ION INDIE MAGAZINE April 2017, Volume 35 - Page 55

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Try asking your doctor , contractor or attorney to perform their services for the ‘ exposure ’. Even better--ask them to pay YOU for the privilege . Yet , artists , musicians , writers , poets , authors , photographers , models , designers , filmmakers , actors , dancers , etc ., are routinely expected to donate their talents and skills--sometimes having to expend their own resources in that process--all while helping others to make money . To add insult to injury , they are often exploited by the predators that lurk in the shadows--with their slick smiles and empty promises--that feed off of their souls , passions and dreams . Many in the arts get discouraged and give up , defeated , from not being able to make a living from their craft … or just out of sheer frustration .
Creativity is powerful . It endures and leaves a legacy . It is a catalyst for change , provokes thought and can heal a broken spirit . Some of the greatest moments in history revolve around music , film , books , theatre , a painting or a photo .
Encourage , inspire--support the arts ! The future will thank you for it !

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