Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career

Make Art Make Money Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career In our culture artistic genius and poverty seem inevitably linked but does it have to be that way Jim Henson didn t think so An iconic creator and savvy businessman Henson is a model for artists ev

  • Title: Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
  • Author: Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In our culture, artistic genius and poverty seem inevitably linked, but does it have to be that way Jim Henson didn t think so.An iconic creator and savvy businessman, Henson is a model for artists everywhere without sacrificing his creative vision, Henson built an empire of lovable Muppets that continues to educate and inspire and a business that was worth 150 millionIn our culture, artistic genius and poverty seem inevitably linked, but does it have to be that way Jim Henson didn t think so.An iconic creator and savvy businessman, Henson is a model for artists everywhere without sacrificing his creative vision, Henson built an empire of lovable Muppets that continues to educate and inspire and a business that was worth 150 million at the time of his death How did he ever pull it off And how can other creators follow in his path In Make Art Make Money Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career, journalist and educator Elizabeth Hyde Stevens presents ten principles of Henson s art and business practices that will inspire artists everywhere Part manifesto, part history, part cultural criticism, part self help, Make Art Make Money is a new kind of business book for creative professionals a guide for creating and succeeding thanks to lessons from the Muppet Master himselfTE This book is a Kindle Serial Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost This serial currently contains one episode out of an estimated ten total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every week.

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    1. J.F. Penn

      Fascinating insight into Jim Henson - a man at the crux of creativity and wealth. A must read for author entrepreneurs who want to understand how copyright, licensing and ownership for the long term work. I'll be writing a detailed blog post about this in 2014.

    2. Amy Neftzger

      A great read for artists of all kinds. This book was a nice interpretation of Jim Hensen's life and career, including his attitude about money and the corporate environment, which also sometimes played out in his work (and entertained us). One of the most important lessons to be learned from this book is that it's possible to make money through art, but also that an artist should never completely turn over management or the business side of their enterprise to someone else because no one will re [...]

    3. Marion Hill

      Is it possible to succeed as an artist and entrepreneur?Elizabeth Hyde Stevens examines this question in her book, Make Art Make Money, about how Jim Henson navigated the parallel worlds of art and business to become one of the greatest American artist-entrepreneurs.Make Art Make Money explores how this gentle man had an innate sense of both artistry and commerce to become one of the rare artists that received critical acclaim and commercial success throughout his entire career. We get a behind- [...]

    4. David McClendon, Sr

      We purchased Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens in the Kindle format. This is a very interesting read and very informative as far as learning more about the Muppets and Jim Henson. Readers learn a little about what decisions Henson made along the way. Although this book is an interesting read and entertaining, we are not sure that it will be incredibly helpful to aspiring artists. That really remains to be seen. Most likely this [...]

    5. Nick Alexander

      This is an interesting book to follow Jeff Goins' Real Artists Don't Starve. By digging into Jim Henson's business and personal sense, employing many examples from his earliest commercial work of the 50s and 60s to his final works in the late 80s and early 90s, Stevens strives to establish a Jim Henson mythos that touches upon both art and commerce. It also makes you appreciate his skills, and I was able to rewatch one of Henson's films with my kids and look at it with fresh eyes.

    6. MK

      I loved learning so much about Henson ran his company and viewed his art. The way it's broken down is really helpful and there's a lot I'm going to be taking with me from this book.

    7. Helen

      STRONGLY RECOMMEND - I am a huge fan of Jim Henson and his work. About 10 years ago, I became intensely interested in **how** he: did his work, attracted great associates and managed them, made $ too - all whilst creating wonderful art that has such globally positive messages. There wasn't anything available that I could find.Earlier this year, a new, much more comprehensive biography of Henson was published which I listened to (audiobook) greedily, hoping to gain more insights. Most of the insi [...]

    8. Terrence

      FANTASTIC BOOK FOR PUPPETEERS and artists! As a puppeteer I found the author's observations of Henson's career very helpful and interesting. By reviewing how he worked, why he worked, and who he chose to work with during his career the author has left us a template to guide creative people in their journey to share their gifts, and get something back from their creations, be it puppetry, music, or a book.The love and affection towards her subject is very obvious, and makes what could have been a [...]

    9. Kathryn Downing

      I'm a big muppets fan, and consider myself to be both entrepreneurial and creative. So this book seemed right up my alley. The first third of the book was good, although it's written like an academic paper. Eventually the book becomes more of an analysis of Hensen's business and a comparison to others like Disney. I ended up skimming most of it, and found it to be somewhat repetitive -- quotations used multiple times, examples repeated in different chapters, etc. I think the message of the book [...]

    10. Rob

      A very interesting book, using Jim Henson's career as a sort of template for how artists can be financially successful while still remaining artistically and creatively true to themselves. It touches on practical matters, like retaining copyright and ownership of your work, and more abstract ideas, like collaborative philosophy and separating the spheres of "business" and "art" while still allowing them to feed each other. And, of course, it's a celebration of Henson's life and work. The author [...]

    11. Amanda

      Henson's approach to money is probably what appealed to me most about this book. According to Stevens, the accumulation of money and wealth was never Henson's goal -- his goal was to just make art. Henson saw the accumulation of money as merely that thing that fueled his ability to continue to make his art. With that as her central theme, Stevens tells ten lessons about Henson's approach to running a business that is based on art and creativity. This is definitely more of a business book than it [...]

    12. Alvaro Raba

      Being one of many generations that grew with either Sesame Street or the Muppets I was instantly attracted to this book. The author has clearly done her research and knows everything there is about Jim Henson's legacy to popular culture. I guess the most appealing part to this book are both the leadership and money management tips that are hidden between several milestones of the famous puppeteer's life.Whether you are are a creative individual looking for inspiration, someone looking for his or [...]

    13. Mary Bird

      I really, really enjoyed this! It is a great analysis of Jim Henson's business model, examining what elements of how he ran his company worked, why they worked, but also what didn't work and how not all of the problems or failures were necessarily bad or, even, avoidable. It took me a long time to read, because it really is like a series of lessons that repeat one another a little, so spacing it out worked best for me. I really appreciated the information and research!

    14. Jodi

      I don't remember being much of a Muppets fan as a kid. But I have a new found respect for Jim Henson and what he accomplished with them. I learned a lot from this book about Henson's career. I especially appreciate his attitude toward money & art. The reasons for three stars instead of four or five: there were too many quotes for my taste and some of the lessons seemed to drag on a bit.

    15. Alec Longstreth

      A fascinating, in-depth examination of Jim Henson's business practices. I'm not sure how much of this information will inform my own practices, but as a huge Henson fan, I enjoyed learning more about how money and art worked together in his career.

    16. ST Harker

      Excellent look into the business and personal side of one of television and film's most creative minds, Jim Henson. While repetitive and somewhat "college essay" at times, the book is nevertheless an enjoyable read for creatives looking to get some ideas on what kind of leader they want to be.

    17. Freya "West" Potempa

      Loved this insightful book about Jim Henson's business and art. Occasionally choppy, with quotes re-used to exhaustion, it could have used an editor. But a good read for any artist.

    18. Jess Brown

      Fascinating info but somewhat repetitious. A ruthless edit would result in a 5 star rating from me.

    19. Julie

      I thought this book was VERY interesting in terms of making money through creativity, how to maintain your work, do your best, most creative work, but still have it be a business.

    20. Sara

      If nothing else this book is a nice biography of Jim Henson's career. I found it inspiring to get off my ass and start my own "gift space"

    21. Yvonne Lozano

      Amazing book for artists to learn how to mix art and business. Also a very insightful book for non-artists to understand the inner workings of the creative person and how to best support them.

    22. Gigi Davis

      Hands down the best book about creativity I. Have. Ever. Read. I can't want to see what EHS comes up with next. Whatever it is, I'm in!

    23. Christa

      Good lessons on leadership, and a lot of time spent reaffirming how Jim Henson is kind of my ideal person. What a guy. There should be more people/bosses/artists like him in the world.

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