To be honest, I was a little nervous while reading this book because I wanted to absorb as much information as I could from it. Art Inc – The essential guide for building your career as an artist by Lisa Congdon (available here) covers pretty much anything an artist needs to know to get started, the necessary tools and mindsets along with lots of advice, resources and experiences from people who have already started building their path as an artist. For this one I recommend having with you a soft pencil and a lot of papers to bookmark pages because I can guarantee, you will be bookmarking almost every page!
“When you affirm yourself as an artist,
the road before you can feel equally exciting and terrifying”. (p.14)
The book is organized in seven main chapters followed by four pages of resources like call for artists sites, print competitions and annuals, print services to tax information, domains and hosting at the end of the book. Below (more…)