Are Creative Careers Now Reserved Exclusively For The Privileged? - discussion on Facebook
An interesting discussion on Facebook on whether creative careers are now reserved exclusively for the privileged? The discussion was inspired by an article on Forbes magazine...
The Discussion follows:
Isn't it more about whom you know.
James To answer your quetion... Yes!
Kenya Harris Yes, they are! I
see it too often.
Charles Amaliri Privilege
makes a whole lot of difference..
Yvette Gaudreau duh and I
haven't even read it yet
Susan Busse Yes, it
does...but I 'interned' in film on evenings, weekends and holidays (because I
needed my day job) for almost a year and then everything started taking off. My
freelance business is now growing like crazy. There are lots of ways to get in
the door if you have grit.
Gabriela Badica Nope.
(Really) hard work and talent make the difference.
TuajLaugsibhawm Xwb talent is
stil appreciated @ http://?www.nowhiringcaregivers.com?/
TuajLaugsibhawm Xwb still
Rochella Q Fontela I've
always said it may be who you know that gets you in the door but it's what you
know that keeps you there. Privilege does make it easier to get in, though.
Frances Marie Privilege makes
an impact regardless of the field
Chris Atkinson No more
valuable than a good independent blogger who gets steady traffic. We're all
reporters now. As a day job? Good luck with that.
Roger Potter These careers go
to those that allowed themselves to be creative and think out side the box and
also to those that don't let college either get in their way or corrupt them.
Source2 This is definitely a
question for which both sides of the answers have merit. My mother is a
children's book illustrator and still gets work, but she networks by being
active in SCBWI (Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators), going
to conferences or an event at least once a year (Highlights throws their
illustrators a big party every year) and constantly sends postcards with her
artwork and other submissions out to companies that she would like to work for.
Even as talented as she is, and with her experience, there is a lot of
rejection in the creative field. Any artist, writer or director will tell you
I think knowing people and having connections can help, but above all, it's
about getting your work in front of the eyes of someone who has been looking
Benhur Tryumf Mwamba It's not
who you know, it's who knows you. Privilage plays a part, it makes things WAY
easier believe me.
Creative Loot Inc. ehhh. it's
some luck too.
Sasha Kelly I don't think so.
If you want it, you'll find a way of getting it. Period.
Mary Ann Adriano
Definitely...but at the same time...other factors also contribute...
Chucky Rothschild Connections
do pave a spikeless way but after that u have to prove yourself.1st u have a
lot of people to dissapoint if u don't pull it off and since u have connections
u have to keep ur name in good check.
This was the discussion up to September
2nd, 11:00 a.m. GMT