Crafting Your Artistic Handbook

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Building a Sustainable Artistic Practice Though Ritual, Accountability, and Documentation

Crafting Your Artistic Handbook is a sustainable accountability practice built on ritual and documentation. This six-week class meets on Monday evenings from 7:00PM to 8:30PM.

Lessons include:

  • Writing a welcome letter that reminds you why you’re an artist

  • Crafting a code of conduct that puts you first and protects you from burnout

  • Establishing a set of non-negotiables that fortify you and your artistry

  • Finding an accountability practice that helps you reach your goals

  • Assembling a personal board of directors of people who encourage and inspire you

  • And so much more!

Let’s create something great together!

Payment plans for low income artists and discounts for full- and part-time university students available. Contact me for more details!

Enrollment is currently closed until Summer 2020. Interested in private accountability services? Contact me for more information.

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I love structure. I live by my (hand written!) calendar, I love a good check in, and, until recently, I had a series of accountability partners whose own artistry inspired me to work on my own. When I made the leap from full-time HR professional to freelance artist in 2015, I floundered. Where was my employee handbook? Where were my office hours? What were people going to think of me if my plays weren’t constantly produced?

The life of an individual artist is tumultuous on a good day. You don’t need me to tell you that. But rather than let that foundering drown me, I came up with a set of processes. I turned my teacher’s pet mentality into a full blown business practice. I was the CEO of my own artistry.

By 2018, I had a set of processes and zero documentation. I also had a number of goals I wanted to achieve — like writing music and assembling a personal board of directors — with no path to get there. On April 2, 2018 I sat down to write the first part of my own Artistic Handbook: a welcome letter reminding me why I write plays. The rest is history.

In the year since, I’ve written three plays, five original songs, and, most importantly, created a sustainable documentation practice that grows with me. And now I’m ready to share that practice with the world.


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