Friday, January 8, 2010

Business of Art Book Reviews: Dreaming and Making the Dream Reality

Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies that Offer time and Space for Creativity (Artists Communities: A Directory of Residences That Offer Time & Spa)
Artists Communities Alliance of Artist Communities
Julia Kirt: buy this book and dream, highlights places for space & time to create art. All info online, but hard copy fun to highlight & drool on
Liz Roth: This book is better than the most scrumptious art supply catalog. You just drool thinking of all the places you can go and get work done.
Soon not printing hard copy, see updated info on 

The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena : An Anthology from High Performance Magazine 1978-1998 (Thinking Publicly.)The Citizen Artist: 20 years of art in the public arena
Linda Frye Burnham and Seven Durland editors
Julia Kirt: Compendium of community-based art projects, theory and practice of artists’ social impact, contributing to and changing society
Get a taste at

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.The Four-Hour Workweek
Tim Ferriss
Sarah Atlee: The 4HWW made me realize that my most valuable asset is my time. It inspired me to quit my last day job and commit to art full time.

 The volume of books about art businesses is pretty overwhelming with many titles and concentrations. I have read close more than a dozen business books targeting artists and sometimes get confused which is which, not to mention which ones to recommend for whom.
This is the last installment of a series of feature brief reviews and recommendations of business of art books by several knowledgeable artists. I hope the reviews will help artists know which books are most useful for which topics and career stages.

Feel free to add your own reviews and/or book ideas. Thanks to the Guest Authors of these reviews!

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