Welcome to our first episode!
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0:01 – Meet Cory, Melissa, and Minnie!
0:39 – What’s the idea behind the title, “Creative Insurgents?”
4:58 – Summary of the goal of this podcast.
5:34 – Main Segment: What it means to live the life of a creative.
7:46 – How does doodling and painting and stuff help save the world?
11:10 – What Plato (not Play Dough!) has to do with artists and saving the world.
12:45 – How sculptor, Steven Goldsmith, was invited to become the City Planner for Salt Lake City.
14:25 – Breaking down the silos of creativity to affect the world in profound ways
15:53 – Choice: the similarities between successful artists and successful entrepreneurs.
17:30 – There’s no safety net! “Gallery owners make terrible princes.”
19:01 – No safety net? Marketing? Business? Yikes! That’s scary! How to shift the paradigm.
22:03 – Artists we’ll be interviewing in future episodes, who have turned their art into fantastic businesses.
24:15 – Melissa’s story of going from feeling disempowered and enslaved by her art business, to now feeling empowered and liberated.
29:50 – Art as a business: is it cool? Or not cool? How do you find the formula that works for you?
31:00 – Melissa’s “Golden Formula”