Andrew Simonet


Hear more from Andrew Simonet, author of "Making Your Life as an Artist" and founder of Artists U, on improving the working conditions of artists by changing the conversations we have with ourselves and others, starting from a place of power and skill, and what it's like working within the wildly different worlds of contemporary dance and book publishing. 

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See more of Andrew's work at


"Making Your Life as an Artist" — Book and Workbook, available to purchase (hardcopy) or download for FREE (e-book) on

Artists U — A grassroots, artist-run platform for changing the working conditions of artists, founded by Andrew and based in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and South Carolina

Creative Capital — Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Their pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.

Ford Foundation — Private foundation aimed at combatting inequity and advancing human welfare through various grant programs 


Mauricio L. Miller — Social entrepreneur and anti-poverty activist, author of The Alternative 

Michaela Pilar Brown — Artist and South Carolina Artists U facilitator 

Headlong Dance Theater — Philadelphia-based dance company, co-founded by Andrew in 1993

"Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year" — by Kim Liao