So common is the expression, it almost sounds like one word: starvingartists.
There's far more artistic talent around than money to support the artists. More and more artists are seeing fewer and fewer jobs.
Time for a new approach? See what some performing arts schools are doing, including the famous Juilliard.
Watch the story tonight (Tues., July 9, 2013) on PBS NewsHour, airing from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on PBS Hawaii.