For most creatives, having a day job is a fact of life…but does it have to be? While there are a million and one guides on how to build your social media following, there’s a lot less information on how to turn your followers into funders. The past few years…


“Innovate or die” is a common phrase in the world of business, but it is terrifyingly true for theaters during COVID. It is estimated that more than a third of arts organizations are expected to close; and even that number may be conservative. With Dr. Fauci’s prediction that theaters will…


To Zoom or not to Zoom, that was the question that came up in our editorial meeting at the beginning of April when it became clear that COVID was going to cancel our literary journal’s annual issue launch party. We wanted to celebrate our authors (and our hard work!), …


What do Hadestown, Angels in America, and Come From Away all have in common? Before they were Broadway hits, they got their start in small theaters or venues. I mentioned in my post last week that small theaters in Chicago contributed over $80 million to the local economy, but they…


The creative sector has always had a reputation as a luxury at best, or frivolity, at worst. Even before the pandemic, the National Endowment for the Arts is almost annually under the threat of being defunded, and arts degrees frequently make the rounds of the most “worthless” degrees. …

Laura Rensing

My life goal is to prove the value of the creative sector. Board Member of Exposition Review lit journal. Founder of 1099 Creative - www.the1099creative.com

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