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5 Books That Can Help Artists With Their Career
Hey artists! Searching for career help and or inspiration?
Career 14 Mar 2023

Hey artists! Searching for career help and or inspiration? Here are five books that can be helpful for artists looking to develop their art careers:

  1. “Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist” by Lisa Congdon: This book provides practical advice on how to create and market your art, navigate the art world, and build a sustainable career as an artist. Not only did Lisa write this book, but she also illustrated it too!
    Buy it here.
  2. “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield: This book offers insights into the creative process and how to overcome the inner resistance that can prevent artists from reaching their full potential. The War of Art is essentially an extended pep talk/motivational speech meant to pump you up into doing what they’re putting off doing!
    Buy it here.

  3. “Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered” by Austin Kleon: This autor rose to fame with his trilogy of books about creativity in our digital culture: Steal Like an ArtistShow Your Work!, and Keep Going, which addresses how you can succeed at your creative endeavors and how you can promote yourself effectively. This book provides tips on how to promote and share your work effectively, build your audience, and connect with other artists and creative professionals.
    Buy it here.
  4. “How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms” by Cory Huff: This book is an essential guide for every kind of artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system while providing guidance on how to – sell your art online, find your niche, create a strong online presence, and build a successful art business.
    Buy it here
  5. “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life” by Twyla Tharp: This book offers insights into the creative process and how to develop habits that can help you stay productive and inspired over the long term.
    Buy it here

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