insightful and her guests are really knowledgeable! It gives me so much hope that one day I will be able to make a living from my artwork.

I’m in art school right now doing my BFA in Ceramics/Sculpture and I’ve been working really hard on my Instagram and Etsy sales, but it can be rough trying to juggle school and sales. @darshanicreations is my handle if anyone wants to see what I do.

The Alexander Reynolds ,

Love this!

A lot of these episodes literally describe my life. I'm a 24 year old art school gradate that has worked various graphic design jobs with the hopes of being able to be a full time artist and illustrator. I have so many ideas, but never enough time to do them. The closest taste I had to being a working artist was being laid off and inbetween jobs. That allowed me to spend plenty of time in the studio until it was time to look for another job again. No surprise i'm always exhausted. This podcast is just what I need to realize that i'm not alone in all this and everything will be okay.

Eyefeels ,

Illustrator

An amazing podcast, stumbled across it the other day and listened to ALL episodes. Each guest is super insightful and honest and I have enjoyed the variety of topics - a truly amazing podcast!

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