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Oct 30 2017

Amira Rahim on Getting Over the “Starving Artist” Myth and Closing the Gap Between Your Talent and Your Taste

 

 

Amira Rahim considers herself an accidental entrepreneur. As a visual artist, she didn’t think about selling her work at first, but shared it often on social media. All of that changed when she decided to “make the ask” for a sale, received enthusiastic response and began to sell her work.

 

 

Now, as a working artist, the Newark, New Jersey, native continues to evolve her business to include her artwork, licensing, commissioned pieces, workshops and more. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Amira talks about getting over the “starving artist” myth, learning to market yourself as a creative and holding your art sacred; but not precious.

 

 

 

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • You have to ask for the sale and create a way for people to pay you.
  • Be unafraid to tear apart your work and start again.
  • Why art is sacred; but it’s not precious.
  • Why it takes time to close the gap between your capabilities and your taste level.
  • Get over the idea that it has to be hard for it to be beautiful.
  • Why it’s not necessarily best to be FIRST.
  • How to create other offerings for your audience.
  • Her top marketing tools as an artist.
  • Forget  the “starving artist” myth.
  • Why you never really know what your legacy will be.

 

 

 

VISIT AMIRA RAHIM at amirarahim.com

Click here to find out more about Amira’s workshops and courses.

 

 

 

FOLLOW AMIRA RAHIM…

Instagram: @AmiraRahimArt

Facebook: @AmiraRahimArt

Amira’s Facebook Group for Artists: Passion Color Joy

 

 

 

REFERENCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Jeanne Bessette (artist)

Jackson Pollock

The Art of Getting By

CLEO (Council of Legal Opportunity) program

LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)

University of Pittsburgh

Ira Glass video on Storytelling

MySpace 

Friendster

Drake

Zoom

Vincent van Gogh

Pablo Picasso

Mahatma Gandhi

Oprah Winfrey

Dr. Maya Angelou

Denise Duffield-Thomas

Female economy

Tara Mohr

Louise Hay’s “Mirror Work”

 

 

 

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[Music: “Easy” by SPCZ, 2016]

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