The distinguished SNAAP National Advisory Board meeting at Arizona State University.Standing: Raymond Tymas-Jones, University of Utah; Laurence Kaptain, University of Colorado Denver; Antonia Contro, Marwen, Chicago; Ken Fischer, University of MIchigan; Bob Sirota, composer, New York; Chris Ford, Baltimore School for the Arts; Sammy Hoi, MICA; Alex Frenette, Arizona State University and SNAAP postdoctoral research scholar; Aaron Flagg, Hartt School, University of Hartford; Sarah Cunningham, VCUarts.Seated: Amber Dumford, SNAAP research analyst, Indiana University; Steven Tepper, Arizona State University and SNAAP research director; Douglas Dempster, University of Texas at Austin and SNAAP board chair; Sally Gaskill, SNAAP director, Indiana University; Becca Houghton, SNAAP project coordinator, Indiana University.
by This article by Stephen J. Tepper and Elizabeth Long Lingo: "The authors argue that artists need to be masters of navigating across historically disparate domains, for example, specialization and generalist skills, autonomy and social engagement, the economy’s periphery and the core, precarious employment and self-directed entrepreneurialism, and large metro centers and regional art markets. In addition, artists both work beyond existing markets and create entirely new opportunities for themselves and others. As catalysts of change and innovation, artistic workers face special challenges managing ambiguity, developing and sustaining a creative identity, and forming community in the context of an individually based enterprise economy." Tepper_Lingo_Work_and_Occupations_092214