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The Challenges of Making a Career in the Arts in Houston

According to the Greater Houston Visitors Bureau, the city’s nonprofit arts organizations support over 14,000 full-time jobs a year. Still, there are thousands of artists in Houston who can’t sustain themselves solely on their creative careers. They take on other jobs-from teaching to bartending-to make ends meet. We talk with three Houston artists about how […]

According to the Greater Houston Visitors Bureau, the city’s nonprofit arts organizations support over 14,000 full-time jobs a year. Still, there are thousands of artists in Houston who can’t sustain themselves solely on their creative careers. They take on other jobs-from teaching to bartending-to make ends meet.

We talk with three Houston artists about how they make a living and the challenges of pursuing creative careers while making ends meet.

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