Hacking the Crowd: Artists as Entrepreneurs

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

Molly Crabapple - visual artist, and Kim Boekbinder - musician, are both champions of the crowd funding age. Both have received international praise and recognition for their groundbreaking work in their respective mediums, as well as the way they run their careers. Though they work in different fields what the two have in common is that they have both built their careers on their own: no management, booking, labels, or galleries of any kind have made possible what they do. Yet they both make a living as full time artists in a world where we are told that fewer and fewer people are paying for music and art.

Molly Crabapple discusses circumventing the rigid gallery system which favors the sale of large and expensive works of art over the quick, passionate, and current work of such a prolific artist.

Kim Boekbinder brings to the table her groundbreaking pre-sold tour concept and the successes and pitfalls of an artist in close contact with her audience.

About the speakers

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Kim Boekbinder

Musician, The Impossible Girl

Kim Boekbinder is The Impossible Girl; a musical warrior and iconoclast.

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Molly Crabapple

Founder, Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Molly Crabapple is an artist who does giant paintings about politics, ambition and artifice. She is a columnist for Vice, and founded Dr. Sketchy's, an 120+ city chain of drawing events, when she was 22.

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4 attendees

  • Nikki Jeske
  • Kim Boekbinder
  • mollycrabapple
  • Nicholas Oliver

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  • Julia Kaganskiy

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Texas Ballroom 5-7, Hyatt Regency Austin

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