Jim Culleton is a Dublin-based theatre director and artistic director of the Olivier Award-winning Fishamble: The New Play Company. For Fishamble, he has directed productions of new plays which have toured throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, Australia and the US. He has also directed for the Abbey Theatre, and for many theatre companies internationally. But Jim started out as an actor needing to find a way to build his business so he could do exactly what he envisioned doing as an artist true to his craft, and Fishamble was a byproduct of his commitment to his work.
His story is particularly inspiring for those artists in the performing arts who are wondering how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle while staying true to their craft and the work they feel most passionate about. Jim shows that it is not only possible to create a business around your craft, but absolutely necessary to do so if you want to stay at the top of your game. Stay tuned for some serious inspiration and solid business advice from one of the top artistic entrepreneurs in his industry.
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