Link below to a very important article about money and the artist’s life. We have to be willing to discuss money when advising people about “going for it” in the arts. It simply isn’t possible for everyone with the talent and drive to reach their potential, if they can’t afford to live in the culture within which they are creating work. I’ve never seen an article like this one, which explains specifically how people who come from a well-off, financially supporting family have specific advantages.
My parents give me $28,000 a year (vox.com)