Artistry in Action 2015- Homework for Class #5 4/13/15

PLEASE REFER TO THE MASTER HOMEWORK PAGE FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNED IN PREVIOUS CLASSES.  LOOK BELOW FOR BOTH WEEKLY AND LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN THIS CLASS AS WELL AS ONGOING TEXT READINGS


LONG-TERM ASSIGNMENTS

None assigned today

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment #1:  Cash-Flow Assignment  Due Monday, April 20

PART 1. We talked about your cash flow being separate from your art, but possibly using overlapping skills.  Go to the O-NET Online Cluster listing for Arts, Audio-visiual & Communications that can be found on the Data Resources page on the home page and research a field on the list that might be an interesting one from which to earn your cashflow.  The area can be a field related to your art form, or one that is different but draws on skills or interests you have, so long as it is on the list.

PART 2. Figure out your cashflow.  Use the following online calculator to come up with your current monthly cash flow.  Do a second iteration that reflects your estimate for immediately after you graduate.  Print out a copy and be prepared to discuss in class- Due Monday, April 27

http://www.investmentyogi.com/planning/how-do-i-calculate-my-personal-cash-flow.aspx

Assignment #2:  Research the Field Due Monday, April 20th

PART 1. Look on the BLS link and  locate the best cities for the art that you want to do.  Look not just at your field, but look for cities that have related communities in common & networks that might be useful, as well as other characteristics that are of value to you.

PART 2. Research to see what  jobs in your artistic field pay in your area,  Look on BLS site to see what the going rate is for 3 jobs in your industry.

Assignment #3  -How to set a price for gigs & projects  Due Monday, April 20th

Explore the following 3 aspects of setting a price for your work

How much do you pay yourself?

What is your overhead? (business expenses other than your materials)

What is the current market rate for the product or service (s) that you will sell?

 


ONGOING TEXT READINGS

“Economies of Life” Chapter 3   21 pgs  1 hour read     Due Wednesday, April 15

“Making Your Life as an Artist” (PDF of the Class Readings pg)  Due Monday April 20

The War of Art Book 2 Pg 58-101   Due Monday April 20

 

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