Artists & Business People
For those who don’t know, I was lucky enough to get an associate from a previous venture involved in my dreams of taking Deeper History to the next level. My partner has vastly exceeded my expectations in terms of commitment and results.
There are, of course, road bumps. One of the biggest challenges for me has been loosing total control over the direction of my art. For anyone who attempts to transform their art into a business, this can be a difficult thing to do. There is always the temptation to under value, or not value at all, the contributions of your non-artist partners.
I think for any artist who begins to work partners who are strictly business, there are always whispers of “They can’t do what I do, so how can they tell me what to do?” As artists, we must quiet those whispers by realizing that in many ways, we can not, or are unwilling, do what our business partner’s do.