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Crossover: How Artists Build Careers across Commercial, Nonprofit, and Community Work.

Markusen, Ann, Sam Gilmore, Amanda Johnson, Titus Levi, and Andrea Martinez.

The authors argue that the art world and general public generally view artists and the arts as compartmentalized into three distinct spheres: the commercial sector, the nonprofit sector, and the community sector. This study delineates the three sectors, analyzes how they are organized, considers the motivations and conventions that govern each sector, and explores how artists navigate these sectorial divides. The authors conclude that artists move among sectors far more fluidly than expected, and suggest how leaders in each sector might acknowledge the contributions of others and cooperate to encourage greater cross-fertilization.

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Minneapolis: Project on Regional and Industrial Economics.
Supported in part through funds provided by the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
100 pp.
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