845-887-3156 debra@debracortese.com

ARTISTS – whether you’ve already participated in a workshop and want to explore more options for your art career, or if you are not able to attend any of the workshops but seriously want to learn about the many ways of earning a living from your art, this page has most of my favorite resources*.

I only recommend books, products, services and people that I have personal, positive experience with.

If you have any questions regarding these resources, please send them to me at: debra (at) debracortese.com

My recommended resources to advance your art & art career:

Art Licensing – Artists! Learn to build your Art Licensing Business

Art Marketing – “I’d Rather Be In The Studio” – Alyson B. Stanfield

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

COACHING – private, group and teleseminar options:

Alyson B. Stanfield – Art Biz Coach

Listen & Learn to license your art with artist, Tara Reed

Learn more about coaching with artist, Paul Brent

Reading List:

Books, Blogs, eBooks, Trade Publications/Organizations, more

How to Get Started in Art Licensing – Tara Reed

I’d Rather Be In The Studio – Alyson B. Stanfield

The One Page Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur

Licensing Art 101, Third Edition Updated: Publishing and Licensing Your Artwork for Profit

Art Marketing 101, Third Edition: A Handbook for the Fine Artist (Art Marketing 101: A Handbook for the Fine Artist)

Licensing Art and Design: A Professional’s Guide to Licensing and Royalty Agreements

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines)

Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition)

Art Licensing Info – BLOG

Art Office: 80+ business forms, charts, sample letters, legal documents & business plans

SURTEX Annual Art, Design, Textile Trade Show & Conferences – New York City

SURTEX is a dynamic B2B market, like no other, filled with the latest trend-on artwork, designers and licensors from around the world. Nearly 300 exhibitors selling and licensing the most diverse art & design of approximately 1,000 artists/designers, draw some 6,000 quality buyers and licensees – top decision-makers from manufacturers and retailers of all product categories.


Licensing International Expo is the world’s premier brand and property marketplace, offering exclusive insight into the players and trends that will continue to drive the $190 billion licensing industry for years to come.


Hay House Events

Hay House Radio

The Astonishing Power of Emotions

The Adventurers Club



* Affiliate Note: I may earn a commission on products that you purchase from following a link on this page and I only recommend products or services that I personally use and believe in. This is another way for an artist/entrepreneur to earn money and continue doing the kinds of work you love. It’s also a good topic for another workshop!updated December 4, 2012