The notion of a starving artists is being redefined in New London through an educational series sponsored by Hygienic Art, reports The Day. The Artists Academy helps artists learn more about the business side of their craft such as networking and creating a plan for multiple income streams, of which art is one.
Artists who are attending the educational series say being involved in community events helps publicize an artists’s work, while business people can be reminded how important it is to have a creative pool of talent in the City.
The program is funded by a one-time $35,000 Champions in Action grant from Citizens Bank that was the only one its kind awarded in New England. It involves 25 working artists from southeastern Connecticut and has a waiting list of approximately 30 more.