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In this podcast, I ask other artists my favorite question—What do you do for money? I’m curious to know how creative people make things work for them. What is their lifestyle outside of the 9 to 5 working hour frame? How does their “day job” affect their identity as artists, and vice versa? Let’s demystify the concept of working artists by talking about those normal/boring/exciting/absurd/under-the-table/bad-ass day jobs!

Working Artist Yixuan Pan

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In this podcast, I ask other artists my favorite question—What do you do for money? I’m curious to know how creative people make things work for them. What is their lifestyle outside of the 9 to 5 working hour frame? How does their “day job” affect their identity as artists, and vice versa? Let’s demystify the concept of working artists by talking about those normal/boring/exciting/absurd/under-the-table/bad-ass day jobs!

    Amplifying the Unfair End of Capitalism with Tabitha Arnold

    Amplifying the Unfair End of Capitalism with Tabitha Arnold

    After quitting her barista job, Tabitha Arnold (https://www.tabithaarnold.com/) became a full-time artist. Her artwork directly responds to her own experience as a member of the working class and the history of labor movements. “I started to make (my art) focused on labor because I was so angry…Art is one way that I can amplify my voice, and I want to amplify the perspective of someone who is working, someone who is on the unfair end of capitalism, where we don’t have a lot of rights and free...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Being Sustainable with Frances Cordelia Beaver

    Being Sustainable with Frances Cordelia Beaver

    Frances Cordelia Beaver (https://www.francescordeliabeaver.com/) experiments with storytelling through drawings, film, animation, songwriting, and theater. Recently, she published a graphic novel: On a Cute One. She has had jobs in many industries, such as the trades, service, retail, higher education, art, and performance. “Being in service is kinda fun. I like being looked at, I like talking to strangers, I go in and I get hyper-caffeinated and I just sail for the day … I go home, and...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Needing Healthy Interdependence with Scott Kip

    Needing Healthy Interdependence with Scott Kip

    Scott Kip(http://www.scottkip.com/index.html) is an installation artist, restoration woodworker for the Wanamaker Organ, and freelance fabricator. He also makes clock movement. “I listened to the episode, Going off the Script with Teresa Cervantes, and her idea of the free school was really inspiring to me. I want to say to Teresa: ‘I will teach at your free school…in fact, I’ve got a big room, and I can even host it.’ What I actually want or what I think everyone needs is a healthy interdepe...

    • 50 min
    Dreaming of Other Things with Daniel Zentmeyer

    Dreaming of Other Things with Daniel Zentmeyer

    Daniel Zentmeyer(http://www.danielzentmeyer.com/) describes himself as a worker bee with many hats: as an artist, educator, and construction worker. Fun fact: we used to clean an art museum together! He aims to make useful art, which includes utilitarian clay objects, framed drawings (where the frame is as important as the the drawing), and writings on the function of art. “I feel like the basic principle of our economic mode is that people are lazy, and I just fundamentally reject that....

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Healing and Gifting with Suso Phizer

    Healing and Gifting with Suso Phizer

    Suso Phizer (https://www.susopomorphizer.org/) is interested in human relationships both as a performance-based artist and a mental health therapist.“Since becoming a therapist, I have really felt so healed by the experience of studying something, getting better at it, then doing it, and having it be received as a gift by people, in a way that’s very clear… That is also why I make art! I wanted to do it as a gift all along…but it was too scary and dangerous and (I was) sort of ashamed to own ...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Going off the Script with Teresa Cervantes

    Going off the Script with Teresa Cervantes

    Teresa Cervantes (https://www.teresacervantes.com/) is currently an interdisciplinary artist and art educator; formerly, a housekeeper, and barista; and initially wanted to be an astronaut or fashion designer as a kid. “ I don’t regret anything (about choosing to be an artist). I think as a young person, one of the things I didn’t like about the other career paths…is they all felt like they had clear tracks to follow, like a script to follow. I’ve always been intrigued about going off t...

    • 1 hr 16 min

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Much needed content

This podcast is so so soothing to me. I didn’t know how badly I needed to hear artists be honest about how they make money, and how strenuous it can be. More more!

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