Why has it been traditionally difficult for creatives to earn money from their craft? Tara Prendergast is a passionate and active voice for giving the power back to creative businesses and independent artists. Tara began her entrepreneurial journey at 19, after quitting her fine art education, recognising the fact it could prove quite difficult to make money from her painting skill. She opted for a start your own business course and opened a restaurant instead. Fast forward 20 years and Tara?s journey has evolved from that decisive moment of putting down her paint brush. Choosing an interesting path of working with start-ups, opening two businesses and travelling the world something never left her mind: Why is it so difficult for Creative people to make money from their craft? Tara sold her last business in 2012 and moved to Dublin where she began to help small businesses with their social media platforms. Over a two-year period, Tara decided to launch a niche Brand to the creative space, aligning her age-old passion for the Creative sector. The brand BISCUIT was born in Jan 2015 and since then has helped over 15 creative entrepreneurs through 1:1 Coaching.
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What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTallaght, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTallaght event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.