Introducing Artist Day Jobs, a new series in which we’ll explore how artists and musicians are making a living to support their talents. Know an artist with an interesting day job? Email us at [email protected].

In 2005, Anna Tsantir had a full-time arts administration gig and no time for her art. She decided there had to be a way of making a living that also supported her true passion — and so Anna founded Two Bettys Green Cleaning Service, the eco-friendly house cleaning company she now runs. While Anna no longer cleans houses herself, she has 28 “Bettys” on staff, all of them artists, musicians, or healers.


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“Take the Lead” by Colleen Budge, Mike Johnson, and Tim Wagner

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