It is possible to earn a living from your art. However, coming to this level where you will live off your passion is not easy. It is a journey that you have to persevere until you break through. Here are some ways that will enable you to make a living as an artist:
Networking with other artists and buyers
To earn a living out of art you have to get off from your comfort zone. You will never sell your art by sitting all day in the studio or at home. Go out and meet other artists and writers. When a writer highlights your work, more people will know about you and this will increase your sales.
Live on a budget
As an artist, it is tempting to use all your earnings having fun and trying to be like others. However, this should not be the case as you do not earn the same amount. Make a budget and stick to it, and spend your money wisely.
If you feel that art is not giving enough, look for an alternative job to substitute your income. As your music grows, you will be able to leave your other job and concentrate on art.
Before you graduate from an art school, think of how you want your life to be and act on it. When going for internship, look for the one that will benefit your art. For instance, you can work as an intern where you sell other people’s arts.
With such an arrangement, you will learn how the art industry goes and act on it when the time comes.
Set up a gallery
Though setting up a gallery is not a guarantee of earning from it, this is a great start. It will be your little space where you will showcase your talent. As more people come to know that you exist, it will grow your fan base and this will lead to more earnings.
As an artist, you need to be patient especially if you are just starting off. It may take some time before you can get a decent earning but with a little patience, it will eventually pay off.