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John Paul: I’m John Paul Fischbach. I’m the CEO and Chief Alchemist here at the Auspicious Arts Incubator.
Craig: And I’m Craig Lambie, the IT Guru and Finance Coach. We created the Incubator so that artists and arts organizations can get the marketing and business skills that they need.
John Paul: It's real, practical stuff delivered the way we like it. Over this past year we have travelled all around the country working with over 600 artists helping them to believe in themselves and their success.
Craig: This past year we helped 43 artists completely transform their lives and their art careers. We are so proud of them. Here’s a few things that they had to say about working with us.
• What I can see my business turning into is going to be pay dividends.
• Made me feel more powerful.
• They are practical tools that everything is achievable.
• No one has ever told me this stuff before and he said oh, didn’t they teach you that in art school? How did they expect you to make money? And I said, well they didn’t.
• Now I’m so much better equipped to run an arts business.
• I just didn’t know what the next step was and this really gave me a great process to follow.
• It’s going to revolutionize the way that we operate. The culture of our company is already changing.
• This course is all about sustainable business.
• I can actually think seriously about having a career in the arts.
• I also had my first holiday because not only have I got this year secure but we've got the next three years sorted.
• They wanted people to thrive and it was really obvious.
• For anybody who hasn’t done it yet, do it.
John Paul: We've also helped arts workers and administrators learn how to market and develop their programs and their facilities. As a successful practicing artist myself it's great to be able to share the secrets of marketing and business success that will build the capacity of the arts.
Craig: We really love that the artist we've been working with are now highly valued by society like solicitors and accountants and the people that make widgets. It’s really great.
The Auspicious Arts Incubator offers a specifically designed, flexible suite of programs that enables each artist to gain practical skills and knowledge to help you form and grow a sustainable small business which will thrive in the competitive market of the arts.
We created the Incubator so that artists and arts organizations can get the marketing and business skills that you need. It's real, practical stuff delivered the way us artists like it.
As successful practicing artists ourselves we’re happy to share the secrets of marketing and business success that will build the capacity of the arts for individuals and as a community.
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"I wish my work would just sell itself"
Sorry buddy, that 'aint gonna happen.
No matter how you look at it, if you want to make a living from your art, you're in business. A creative business, sure - but business nonetheless.
We've got courses that will help you get your business stuff together, and learn how to build a sustainable career from your creative practice.
Are you already rocking your art business but need a little bit of guidance and mentoring to keep you moving forward?
We've got industry mentors and belief & confidence coaches that are ready to help you be consistent and stay the course.
Hot Tip # 96 - Stop Floundering
The magic key to working smarter is planning, especially when it comes to reaching the goal. You need to plan the work and then work the plan. The first hour of your week is the time to zoom up, see the big picture and create the plan to achieve it.
Hot Tip # 97 - 2 step anxiety management
It’s normal for artists to experience more anxiety than most so we need to manage it. It’s possible to recognise anxiety and wrestle back control so that we can continue forward. But like any great skill it takes practice and time.
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WORKING TO HELP ARTISTS MAKE MONEY FROM THEIR ART
The Incubator's CEO & Chief Alchemist, JP is an artist who learned the secrets to maintaining a creative practice that is a strategic and successful business.
The resident IT Guru, Craig is the principal IT and Social Media Marketing coach here at the Incubator. Specialising in IT automation and Finance, Craig is our go-to-guy for how to get the left-brain side of things flowing.
The Incubator comprises of a team of people who each excel in their field. Mentors and instructors who will work with you on Belief, Confidence, Business Planning, IT advice and more.
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