During our own studies, we often struggled with questions of how we would sustain ourselves as professional artists. Alternative Artistic Economies addresses this question in the current context through a workshop addressed to students in the Performing Arts. First developed for students of the SNDO Bachelor of choreography program, the aim is to accompany students in contextualizing their work, while triggering creative thinking around the production and communication strategies. We offer our own journey and those of other colleagues starting points, proposing games and exercises to explore the subject; mapping techniques, peer support groups, and brainstorming sessions.