Artistry in Action 2015- Homework for Class #6 4/15/15

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.

Continue working on your Life Goals Assignment.  You should have your outline and the last 20-30 years of your life charted by now to stay on track to finish on time.  The entire project is due Friday, May 15th

The Write your own obituary exercise is due by email, Friday, April 24, You’ll also need to bring a draft to class on Monday, April 27


WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

NO NEW ASSIGNMENTS WERE GIVEN IN YESTERDAY’S CLASS. HERE ARE THE ASSIGNMENTS WITH DUE DATES COMING UP.

-Evaluating Your Skills– WAS DUE 4/15, but the PDF wasn’t easily available.  Here it is. – Start the list and keep it to do further work on.

Read  the PDF of the handout from Savvy Musician about the entrepreneurial mindset

Evaluating Your Skills

Start a  list of your skills based on the following 4 areas:  (DUE DATE CHANGED TO 4/15)

  • What are your Primary Artistic Skills?

  • What are your Secondary Artistic skills?

  • What are  your Non-artistic skills- artistic, physical, cognitive, specialized and business-oriented?

  • What Unique skills do you have?

-Survey the Field Exercise – Submit assignment by email by Friday, April 17th

Assignment: Look up 6-8 individuals who do what you aspire to do.  Start a list that includes their names, brief description of their work and the professional affiliations.  Be as specific as you can to your particular goals- for ex: not just any 6 jazz piano players, but piano players who play jazz & other styles, who also receive grants for composition, who live in New York Area.

 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

-Research your Field on the BLS Website – 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.

-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

“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

“Economies of Life” Chapter 4  10 pgs   30 min read    Due Wednesday, April 22

 

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