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Artists Make Money

Welcome to the Artists Make Money podcast, where artists of all flavours bare their souls about money. Our host Vivienne Egan interviews interesting artists with unique careers about the thorny relationship between money and the arts, because by talking about it, we can shed some light in the topic that all creatives avoid discussing.

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#011 Actor, Writer and Comedian Sukh Ojla - AMM

Actor, Writer and Comedian Sukh Ojla joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about her journey to a full time creative job and writing a novel, managing imposter syndrome, the difficulties of saving for a house as a self-employed artist and forgiving past financial mistakes. You can find Sukh on and Check out Sukh’s professional work ! Check out Sukh’s fictional novel ! Check out the Feel Good Season 2 ! Follow on Instagram and sign up for our ! *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

1hr 3mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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#010 Poet, Educator and Performer Dan Simpson - AMM

Poet, educator and performer Dan Simpson joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about creating a full-time self-employed poetry career, considering artistic work as an extension of the self, the trick to getting grant applications approved and how practices of teaching and self-reflection are helpful for writing poetry.  You can find Dan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @dansimpsonpoet and also on ! Check out Dan’s work on his website . Follow on Instagram and sign up for our ! *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

1hr 2mins

2 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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#009 Artist, Illustrator and Map Maker Sonja Bajic - AMM

Artist, illustrator and map maker Sonja Bajic joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about how she created a sustainable income stream through creating maps, the difficulties of approaching businesses for work as an artist, setting yourself up to attract luck and developing new income streams through teaching your craft to others. You can find Sonja on Instagram and Twitter @. Check out Sonja’s website to see her work and how you can support her. You can sign up to Sonja’s mailing list to receive 10% off your first order from her. Check out Sonja’s Etsy shop! Follow on Instagram and sign up for our ! *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

1hr 6mins

16 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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#008 Actor, Baker and Calligrapher Benedict Salter - AMM

Actor, cake maker and calligrapher Benedict Salter joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about how he began his calligraphic cake business Baker and Scribe, the reliability and unreliability of taking up temp jobs whilst acting, managing industry expectations at drama school and navigating savings and pensions when self employed. You can find Benedict on Instagram and Twitter @benesalte. Check out Benedict’s calligraphic cake business @bakerandscribe on Instagram! Check out some of Benedict’s West End work ! You can read more about Benedict’s earlier acting work . Follow on Instagram and sign up for our ! *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

1hr 10mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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#007 Comedian and Pharmacist Ola Labib - AMM

Stand-up comedian and pharmacist Ola Labib joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about juggling the comedy industry with an NHS job, valuing worth beyond financial means, the financial and family responsibilities of a Sudanese background, big dreams for meaningful causes and the exhaustion that can come with writing funny material. You can find Ola on Instagram and Twitter @theolalabib. Check out Ola’s feature at the ! Check out some of Ola’s other funny work ! You can read more about how Ola uses her life experiences to write her material . Follow on Instagram and sign up for our ! *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

44mins

26 May 2021

Rank #5

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#006 Poet, Activist and Tote Bag Creator Mia-Daliya Cunningham - AMM

Poet, community artist, social justice activist and The Tote Revolution owner Mia-Daliya Cunningham joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about managing a business without compromising socio-political values, the benefits to networking on social media, avoiding activist burnout, juggling income sources to support artistic work and learning from financial mistakes. You can find Mia on , and . Check out Mia’s most recent published anthology feature ‘’ here! Shop at The Tote Revolution on (@the_tote_revolution_), or in store at ! Check out some of Mia’s BLM work on her and through this and published with the University of East London. Follow on Instagram and sign up for our . *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

43mins

19 May 2021

Rank #6

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#005 Actor and Property Auctioneer Oliver Burton - AMM

Actor and property auctioneer Oliver Burton joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about the surprising similarities between his two jobs, how having ADHD is a benefit to good business management and finding the knack to throwing yourself into new opportunities. Check out Oliver’s ! Check out Oliver’s and follow him on Check out Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, or , where Oli trained Discovering ADHD as an adult, its to both jobs Acknowledging in work Follow on Instagram and sign up for our *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

57mins

12 May 2021

Rank #7

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#004 Stage Director and Piano Teacher Charlotte Peters - AMM

Stage & film director and piano teacher Charlotte Peters joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about the realities of earning money as a freelancer, breaking bad money habits, adapting theatre work to a digital screen and creating extra income sources when times get tough. Check out Charlotte’s website and follow her on Twitter Find Brickdust theatre company ! (I produced this, it was fun!) , the trade union for creatives Follow on Instagram and sign up for our *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

53mins

5 May 2021

Rank #8

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#003 Comedian and Sex Worker Bella Green - AMM

Stand-up comedian and sex worker Bella Green joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about balancing two portable income streams, defining your financial worth and asserting yourself as a woman working in two unpredictable industries. Tune in to find out more about Bella’s process of writing a memoir, the struggle of filing tax returns and some advice for her younger self. , stand up , writer, FSSW Follow Bella on Instagram and Twitter @bellagreenery - sole trader financial assistance from Australian government Buy Bella’s new memoir ‘Happy Endings’ ! Follow on Instagram and sign up for our *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

40mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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#002 Abstract Artist and Performer Alexandra Plim - AMM

Abstract artist and performer Alexandra Plim joins host Vivienne Egan in a conversation about how she built a career selling art on Instagram, sharing advice on how to get started and how to price your work. Tune in to find out more about how Alexandra discovered other sources of income and her experiences as a self-employed artist.  sells art  @alexandraplim! Check out her to purchase her art. Check out the that she runs with her husband! According to Viv, it's the best night out you'll ever have. Follow on Instagram and sign up for our . *exclusive offer* for AMM listeners: develop a professional-looking website with the first month’s subscription for free and the second month half price!

58mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #10