Brian Witkowski is the Founder of The Lucrative Artist, a business which helps artists realize ways in which they can earn "authentic income." I was excited to have Brian on the show because artists are rarely taught how to harness the business side of their artistic endeavors. In this episode, we discuss overcoming the "starving artist" stereotype, why money should be important to artists, and how to create a sustainable career.
Brian Witkowski is a professional classical singer, actor, voice teacher, and educator turned business and personal development coach for artists and artistic-minded entrepreneurs. With a passion for helping others realize ways to earn "authentic income" doing what work they are most meant to do, he became the founder and CEO of The Lucrative Artist, where he offers boutique business coaching services designed accomplish just that and more. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts with emphasis in Vocal Performance and minor in Theatre at the University of Arizona; his studies and career have taken him as far west as Hawaii and as far east as China with repertoire ranging from Gregorian Chant in cathedrals to musical theatre roles like Lancelot in Spamalot. He has taught at Rockford University, facilitated professional development seminars to teachers and artists through Arts Integration Solutions, Self-Employment in the Arts and other organizations, and is regularly sought out as a speaker, and offers artists masterclasses and seminars in authenticity, financial empowerment, and leadership. He believes that "We don't need to compete, we just need to create!"
Learn more at www.thelucrativeartist.com and visit Brian on social media:
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