In an artists career you must surround yourself with supportive people in order to support the work you do. Support is primary for an artist who takes up space in the realm of an outsider. As an outsider the artist is able to respond to their cultural narrative and recompose it as if watching a sporting event.
The artist will sacrifice just as much if not more than the entrepreneur to make his own endeavors matter. The difference being he or she will not make decisions based on money or markets. This is not to say that money doesn't matter - it does, just in the amount necessary to keep his or her studio in order. An entrepreneur is the intermediary between capital and labor where as an artist is intermediary between their own competing instincts. It is the purist form of mediation - between the spirit or ethereal world and the physical world on Earth. In a way that unfolds existence on earth and the human experience, the artist represents just as much of the human spirit as does the priest or Pope. The artist is their own creator and facilitator, their own intermediary between competing realities.
The artist is their own temple, mosque or cathedral. The space they occupy is the place that holds tradition and equity of spirit. This may seem a bit lofty for the parameters of a studios use, but given the transient nature of the world they portray, a space of consistency and potency makes their reality seem constant and understandable. It's the base from which excursion of thought can exist. A place that permits distortions and dreams accessible. It is the place I will always seek!