Let’s Remember Who We Set Out To Be

By Norah Turnham  -  On 22 Nov, 2013 -  0 comments

The Starving Artist Program is one of my favorite Small Pond services.  I keep pushing to do this program from time to time and to keep the costs super low because I think it’s important to stay connected to our roots.

Both Michael and I have a background as theatre artists.  We know firsthand what it’s like to be starving artists and we want to help others who are at a point where they have so much to give but little money to spend.

So often companies get to a point where they are mildly or even wildly successful and they forget the people who helped to get them to the point of success.  There have been several times when Michael and I have turned to each other and said, “Let’s not do that.  Let’s remember who we set out to be.”

We purposefully choose not to use such marketing ploys as “It will be more expensive next time!” because that’s not the point.

Running programs like this doesn’t really make money for Small Pond, but it could make a difference, financially or otherwise, to those who take advantage of it.

The goal of the Starving Artist Program is to offer advice, education, and support to artists who want to clarify their goals, take the next step in their career, or lay the foundation for a new venture.  We know that not everybody can pay a lot of money but there are other kinds of currency that can carry a lot more meaning.

It means so much to know that we have made a difference or changed someone’s frame of mind in order to help them take a leap.  We are overwhelmed by the re-Tweets, posts, and list serve emails that have gone out about this program.  We love hearing about an idea someone in our network has that we might never have discovered had they not signed up for a Starving Artist consulting session.

Today is the last day of this round of the Starving Artist Program.  It runs all the way until midnight tonight.  We probably won’t do another one until next year.

As an extra bonus, we’re proud to announce that 10% of the income from today’s purchases of Starving Artist items will be donated to Girl Be Heard, an organization that empowers young women on a global scale. To that end, we are extending the sales period for this current Starving Artist Program until midnight on Sunday, November 24th.

Here is their mission statement:

Girl Be Heard uses theater as a vehicle to empower young women to become brave, confident, socially conscious leaders while exploring their own challenging circumstances.

You can read more about Girl Be Heard and the amazing work they do on their website HERE

If you’d like to check out the Starving Artist Program or send the info along to an artist you know who is looking to boost their career CLICK HERE