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1) The world's your stage: how performing artists can make a living while still doing what they love
AMACOM, American Management Association
Filled with insights from leading figures in the arts as well as lessons from thriving artist-entrepreneurs, the authors explain the business side of performing arts, in a book that helps readers understand the numbers, find their niche, market and promote themselves and their venture, network productively , fundraise both online and off and much more.
2) The death of the artist: how creators are struggling to survive in the age of billionaires and big tech
Henry Holt and Company
"Over the last twenty years, art has become more accessible than ever before. A painter can post their latest creation on Instagram and wait as the likes pile up; a budding filmmaker can shoot a clip on their iPhone, then upload it to YouTube for thousands to view. The digital landscape has fundamentally altered what it means to be creative, as well as how consumers interact with artistic production both economically and curatorially. William Deresiewicz,...
Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc
"A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You...
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