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Art Pays Me

The goal of the Art Pays Me Podcast is to help creative people figure out how to use their power to improve their lives and the world. We want to dig into the business strategies of successful creatives in order to break down how they achieved their goals. Art Pays Me is hosted by Artist and Designer, Duane Jones, Founder of lifestyle brand Art Pays Me.

May 30, 2021

Photographer Amy Eaton gives some insight into her path to photography, her business and why she incorporated teaching online courses. We also talk about the importance of nurturing creativity in children and learn about Amy’s podcast, Bold Company that features unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs and...


May 23, 2021

Jenn talks about how the pandemic gave her a chance to learn new skills that have made her more independent as an artist and discuss why we wish we took more classes during our time at NSCADU. She also talks about her collection of covers of Canadian classics, her cover of Eye Of The Tiger being featured on multiple...


May 16, 2021

UK based Jewelry designer and academic, Melanie Eddy talks about her work, her beginnings in Bermuda and how teaching at Central Saint Martins impacts her practice. We also talk about addressing social justice as a creative and why we think being Bermudian is a super power.

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May 10, 2021

Textile Artist and Printmaker Julie Rosvall discusses her process, her solo exhibition, Iterations, at Harvest Gallery and how Craft Nova Scotia supports crafters in Nova Scotia. We also talk about why it’s ok to not have it all figured out and the importance of community. 

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May 3, 2021

Artist and Designer Tafui shares her journey from Jamaica to Canada, how culture influences her work and why her dad’s lessons were so impactful. We also talk about why it’s important to be open to diverse perspectives in art, design and life and how she's helping Black students pursue a creative education. 

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