Culture Hustlers is a documentary project that tells the story of artists, performers, writers, designers, and cultural entrepreneurs. The series follows BFA/MBA Lucas Spivey as he travels 30,000 miles across the US in the Mobile Incubator. Trailer is directed by Andrés Bronnimann.
CH#13 Crimson BIKES
Co-founding Crimson Bikes was a labor of love for Charles T James & Daisy Chiu. Charles tells his bicycle journey from Mississippi to Harvard, and Daisy shares her vision of adaptive cycling technologies for disabled riders.
CULTURE HUSTLERS EXHIBITION
A showcase of arts business models across the US! Featuring prankster Derek Erdman (Chicago, IL); metalsmiths Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks (Smith Shop of Detroit, MI); multimedia artist Kristen Farr (San Francisco, CA); sign-makers from Tieton Mosaic (Tieton, WA); and artists from Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (Española, NM).
CH#12 JIM GRACE
Starting as author and law student, now Jim runs the Boston chapter of Arts & Business Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. You'll know him as the author of "The Art of Spooning", the "Good Deed Guide", and a not-so-secret-now accordion player.
CH#11 ALLYN GINNS
A ballerina and IP lawyer, Allyn now runs the Legal Link program for Locust Projects in Miami. She discusses trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property issues for visual and performing artists.
CH#10 PAOLA FERRER
Being an actor & attorney have something in common for Paola Ferrer. Born in Puerto Rico, she's the ultimate side-hustler who now uses her performance skills to advocate at the Massachusetts State House.
REVIEW OF CULTURE HUSTLERS EXHIBITION!
NEXT Producer Andrea Muraskin takes us on an exhibition tour of "Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business" at the Boston Center for the Arts, starring: Derek Erdman, Kristin Farr, SmithShop, Tieton Mosaic, and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center.
CH#9 Dave Cambria & Frans Wetterings
Shooting “In The Bedroom” to “Brotherhood”, and commercial work from Volkswagen to Victoria's Secret, Frans & Dave have joined their talents for 20 years in Red Herring Motion Picture Lighting and now Red Sky Studios.
CH#8 Shawn Kolodny
When not running NYC clubs like Pink Elephant & Go, Shawn's creating installation art in Miami like the Fake Fulfillment Center... and someday a tank covered in glitter and diamond dust.
CH#7 Hilken Mancini
Rocking with The Monsieurs, Fuzzy, Shepherdess, slinging vintage at 40 South Street, Hilken co-founded Girls Rock Campaign Boston and Punk Rock Aerobics.
MakinG Noise in FLORIDA
Buying a '73 ambulance and hauling public art to Florida never felt so right. Popping up around the Sunshine state for conversations with artists and entrepreneurs.
CH#6 Jake Shapiro
PRX and Radio Public co-founder Jake Shapiro takes us through revolutionary Russia, marketing Two Ton Shoe, and the founding of the podcast format itself.
CH#5 Hellcats Inc.
Orlando graphic and apparel designers Clark Orr and Brittany Reagan "married" their talents in Hellcats Inc. Get ready for client war stories and tips on building brand.
CH#4 Christine Varriale
Editor-in-Chief of Allston Pudding Christine Varriale uses her econ degree to market music and thoroughly enjoy basement shows.
DROPPIN ANCHOR AT THE BCA
Installing the Mobile Incubator at the Boston Center for the Arts to create podcasts, workshops and consulting for Boston's cultural industries.
CH#3 RICK JENKINS
For 20+ years Rick has run the Comedy Studio and collaborated with Maron, Mirman, Gulman, Kirkman and more. And he just announced his move to Bow Market in Somerville, MA!
CH#2 RYAN COOK
As a location scout and manager for Showtime, Warner Bros, and other studios, Ryan talks about dealing with cops, mobsters, celebrities and other challenges in making a creative project happen.
CH#1 Erin Robertson
Project Runway winner Erin Robertson talks about Utah -> Boston, dentalogy to design, and the spirit of "What's the worst that can happen?".
CULTURE HUSTLERS TEASER
Have you ever wondered who made all this cool stuff around me? A short teaser on the Culture Hustlers podcast, interviewing artists, performers, writers, designers, and other cultural entrepreneurs on how they hacked their living by selling culture.