Need affordable, quality resources to help you organize the messy, confounding business end of your creative career? Feel you need to up your game on the professional front? Are you struggling with chaos, wasting time flailing around, feeling lost? Are you dying to get organized, nail down some simple systems and—whoa—get back to making art?
If you’re looking for support in developing your creative career, Pyragraph is here to help.
Besides our daily free content, Pyragraph has built a collection of Premium Resources to help artists, musicians and creatives of all kinds get their creative careers and projects on track. Every Pyragraph editor, photographer, blogger and other contributor is a working creative, and we spend our days (and many nights) thinking long and hard about what it takes to be successful, on our own terms. We know artists crave resources like:
- a community of like-minded, self-employed creatives with whom you can work out problems
- budget-priced access to experienced professionals to work out those problems you just haven’t been able to solve on your own, and
- standard contracts and agreement templates that can help you continue to grow as a professional and develop your creative career.
We offer these and more Premium Resources to our PyraPASS members.
Pyragraph is all about helping artists fuel their creative fires. We know it’s hard to survive as an independent creative, and it’s our burning desire to help by offering the tools and support you need. To that end, we’ve built our PyraPASS memberships to include a wealth of concrete resources that can help streamline the business end of your creative career.
Read and download Premium Resources like e-Guides and contract templates.
PyraPASS members get access to valuable information products like contract templates to license your music or art; downloadable spreadsheets to manage your projects and equipment; and in-depth guides to help you understand copyright and other intellectual property issues.
Join a lively community of creatives.
With a Pyragraph Backstage or VIP Pass you get access to group coaching calls plus our private Facebook group, full of dedicated creatives working hard at the grindstone. Not only can you chat with the group at large, but our Publisher, Managing Editor, Creative Director, and other editors are online every day to answer questions and point you in the right direction. We’ve got lots of experience in working in creative fields and love sharing our hard-earned lessons and stories.
Our experienced coaches can help you one-on-one.
Many of us do creative work because we love being independent—but being an artist can also be isolating. Dealing with questions or problem-solving solo can be tiring and it’s easy to feel lost.
Pyragraph’s coaches can help! We’ve put together a team of arts-savvy professionals that understand the ins and outs of creative work and life. Free coaching sessions are included in our Backstage (6 months minimum) and all VIP Pass memberships—AND all Backstage and VIP members get half-off coaching sessions beyond the freebies. Yes, you can afford a coach!
“We loved Peri’s coaching! Her smart, creative and straightforward approach to starting a new business helped us make sense of our individual roles, and gave us a clear vision of the steps we needed to take. She answered all of our questions thoughtfully, helping us to feel more confident and knowledgeable. She has a gift not only for teaching the basics of business planning, but for empowering business owners to believe in their dreams.”
So you have a few different type of PASSes to choose from. What’s the deal?
Yes, we’ve got some options. Our Backstage Pass is our most popular choice. It’s great if you:
- want one-on-one time with a professional business coach (bi-annual sessions)
- want discounts and deals on creative-minded products and services
- want steep discounts on coaching beyond what’s included for free with your membership
- want to join a lively community of like minded-creatives
- need ongoing support
There’s discounts, too?
Oh, yeah. We’ve found ourselves in the midst of such a lovely tight-knit community of creatives that we’re often able to extend discounts/deals/ticket presales to PyraPASS holders.
Past and current discounts include:
- Artist statement editing by The Necessarian, Nancy Zastudil
- Discounted exhibition tickets to Meow Wolf, Santa Fe’s phenomenal new art attraction
- Free classes on self-employment and entrepreneurship
- And more!
Reasons you will love your PyraPASS:
- It lets you access resources on your own time.
- You can fold these new practices into your creative career at your own pace.
- Resources are available worldwide.
- It gets you access to tips and tricks from seasoned pros.
- You’ll cultivate new and exciting relationships with fired-up creatives from all around the world!
Pyragraph is all about creating fun, helpful content for artists.
We’ve been around since 2013, publishing super-helpful blog posts written by real, live, actual working creatives every single weekday—oh, and paying these artists to do so. We’re an innovative publishing model in a sea of pay-to-play at worst and “Oh, there’s no budget for that but it’ll get you some exposure” at best.
Even before I began writing for Pyragraph, I enjoyed reading their personal stories from other artists. I found out, those writers were a lot like me. At Pyragraph, artist contributors and staff offer their peers hard-nosed tips, useful feedback and honest experiences on how to live out creative dreams. It can be a challenge for creative professionals to find a place to talk shop. Pyragraph is one of those rare online places that is actually a community.
Not only have we been publishing great blog posts every day for years now—we passed the 1,000th post mark in early 2016 and are still on fire!—but we’ve also been producing podcasts and live Q&As for the benefit of our creative community. One is Self-Employed Happy Hour, a podcast where we invited driven artists and self-employed creative people into our Publisher’s dining room to talk shop.
More recently, we developed a videocast, Pyragraph LIVE from the Albuquerque Press Club, where we talk intimately with creatives about how they make their creative lives run smoothly.
Then, there’s Pyragraph Office Hours, which we started because we want to rub shoulders with our local creatives here in Albuquerque, New Mexico (and visitors to our fair town), enjoy craft beers and answer pressing questions they have about how to run their careers. We want to cultivate these relationships because more than anything else we want our creative community to thrive.
Pyragraph is a collective where current artists speak to other artists. We’re not reviewers, commentators, professors or observers. We are giving advice and sharing experience from a provocatively poignant place—our real time perspectives at all levels of development and business.
We’ve put out these and many other features to help artists of all kinds, and are excited to keep cranking out cool content like this.
If you’re behind the idea of helping creatives—and of course want to take advantage of all the other benefits PyraPASSes have to offer—then support Pyragraph’s innovative publishing model. If you have the means, buy a PyraPASS. We’ll keep publishing great posts from working creatives, which not only helps the author (whose writing we do pay for) but also the countless struggling creatives who have encountered their words of advice, encouragement, and straight-up helpful tips.
We can help you build a system: Get the business basics taken care of so you can spend more time making art.
We’re all about building systems. With your PyraPASS, we can help you get into a groove where the business stuff can—almost—take care of itself. And you can get back to doing what you love: making art.
Our “If you don’t completely love it, it’s on us” Guarantee
We know that there are a bunch of services out there that just seem to be in it to make money off of artists. They seem to offer little in return for hard-earned cash. We know what it’s like as independent artists. We know the allure some of these services have, and we know the sting when they don’t follow live up to expectations.
That’s why—if you don’t completely fall in love with your PyraPass in the first 30 days—we’ll give you a full refund.
Cheers! Here’s to keeping your creative fires burning.
—Peri and the rest of the Pyragraph Team