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The artist as culture producer : living and sustaining a creative life

Sharon Louden (Editor)
When 'Living and Sustaining a Creative Life' was published in 2013, it became an immediate sensation. Edited by Sharon Louden, the book brought together forty essays by working artists, each sharing their own story of how to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. The book struck a nerve how do artists really make it in the world today? Louden took the book on a sixty-two-stop book tour, selling thousands of copies, and building a movement along the way. Now, Louden returns with a sequel: forty more essays from artists who have successfully expanded their practice beyond the studio and become change agents in their communities. There is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, but the essays here demonstrate the truth artists make a measurable and innovative economic impact in the non-profit sector, in education, and in corporate environments. The Artist as Culture Producer illustrates how today's contemporary artists add to creative economies through out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. By turns humorous, heartbreaking, and instructive, the testimonies of these forty diverse working artists will inspire and encourage every reader from the art student to the established artist
Print Book, English, 2017
Intellect, Bristol, UK, 2017
collective biographies
402 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
9781783207268, 1783207264
Essays: Alec Soth
Alison Wong
Andrea Zittel
Austin Thomas
Billy Dufala and Steven Dufala
Brett Wallace
Caitlin Masley
Cara Ober
Carrie Moyer
Carron Little
Chloë Bass
Duncan MacKenzie
Edgar Arceneaux
Euan Gray
Faina Lerman and Graem Whyte
Jane South
Jayme McLellan
Jean Shin
Julia Kunin
Kat Kiernan
Khaled Sabsabi
Lenka Clayton
Mark Tribe
Martina Geccelli
Matthew Deleget
Michael Scoggins
Morehshin Allahyari
Norberto Roldan
Paul Henry Ramirez
Robert Yoder
Sharon Butler
Shinique Smith
Stephanie Syjuco
Steve Lambert
Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton
Wendy Red Star
William Powhida
Conclusion: Chen Tamir
Courtney Fink
Deana Haggag