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EPISODE 33

Marko Prpic // IFCC Croatia

FOUNDING IFCC, BEING AN ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR

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Art Heroes Podcast ep.33:
Marko Prpic // IFCC Croatia
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Who is it
Marko Prpic Zets is a 41-year-old Croatian creative and founder of various art/design-related projects, such as Boonika Network, Boonika Pages, IFCC Croatia, IFCC Academy, Boonar Studio, The Game Workshop, Zets Jewelry, 3DAKTA, and others. He describes himself as a jack of all trades and a master of none.

Why should you listen
In this episode of the Art Heroes Podcast, Marko explains his journey as a creative for the last 20 years and the different projects he has dedicated his time to. He talks about the Boonika Network community, what they did, and how it gave birth to the IFCC arts festival
Summary
Marko Prpic Zets is a 41-year-old Croatian creative and founder of various art/design-related projects, such as Boonika Network, Boonika Pages, IFCC Croatia, IFCC Academy, Boonar Studio, The Game Workshop, Zets Jewelry, 3DAKTA, and others. He describes himself as a jack of all trades and a master of none.

In this episode of the Art Heroes Podcast, Marko explains his journey as a creative for the last 20 years and the different projects he has dedicated his time to. He talks about the Boonika Network community, what they did, and how it gave birth to the IFCC arts festival.

Listen in to learn why after years of running the IFCC, Marko has finally decided to bring it to an end only remaining with a part of it in the digital space. You will also learn about the factors that contributed to the failure of the art business in a small country like Croatia.
"Live events only work if you want to do something about your career and if you have a killer portfolio."
KEY MOMENTS OF THE EPISODE

  • [1:09] Marko talks about the many projects he's been involved with for the last 20 years.
  • [3:03] He explains why even though he loves art and is diverse in it, it is not the most important part of his life.
  • [6:18] The Boonika Network- who they are, how it was formed, and how it started making money.
  • [10:51] How the IFCC festival was born from Boonika Network and the challenges they've encountered managing it over the years.
  • [22:58] Why IFCC moved from the city in 2019 and going virtual in 2020.
  • [25:32] How IFCC helps artists get noticed and be motivated which also impacts their portfolio.
  • [31:55] Marko explains in detail why he's physically canceling the IFCC festival indefinitely as a way for him to concentrate on his personal life and projects.
  • [41:21] The projects and content that IFCC will be working on digitally moving forward.
  • [49:20] Marko answers the fun ten questions.
"Croatia market is small, if you think of the IFCC this is also part of the reason why it was so hard because we always had just a few people from Croatia to the event."
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