This talk was first presented May 29, 2015, at “Langues poétiques / Poetic languages, le colloque du Festival de la poésie de Montréal marque les 70 ans du grand roman de Hugh MacLennan Les deux solitudes."
Artists often get accused of being impractical and pie-in-the-sky – and we should be! But developing business skills can give us a major advantage. Knowing how to get your projects funded can be particularly helpful in terms of career longevity, visibility and productivity. For muggles, time is money. But, for artists, money is time. It gives us the chance to walk, dream, think, create, tour, produce, collaborate and record.
What would you do if you knew that Hell had frozen over? It is a question that Prufrock Shadowrunner posed to over four hundred people at Vancouver’s Rio Theatre on May 2: finals night at the 2015 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam.