How artist income leveraging works:
Our sponsored artists have a good chance to learn artist income leveraging. Each artist can replicate health care messaging events. We usually get 20-50 events funded in a funding cycle. Artists find a match with the desired message, geography, and funding. Artists can do up to 3 events per venue. If an artist hosts 8 events, that looks like this.
8 events X $150 = $1,200
BUT then, Each host can sell their poetry CD’s and chapbooks at each event (the best way to do this is ask everyone in the room in a on one conversation):
8 events X 10 books/CD’s sold X $5 per book/CD = $400
And also, Each host can collect half of the door fee from each attendee (the other can go to prizes):
8 events X $5 door fee X 25 people X 50% = $312.50
And finally, each artist should be able to connect with someone during those 8 gigs to book themselves into 8 more gigs, so this is the final artist income leveraging for a series of events.
8 future events X $75 honorarium or appearance fee = $600
Immediate income: $1,200
Total earned with artist income leveraging: $2512
Why this is important:
So this is artist income leveraging. Double your money with some hus
tle. We know that the money we pay per event isn’t always enough to account for the 10-20 hours it will take to plan, market, and process your event paperwork, photos, and videos. But once you factor in the career development, potential fans developed, artist funding leveraging available, and impact on your other causes, the events can be quite productive. You can also work with currently hosted events and add the replication info to existing events.
Finally, our training process gives people a chance to get to more gigs to experience the life of a professional artist. It’s not always easy, but getting a foot in the door can help.