Many artists also choose to work in shared studio spaces or join a co-operative gallery. All of this feeds into the need for social interaction, which fuels the creative process. It also shows others that artists support each other and promotes a healthy art community to the general public. In any task that we do, we generate paperwork. To be a successful artist, you need to master the basics of finance and organization and know how to do basic bookkeeping on income and expenditure.