I would like to thank Routledge for their investment in a first-time author, and their guidance through the entire process. I am grateful to them for offering me a platform to discuss these issues that impact so many developing artists.

Thanks also to faculty colleagues at Bethel University Art Department who enthusiastically supported this research, and the development of the Creative Practices class within the curriculum. Specifically, Jessica Henderson and Lex Thompson who tolerated interruptions of otherwise enjoyable lunches to discuss these ideas at length, offering keen insights at pivotal points in the research. Also to Bethel University for funding part of the research through an Edgren Scholars Grant, and to Emily ...

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