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Making art, solving for finance

To be an artist has always required that you find a way to solve for the financial equation of the cost of producing your art.

In the old days it was a sponsorship system. In medieval times, which was one of the greatest explosions of art culture on the planet, it was all about finding a rich patron to support you.

That dynamic has always been present in the creation of art and the stories that are so important to the advancement of culture.

LeVar Burton – in The Case for Bootstrapping – Masters of Scale

Reid Hoffman follows this up with this question: After you find your calling, how do you fund your calling?

This is a key part of the wrapper.

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