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Entrepreneurship Resources

UT Ecosystem

Articles

Books

The Mom Test – How to Talk to Customers and Learn if Your Business is a Good Idea When Everyone is Lying to You (2014) by Bob Fitzpatrick

Grit : The Power of Passion and Perseverance (2016) by Angela Duckworth

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers (2010) by Alexander Osterwalder 

General Resources

Crowdfunding Options for Creatives

For artists with an audience or fan-based support model, check out these creative crowdfunding services:

  • Patreon is used by artists working in different media such as drawing and painting, podcasts, photography and theater. Comic artist Jeph Jacques, who makes the strip "Questionable Content," makes at least $7,000 per month from the site.
  • PledgeMusic funds musicians working under a variety of genres, from hip hop to rock.
  • AppsFunder is for funding app development, including games and productivity tools.
  • Apart from Kickstarter, there are many crowdfunding sites that feature projects under a wide variety of different fields, such as Indiegogo and RocketHub.

Grants for Creatives

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

GRANT SEARCHES

UT BASED

OFF CAMPUS

SEARCH WORDS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED:

  • Arts funding
  • Arts grants
  • Cultural funding
  • Arts resources

Broad searches like those above are great, but also take time to be specific. There are hundreds of websites with general information on funding opportunities, but the more targeted your searches, the more likely you will find the right opportunity for you.