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Real artists don't starve : timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age / Jeff Goins, bestselling author of The art of work.

Goins, Jeff. (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library NX163.G65 R43 2017 37684001097853 Career Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library NX163.G65 R43 2017 37684001091822 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0718086260
  • ISBN: 9780718086268
  • Physical Description: xix, 231 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Myth of the starving artist -- part 1. Mind-set: You aren't born an artist ; Stop trying to be original ; Apprentice under a master ; Harness your stubbornness -- part 2. Market: Cultivate patrons ; Go join a scene ; Collaborate with others ; Practice in public -- part 3. Money: Don't work for free ; Own your work ; Diversify your portfolio ; Make money to make art -- Conclusion: Join the new Renaissance.
Summary, etc.:
Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world's most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don't Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including: Steal from your influences (don't wait for inspiration); Collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve); Take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones); Make money in order to make more art (it's not selling out); and Apprentice under a master (a "lone genius" can never reach full potential). Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it's also a fulfilling way to thrive. From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins' revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity. Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller The Art of Work, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn't a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed. - Publisher.
You don't have to choose between a creative life and a prosperous one. Goins believes we live in an era of unprecedented opportunity, and invites readers to drop the myths and flat-out lies that have been drilled into them. Real artists don't starve-- they thrive. And you can, too.
Subject: Arts > Vocational guidance.
Arts > Economic aspects.
Art > Vocational guidance.
Art > Economic aspects.
Art > Marketing.
Creative ability.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Vocational guidance.

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