Creativity as a Career is a field guide for the artist (to be) to strengthen entrepreneurial skills. It’s also for art teachers to help prepare students for the world outside school. This field guide lays out the key skills, attitudes and knowledge needed as an a self-employed artist, AKA a “creative entrepreneur.” It builds on your existing ability to use your creativity and talent to find your own way, rather than offering supposed solutions or a well-worn path to follow. Creativity as a Career is meant to inspire and empower you to use your creative talents to channel your inner entrepreneur, and transform what are typically artistic taboos like “networking” and “money” into a part of a sustainable art career.
Written by Rutger Middendorp and the El-Art Team, edited by Katherine Oktober Matthews, and illustrated by Colien Langerwerf.
All of the Creativity as a Career material has been made under a Creative Commons license and is also available to download as a digital file for free from our website. House of Oktober has produced this print-on-demand version together with the El-Art team to enable you to easily get your own copy as a softcover book.
Note for Booksellers and Distributors:
This edition of the Creativity as a Career book was produced specifically for print-on-demand. It is therefore ineligible for the typical booksellers’ discount, though it’s possible to arrange a bulk purchase.