The ones who gave up are telling you why it’s impossible to sell your work. Almost as bad are the teachers who convince their students that the art world is out there just for them to graduate. Famous galleries in New York City are eager for their work, and the party starts as soon as you walk out the door. Know that there are many “levels” of keeping art in our lives. And there many ways of sharing our vision with others. Squeeze every drop of experience and knowledge you can from it.Then, when it doesn’t happen in six months, or a year, or three, the new grad begins to think she doesn’t have what it takes–and gives up. There are as many ways of making that work as there are artists. Others will cobble together different ventures and venues that makes them happy. Revel in your freedom to immerse yourself in an art community. But if you didn’t go to art school, know that you simply found your life’s work by another path. And those unique experiences are what made you the artist you are today.The innovative venture creation program she helped grow and develop in the ten years of her leadership allows undergraduates in their final year of study at IDC to experience entrepreneurship hands-on, taking ideas and developing them into funded startups.Many successful companies, including Gift’s Project, Wibiya, Wibbitz, Bizzabo, Argus, and Fairfly were founded out of the program.
Prior to launching Speed Date, Dan worked for IBM’s Business Consulting Services.
There is value to understanding and practicing art this way, of course.
But I personally feel something is lost when art is made only to provoke, or satirize, or insult, with no real emotional connection, personal experience, or “heart” in the effort. And the biggest drawback–y I once spent a day giving five high-school art classes a presentation of the business of art. Others may find ways of using the internet to market directly to customers.
She is on the advisory boards in Israel of Seed IL, Cockpit Innovation Hub, Ramle Innovation Hub, Taglit Excel Ventures Program, Wi SE, the Weizman Institute, and SCOLA, the Unit 2470 Alumni Entrepreneurship Program.
Liat curates the venture creation curriculum at MEET (Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow), and is a mentor at Barclay’s Accelerator (powered by Techstars), The Italia Innovation Program, and Siftech, Jerusalem’s first startup accelerator.).