episode six: hustling

episode six

In our final episode, we’re going to sum up our exploration of making a living from creative work with one final overarching theme: hustling. This episode’s focus is on the day to day grind. Young people are holding down multiple jobs and are always on the lookout for the next gig. What do you do between contracts when times are lean? And what about long hours in busy times? How do you find time for yourself when every day you’re hustling?

Emma Healey

Emma Healey is a freelance writer and poet. Her first book of poems, Begin with the End in Mind, was published by Arbeiter Ring in 2012. Emma was the recipient of the Irving Layton Award for poetry in 2010 and 2013, as well as a National Magazine Award nominee in 2015. She’s also the Globe & Mail‘s poetry critic, and a regular contributor to the Toronto Star and music blog Said the Gramophone. Emma’s currently working on a new manuscript of poetry.

Emma’s Website | Emma on Twitter

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Aleem Khan

Aleem Khan is a Calgary-based musician. In 2016 he released his second solo LP, Urbana Champaign.

Aleem on Basecamp | Slow Release Records’ Website

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.


Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.

episode five: making space

episode five

A lot of young people today want to work in creative fields. These industries often have a less diverse profile than the labour market as a whole. This episode, we discuss making space through alternative ways of living and creating. How do you carve out new opportunities where they don’t exist? What are young people doing to make the creative industries a more accessible and fair place to earn a living?

GUESTS

Merray Gerges

Merray Gerges is a writer and art critic. As an undergraduate art history student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she co-founded Crit Paper, a magazine focused on contemporary criticism.She was the 2016 recipient of the editorial residency at Canadian Art magazine.

CRIT Paper’s Website | Merray on Twitter

April Aliermo

April Aliermo is a musician, writer, and educator. She has played bass in Hooded Fang since 2007. With musical collaborator, Daniel Lee, she’s started Phedre and Tonkapuma, as well as independent label Daps Records. April is committed to demystifying music making and creating accessibility within scenes.

Daps Records’ Website | Daps Records on Bandcamp | Phedre on Twitter | Hooded Fang’s Website

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Heather Kai Smith

Heather Kai Smith is an artist, animator and illustrator from Calgary, AB, Canada, currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. She is currently completing her Master’s of Applied Arts at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Heather’s Website | Heather on Tumblr | Heather on Vimeo

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.

episode four: shifting gears

episode four

This episode, we look at shifting gears and working in more than one artistic discipline. Many young people have talent and interest in a lot of different creative fields. Making a living from creative work often means diversifying your output. But this can also mean doubling your workload, and finding your way in different kinds of business realities. How do you shift gears between these different roles? Does a personal life even fit into the mix?

Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based Colombian-born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.

Lido on Soundcloud | Lido on Twitter | Lido on Instagram

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Jess Taylor

Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer and poet. She founded The Emerging Writers Reading Series in 2012 and is the fiction editor of Little Brother Magazine. Her first collection of short stories, Pauls, was released by BookThug in 2015.

Jess Taylor’s Website

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.

episode three: crewing up

episode three

Young people aren’t just going it alone making a living from creative work. They’re also reaching out to others. Young people feel like they’re in it together. And this means supporting instead of competing with each other. On this episode, we’ll discuss crewing up and working collaboratively. How does running a joint enterprise fit into the individual career?

GUESTS

Humboldt Magnussen

Humboldt Magnussen is the co-founder of Younger than Beyonce Gallery, which opened in 2015. Humboldt is also an interdisciplinary artist who works in painting, performance, and sculpture. He met his YTB co-founder Marjan Verstappen while doing a MFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design. The pair felt that there was a need for more spaces to exclusively feature young and emerging artists, and so the concept for YTB was born.

YTB Gallery’s Website | YTB Gallery on Twitter | YTB Gallery on Instagram

Layne Hinton

Layne Hinton is the co-curator and administrator of Art Spin, alongside Rui Pimenta. Art Spin is a Toronto-based bike tour that takes riders to galleries and art installations. Layne has a BFA from OCAD and her multidisciplinary art practice includes elements of installation, film/video, performance, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and collage. We talked to Layne as Art Spin was gearing up to put on its largest initiative yet, called In/Future, an art and music festival at Ontario Place.

Layne’s Website | Layne on Twitter | Layne on Vimeo | Layne on Instagram
Art Spin’s Website | Art Spin on Twitter | Art Spin on Instagram

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Krista Belle Stewart

Krista Belle Stewart is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in video, photography, textile, and more. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College in New York. She is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation, and lives and works in Vancouver and Brooklyn.

Krista Belle’s Website | Krista Belle on Twitter

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming

Recorded and edited by Max Cotter

Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk

Music by Adam Waito

Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.

episode two: breaking out

episode two

On this episode, we’ll discuss breaking out and starting your own creative business. How do you become a creative entrepreneur if you never went to business school? Our guests discuss how they found their niche and learnt how to manage a growing enterprise. Not having a traditional 9-5 is one of the biggest perks but also one of the biggest challenges of running your own business. Our guests tell us how they’re managing.

GUESTS

Nafisa Kaptownwala

Nafisa Kaptownwala is the founder and director of Lorde Inc, the first modelling agency to exclusively represent people of colour. Lorde Inc now operates out of Toronto, New York, and London.

Lorde Inc’s Website | Lorde Inc on Twitter | Lorde Inc on Tumblr | Lorde Inc on Instagram

Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond

Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond is a self-described activator. She is the owner and director of Sandbox Studios, a recording studio located in Toronto’s Regent Park. Kiana has a long track record of entrepreneurship, including artist management and independent consulting.

Sandbox Studios’ WebsiteKiana on Twitter | Kiana on Instagram | Sandbox Studios on Instagram

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Clairmont the Second

Clairmont the Second is a Toronto-based rapper and producer. In 2016, he released his third full-length album Quest for Milk and Honey.

Clairmont’s Website | Clairmont on Soundcloud | Clairmont on Twitter | Clairmont on Instagram

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.

episode one: breaking in

episode one

The focus of this episode is breaking in to the field of creative work. We’ll discuss the early days when school is done and work isn’t yet lined up. How do you find your own creative voice?  How do you hold down a day job and get your own project up and running?

GUESTS

Walter Scott

Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist working in writing, video, performance and sculpture. In 2011, Walter started Wendy, a comic book series that follows a young woman who wants to be a famous artist. Throughout the series, Wendy is constantly derailed by the everyday distractions of punk music, parties, and boys.  We talked to Walter just before the release of his new book, Wendy’s Adventures.

Walter’s Website | Wendy on Tumblr

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson was born in Toronto and studied film at York University. His debut feature The Dirties (13) won the grand jury prize at Slamdance. His second film, Operation Avalanche, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. In his early days, Matt cut his teeth making a web series called Nirvanna the Band the Show, which Vice has rebooted as the first scripted series on their new TV channel.

|nirvanna the band the show’s Website | Operation Avalanche on Twitter

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Ralitsa Doncheva

Ralitsa Doncheva (b. 1987) is a Bulgarian filmmaker and artist, based in Montréal. A graduate from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal, she works at the intersection between cinema and installation art. Her most recent film is Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves (2016).

Ralitsa’s Website | Ralitsa on Vimeo | Ralitsa on Instagram

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.

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More and more, young people are trying to turn their creative projects into careers. Getting this going involves struggle, commitment, and a whole lot of work: every day we’re hustling.

Our guests work in different creative fields, but what they have in common is this hustle. Pursuing a creative career means juggling artistic and economic demands. It’s a constant balancing act and the road to making a living isn’t always clear.

So, how are young people managing all this? Host Miranda Campbell finds out from our guests.

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.