Arts Entrepreneurship
I started this podcast because I wanted to pick the brains of people who I admire — artists who are out there doing remarkable things. And over the past nine episodes, I have learned so much from the stories and lessons that my guests have shared. Collectively, they’ve shifted the way I approach entrepreneurship, leadership, and my own artistic practice. And so on today’s episode, I reflect on the ten lessons I’ve learned from my first ten guests. Enjoy!

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • How to prioritize success.
  • How to find the sweet spot between your own passions and other people’s needs.
  • Why it’s important to look outside of your industry for inspiration.
  • Why it’s important to seek opportunities where others do not.
  • Why it’s important to find people to take the leap with you.
  • How to build partnerships with like-minded people.
  • How to reach out to your community for help.
  • Why you shouldn’t let perfect be the enemy of good.
  • How to embrace failure.
  • How to fake it till you become it.

Links and Resources

  • Episode 1, The Business of Music Therapy with Kat Fulton.
  • Episode 2, Immersive Theater with the Speakeasy Society.
  • Episode 3, The Figment Project with David Koren.
  • Episode 4, Saga Fest with Scott Shigeoka.
  • Episode 5, Music Teacher’s Helper with Brandon Pearce.
  • Episode 6, Intellectual Property and Contract Law with Danielle Fredericks.
  • Episode 7, Innovation Matters with Tim Cynova.
  • Episode 8, 5 Steps to Success with David Cutler.
  • Episode 9, Life & Work Hacks with Luke Haynes.

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Before You Go

As I mentioned in the show, I’d love to have your feedback on this episode. Were these ten lessons helpful to you? Please let me know in the comments section below.

And if you’re interested in supporting the future of this show, please consider contributing to our crowdfunding campaign (through April 17, 2015). Thanks!


Image: Philip Graulty / Arts Entrepreneurs

  • Madeline

    Great episode, Philip. Thanks for sharing these lessons so succinctly. I really enjoy your perspective and openness to share. Best,