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Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists Paperback – October 15, 2013
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There are many books about arts marketing and trade publications offering specific advice for specific arts markets and strategies for making a living as an artist. What's different about Living and Sustaining a Creative Life is the personal approach, which is helpful for understanding how working artists have individually designed their careers with work-life balance and economy in mind. The art field is truly unique encompassing such a wide variety of talents, interests, and micro economies. I've enjoyed the variety of perspectives and experiences compiled in this collection. The life of a working artist is as much about lifestyle as it is about breadwinning and I think this title articulates both the challenges and possibilities of earning a living with one's art, while maintaining creative perspective, practice, and having a life.
The essays are concise and well edited, it's a quick read, with a human voice, peppered with a few swear words and humor, while maintaining seriousness, depth and being informative. Most of the essays express struggle at different levels, some overcome and some outstanding, but without a negative or depressing vibe.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It seems as though the author chose friends to write about their experiences instead of artists who could offer valuable insight into actually living and sustaining a creative... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book...It told me that most artists are actually earning a living by teaching...That is depressing but true...I think... Read morePublished 6 months ago by GroveCanada
As a non-practicing artist, only at the moment, this book has inspired me to dust off my talents and polish them a little. A fantastic read but it does not stop there. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lizelle Herman
If you're an artist and expect to make a career out of it, you should read this book. You'll hear from 40 other artists how they balance business and art in order to sustain... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. Carballo
Purchased as a gift for an artist friend changed his life great book.Published 11 months ago by Stacy Hurry
This book tells real stories, in all their complexities, of how artists craft a life that leaves space and energy for their work, while still finding a way to make the financial... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Painter Judy