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The Library and the Artist

Have you thought of using the library as a resource in your life as a professional artist?  Libraries collect the print and online materials you need to be successful in your career, sources such as:

  • Sources about art generally, contemporary art, arts in all media, and more
  • Books and databases of images
  • Periodicals and websites with information about exhibition and other types of opportunities
  • Examples of artists statements and interviews with artists to learn how others in your profession talk about their own art
  • "How to" books that discuss everything from color to building a kiln
  • Videos about art
  • Sources for grants and other types of funding
  • Internships
  • Career guides and books on the business of being an artist

Your greatest asset in the library is the reference librarian, who can help you find the information you need throughout your career. 

This guide is just a starting point for you to use as you begin to develop your professional career.

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