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The Emerging Entrepreneurial Artist


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Over the last few years there has been a growing movement of contemporary artists positioning their practice in the space between art and commerce via standard revenue models. More recent is the growing number of artists leaving creative and technical enterprises to launch their own practice leveraging the startup model.

Founder of Net.Work and the art tech community Mimetic Network discusses the emerging art tech market and the entrepreneurial artist.

The Emerging Entrepreneurial Artist

  1. 1. tyler mathews // mimetic network THE EMERGING ENTREPRENEURIAL ARTIST
  2. 2. 9 OUT OF 10 STARTUPS ARTISTS FAIL brea fremderman kafka office [still]
  3. 3. TALENT TURNOVER artists are leaving to join and create startups newhive [crunchfund // $700K+] artsy [catterton partners // $50M+] electric objects [first round // $6.7M] pikazo [angel // $500K] planeta [betaworks // undisclosed] bumpers [founder collective // undisclosed]
  4. 4. HOW CAN ST LOUIS GET INVOLVED EARLY? Photo by flavius217
  5. 5. mimetic network
  6. 6. “PRESEED IS THE SWEET SPOT WHERE THE MARKET IS GOING” naval ravikant cofounder angelist
  7. 7. tyler mathews // @tymathews // @net_dot_work mimetic network // @mimeticnetwork THE EMERGING ENTREPRENEURIAL ARTIST (2016)