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The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Paperback)
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. With a foreword by Hyperallergic cofounder and editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian, The Artist as Culture Producer is set to make an indelible mark on the art world—redefining how we see and support contemporary artists.
Louden’s worldwide book tour begins in March 2017. More information and tour dates can be found online at www.livesustain.org.
About the Author
— Library Journal
— Public Art Review
— American Craft Magazine
— CAA Reviews
— Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art
— Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent at Politico
— Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
— Jonathan T.S. Neil, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art & the Center for Management in the Creative Industries, Claremont Graduate University
— Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art
— Steven J. Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University