For those of us who have identified as performers for most of our lives, 2020 has made us question our very identities.
For those of us who have dreamt of a life on the stage and have done everything in service of that goal, 2020 has made us question our goals.
For those of us who draw inspiration and spirit from watching and supporting live performances, 2020 has made us question our priorities and values.
We have had to pivot to keep ourselves relevant, valued, and employed. And in many ways, we have learned much that we would not have if we had continued along the same path we had been on pre-COVID. About what we were capable of, about what our clients and audiences needed and what they didn’t need right now, and about what they will need, going forward.
For some people, the pivot has involved a career change.
For some, a redirection.
2020 is almost over (thank g-d) and I have hope that things will change for the better.
The ground may not have been stable under us for these past 8+ months, but we are still artists. Even if we’re currently not making a living at it or that living has been diminished, our identity is still that of artist (or arts supporter).
This has not changed and will not change.
If you want to explore your own artistic identity, touch base with me here and we’ll talk. Whether your goals are to perform professionally or for fun, I’ll be happy to help you reach your goals.