In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – In his keynote speech at the SEA (Self-Employed Artists) conference held in February 2008, playwright Matt Boresi explores the need for artists to embrace the business side of their work. He discusses some of the challenges that artists may face when making this leap, recommending that artists temporarily squelch their inner bohemian in order to embrace the business thinking that is crucial to enduring financial success on any scale. He also addresses the need to be able to articulate what you do concisely and the value of networking, and closes by explaining a concept he dubs the savvy artist’s contract with a hostile world, which is a roadmap to forging a career in the arts.