“The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love” is a comprehensive handbook for visual artists, full of information, how-to’s, and detailed explanations of the professional skills and business practices artists need to build and sustain their careers. It is an experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can apply to their own practice. With equal parts of practicality, warmth, good humor, and insight, Battenfield demystifies the path artist’s travel towards a flourishing career. The book's website: www.artistcareerguide.com contains an additional 20 Reality Check interviews with leading art professionals for more advice and information.
Published by DaCapo Press (2009), development of the book was a NYFA sponsored project and received crucial support from the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Author Jackie Battenfield maintains her own career as a visual artist and teaches professional development classes at the Creative Capital Foundation, and Columbia University.