Author Neil Gaiman was right in his speech to the University of the Arts: There aren’t any rules for artists right now. Your career isn’t going to be like your teachers’, your students’, or your friends’.
The current arts world comprises a million tiny experiments in how to live the life of an artist, and we’re all waiting for the results. RUCKUS NYC is one way of sneaking an early look at the data.
During the day, several up and coming artists will present their work and talk about how they get their creativity online, addressing questions like: How does an animator who lives on grants, fellowships, and one-time gigs create a living and make the art he wants to make? How does a rock-band leader with a day-job find the time for her rehearsals, gigs, and songwriting? How do you balance playing the saxophone, teaching music, and being a recording engineer? How much work does it take to build an ad-supported arts blog? How do you balance different personas online when some of your art isn’t quite Safe For Work?