Making a Living in the Creative Professions

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Many people are gifted in the areas of art, music, dance, writing, and acting. However, when it comes time to choose a profession, many choose to pursue something other than their creative gift. “You can’t make money as a writer (dancer, artist, musician, etc),” they are told. Or the pressure to get a “real” job comes from concerned parents who don’t want their kids living in ratty apartments (or at home) forever. There’s a widespread perception that it’s impossible to make a living in the creative professions, so many people opt for more “sensible” occupations and forget about their creative passion, or put it so far on the back b

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