Encompassing Creativity:

How to THRIVE as a Freelance Artist

Now enrolling for
Sept 21th to October 31st

To sign up for the inaugural course which will be limited to 15 clients, send an email to


The six week course begins on Monday, September 21st. And ends at the end of October.

Cost: $200 OR £150 50% discount for under 30’s and students.


The videos are exclusive. The password will change as soon as you get it.

Write to to enroll.

Ever want to hear people who make a successful full-time career in the arts talk candidly and explain the how and the why of their success? Want to take a course that does not involve a lot of writing or zoom fatigue?

That will make you explore your feelings about why you create, how you go about marketing, how you pursue your goals and meet challenges?

4 unique films with 4 charismatic artists

Learn how they stoke their passion, pursue self-promotion, confront procrastination and face up to pain!

Honest answers to the tough questions that all creative people grapple with.

This is not a Masterclass, not a Ted talk but four very successful freelance artists talking close up – to YOU! They are self aware, self deprecating and funny.

They speak to you whether you share their art form or not!


I will be there for you throughout the six weeks. You can contact me via email with feedback and questions at any times. I will cheerlead and hand hold where necessary.

Part 1. 
Receive a personalized introduction.
Once a week for 4 weeks I’ll send you a powerful 20-minute video. Together we will review a short questionnaire. In this way you’ll be integrating the messages of the video, how it relates to your work and your creative issues.

Part 2.
One time event – Participate in a 60-minute zoom discussion with the artists who are featured in the videos.

Part 3.
An intensive hour-long call with me (you set the agenda) with follow up emails for 2 weeks to discuss your work challenges and your future. We reflect on your work and your needs and do some afterwork that supports you.

BONUS: I’ll send you a pdf with resources that will be useful to you.

At each stage, you tailor the course to your needs.

I guarantee you’ll get tips about honing your craft, you’ll feel energized and enjoy your work more.


The lineup:

  • Steve Elson – saxophonist A saxophonist who plays jazz and rock who has toured with David Bowie and David Byrne.
  • Gene Pristker – composer A versatile composer who runs his own nonprofit performance art organization and has written 700 compositions that include hip hop and chamber operas.
  • Antu Yacob – actor/ writer An Ethiopian born writer/actor/ voice over artist and teacher who often writes work for her own shows.
  • Ruth Whaley – artist A German/British/American painter who has found commercial success in a second career.

Our videographer is Moti Margolin


Photos on this page from Jude’s new workshop Encompassing Creativity. How to Survive as Thrive as a Freelance Artist!

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– Laurie Stern. St Paul MN

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She has contacts with clients who are production houses and knows what they want and how to redesign and sell your material.


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This workshop is available for one on one and for groups. 

You need to take this first step to help me help you!

To get started, simply email me. I will work with you to create the best plan for you, taking into consideration your time and your budget. 

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