...frees the creative person from all-or-nothing thinking...offers clear road map for finding an exciting, balanced, and fulfilling life. -- Debra Laks, Director, Career Transition Resources, and Career Development Specialist, Network-Program Committee
Dr. Ormonts book is a comprehensive and empowering guide for any performing artist facing change. -- Suzie Jary, M.S.W., C.S.W., Director of Client Services, Career Transition For Dancers
From the Publisher
Many creative people have long accepted that they must either suffer financially to pursue their dreams or entirely give up their aspirations to make ends meet. Both avenues have traditionally been frustrating, as the "starving artist" would panic every time rent is due or the mainstream professional would pine for the artistic endeavors that he or she abandoned in order to make a living. For creative people traveling on either path, there is cause for celebration. In the only book of its kind, Career Solutions for Creative People unveils the keys for artists of all disciplines to find the time and freedom to pursue their talents while also making a stable and rewarding living.
For author Dr. Ronda Ormont, the posthumous Career Solutions for Creative People is the permanent record and natural extension of her work as a career counselor who specialized in guiding actors, singers, dancers, musicians, set and costume designers, directors, writers, and other artists. Ormont distilled this essential volume from her more than twenty years as a work counselor and interviews with more than five thousand people from every walk of the creative life. Citing real-life examples, Ormont illustrates how others have struggled with unequal investments in their creative and practical lives and how those imbalances were resolved.