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OKAN on Art Pays Me

OKAN

9 days ago
Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne of Afro-Cuban jazz group, OKAN.
Art Pays Me episode 78

Be kind. Do that thing.

 I share my perspective on 2020 and what I hope to see in 2021.
Perri Furbert on Art Pays Me

Perri Furbert

How a passion for revamping shoes led to the start of a successful brand.
Keonté Beals on Art Pays Me

Keonté Beals

Keonté Beals talks about his transition from gospel singer to R&B artist.
Jen Meza

Jen Meza

Fibre Artist, Author and Blogger, Jen Meza talks about pivoting into her creative pursuits after losing her job during the pandemic.
Ana and Zac

Ana and Zac

Designers and Retailers Ana and Zac talk about the history of their new brand.

Anthony Grant

Anthony Grant

Visual Designer and Artist, Anthony Grant shares the thinking behind his art.

Josh Rodgers

Josh Rodgers

Cartoonist and Filmmaker, Josh Rodgers and I discuss his influences, working on kid friendly cartoons by day, and adult cartoons like Henry vs the Reptilian Overlords from the Cosmos by night.

Dylan Edwards

Dylan Edwards

Dylan Edwards and I talk about how he got into the animation industry and how it’s been impacted by COVID-19.

Andrea Tsang Jackson

Andrea Tsang Jackson

Textile Artist, Quilt Designer, Author and Educator Andrea Tsang Jackson talks about her transition from architecture, to exhibit design, to making her creative escape, quilting her full-time pursuit.
Shannon Ellis on Art Pays Me

Shannon Ellis

Artist, Shannon Ellis and I talk about her sci-fi and fantasy inspired work, our mutual fascination with Japanese animation and why she loves crows.
David Strickland

David Strickland

Grammy Award winning multidisciplinary artist, David Strickland discusses his influences and how connected Indigenous cultures are to hip-hop.
Chantel Gushue

Chantel Gushue

Multidisciplinary Visual Artist Chantel Gushue and I talk about how she incorporates science into her art practice and how fostering relationships with other artists can lead you to exciting new opportunities.
Sunil Sarwal on Art Pays Me

Sunil Sarwal

Food branding consultant Sunil Sarwal talks about the benefit of specialization in a service based creative business. 
DK on Art Pays Me

DK

Beatmaker and Producer DK talks about his music making process and how he gets the attention of established artists he’d like to work with.
Maggie Rahr

Maggie Rahr

Maggie Rahr is an award winning multimedia investigative journalist whose podcast ‘What Happened to Holly Bartlett’ was featured in Oprah magazine (2019), and was a finalist in the Atlantic Journalism Awards.
Black Family Matters Featuring Natasha Nurse-Jones

Black Family Matters

On this special episode, my wife, Natasha Nurse-Jones and I talk about some of her experience as a Black educator and our experience with anti-Black racism.
DeRico Symonds

DeRico Symonds

Youth and Community Advocate DeRico Symonds and I discuss police violence against Black people in North America.
Matt Dowling

Matt Dowling

Matt Dowling, Founder of Freelancer Club shares his creative journey, how he’s grown a business that advocates for creative freelancers and how a negative experience with a photography client motivated him to start this business.
Multi-media Artist, Jordan Baraniecki talks about how the pandemic has effected his practice, why it’s similar to the artist residency he did in Poland and why his newest project is is most dangerous.

Jordan Baraniecki

Multi-media Artist, Jordan Baraniecki talks about how the pandemic has effected his practice, why it’s similar to the artist residency he did in Poland and why his newest project is his most dangerous. 
Romana on Art Pays Me

Romana

Multihyphenate artist Romana discusses her new music and the diverse creative interests she’s simultaneously pursuing.

Art Pays Me Episode 54. Big Wins

Big Wins

My thoughts on the first four episodes of basketball documentary, The Last Dance and what creative entrepreneurs can learn from watching it.

Tabitha Co on Art Pays Me

Tabitha Co

Leather Designer and Maker Tabitha from Tabitha + Co.
Kyle Carpenter on Art Pays Me

Kyle Carpenter

Interview with Writer, Editor and Podcaster Kyle Carpenter of Clients From Hell.
Art Pays Me Podcast Episode 50, One Year Deep

One Year Deep

On this week's episode I hit 50 episodes and one year of doing this podcast! It’s been a fun journey and I’ve learned a lot from the guests so far. 
Melissa Townsend on Art Pays Me Podcast

Melissa Townsend

Artist, Melissa Townsend talks about her work and strategies for a successful career in fine art.

A. Harmony

A. Harmony

Writer and Emcee, A. Harmony talks about the impact of a formal music education, how having experience as a recording artist and music writer adds credibility as a music journalist, female representation in hip hop and whether or not your loved ones have to read your writing to support you.

Tina Essmaker on Art Pays Me

Tina Essmaker

It was an honour to talk to Coach, Writer and Speaker, Tina Essmaker about her current role as a coach for creative professionals, making transitions in a career and aging as a creative.
Jordan Baraniecki on Art Pays Me

Jordan Baraniecki

Artist, Jordan Baraniecki discusses his creative process and why he thinks artists can do more to engage their audiences.
Ryan Veltmeyer

Ryan Veltmeyer

Social and Economic Innovator, Ryan Veltmeyer talks about the various initiatives he’s involved in, the importance of activism and why he’s passionate about what he does.
Lexxicon on Art Pays Me Podcast

Lexxicon

On the first Art Pays Me episode of 2020 I interviewed up and coming Dancehall/Hip-Hop Artist, Lexxicon.
Ten creative entrepreneurship lessons from the 2010s

Ten Lessons From The 2010s

A lot of us see the end product of success but don't consider all of the losses and lessons that need to occur on the way there. 
Guyleigh Johnson on Art Pays Me

Guyleigh Johnson

This week I chat with Author and Spoken Word Artist, Guyleigh Johnson. We talk about her books, her creative process, how she found her publisher and the fear of having your work stolen. 
Eric Stotts on Art Pays Me

Eric Stotts

On Episode 12 I chat with Architect and Adjunct Professor and lecturer at Dalhousie University School of Architecture, Eric Stotts about what an architect does, what skills an aspiring architect should develop and why it’s important to consider history and human need when creating new developments.
Andy Hines

Andy Hines

On episode 11 of Art Pays Me, I speak with Grammy nominated, MTV Award and Cannes Lions Award winning Director, Andy Hines about how he went from making videos for clients in Nova Scotia to directing music videos for ASAP Mob and how that gave him the industry credibility to work with other big artists.