Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Entrepreneurialism

Over the years I have had a number of entrepreneurial ideas running through my head. Susan probably remembers that period of time in which I was totally serious about starting an artist's co-op -- a Victorian house with a great living room space in which we could give recitals, with many rooms on upper floors which could be used to give music lessons and such. I was thinking about that again today. It seems like a great idea, but I think it would require some major investors. I have also thought lately that somebody should start a business of sleep pod cafes or just sell the sleep pods to businesses so their employees can take a nap in the middle of the day (and boost productivity). Obvious reasons led me to think of that idea... Zzzzz... One idea I would really like to work on seriously, though, is writing for and getting grants to put on vocal recitals (of new music and/or old music...). The latest incarnation of this idea involves getting the grant money to totally cover all artist expenses and then using all ticket sales at the event to benefit people in need -- one or more charities, including homeless shelters, women's shelters, orphanages, etc. I seem to have no shortage of ideas, but unfortunately I don't have a clue about how to put my ideas into action.

1 comment:

Suze said...

jyeah, i remember that. i still think the artist coop is a really great idea but unfortunately i, too, lack that good old american entrepreneurial spirit that seems to enable so many people to live their dream or whatever.

at one point i was considering an MBA in arts admin....maybe i should re-think that!