Make Your Art Work for You was a core conversation session at SXSW 2008 with about 40 attendees. Artists came out of the tech woodwork to attend this session. The conversation pooled the group's experiences with creating art and distributing artworks including visual art, poetry, books, music and film. These various arts have rich social networks within each artform but rarely talk across disciplines unless directly collaborating, such as a book illustrator with a writer. This conversation illustrated the rich promise for social networking around the creative process as well as around the business of distributing art.