The Artist as Culture Producer:
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Edited by Sharon Louden

Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by University of Chicago Press

We are able to accept tax-deductible donations to support the conversation tour all across America and abroad as a fiscally-sponsored entity through the New York Foundation for the Arts:


By donating now, you allow us to secure more venues and artists to our growing list of stops. Funds will be used for transportation, accommodations, honoraria, etc. and will allow us to include as many contributors as possible from the book at locales spread throughout the country and overseas, cross-pollinating artists between different regions.  Our current Tour Page of  venues is constantly being updated, so check back often!

Your support is invaluable in our efforts to not only connect visual artists with other artists and arts professionals between different regions, but to also help educate the general public about the important roles visual artists play within our communities. The more we can convey how essential the visual arts are to the creative economy, the better chance we have to secure greater funding for all of the arts in our secondary school systems.

The following documents comprehensively outline our objectives:

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help maximize book tour opportunities around the country and abroad. So far we have raised over $11,000 thanks to the incredible generosity of the following supporters:

Ezra & Christy Hubbard, Joel & Sherry Mallin, David & Susan Marco, Sanjay & Katrina Mankani, Veena & Ashok Vaswani, Ramesh & Janis Mahtani, Emily Santangelo, Vicki Freeman & Michael Cuchetto, James Lecce, Ronald Bosco, Rebecca Hill, Barry Hoggard, Leslie Gerber-Seid, Tom Nelson & Martha Dayton, Darlene Charneco, Bill Schwinghammer, Kent Morey, Laura Skoler, Olga Viso & Cameron Gainer, Kim & Michael McCarty, Phil & Tammie Rosenbloom, Lee & Amy Lowell, Catherine Valega & Beat Arnet, Herman & Connie Milligan, Kate Shepherd, Jim & Kathy Kellmer, Mark Sheinkman, Frank Olt, Michael Rosenthal, Patrick Muller, Phil Freshman, MaDora Frey, Joe Covey, Catherine Haley Epstein and Janice Caswell, Steve Stovitz and Rebecca Skoler, Lyndel and Blaine King, Peggy and Ralph Burnet, Susan and Rob White, and Andrea Pollan.

Thank you so much for your help in supporting this effort and taking this journey with us!

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