On becoming your own patron

On hustle culture, the passion to profit myth and what it means to truly support your art

Image of an artist painting on the floor of her studio. Text reads Become your own patron

On this episode of the Art with Soul podcast, we talk about hustle culture, examine the current cultural narrative around the passion to profit myth, and discuss what it means to become your own patron.

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“Becoming your own patron is an elegant pivot from the hustle culture. The ‘Rise and Grind’ brigade will have you believe that your worth is tied to your success. Becoming your own patron turns that around on its head — your worth is not dependent on your success. No matter how much you hustle, success isn’t guaranteed — that’s just a simple fact of life. But if you become your own patron, you will get the satisfaction that comes from giving your creativity free reign — that is a guarantee!”

Tune in as we talk about:

  • The passion to profit myth
  • The truth about business that not too many people talk about
  • The history and lineage of patronage for artist

And much more!

Additional resources

Episode 20, which I referenced in this episode: Why do you make art?

Some more thoughts on following your creative calling while holding on to your day job

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