Determining Success

Recently, I got asked by a friend who is studying for Art Librarianship this question in regards to research for a paper she is writing about information seeking behavior and scholarly communication of practicing artists:

“…What is your definition of being a “successful” practicing artist?  What factors do you take into account when thinking about your success?  Do you take social media hits and mentions into account in addition to projects completed?  Are your goals financially motivated, or do you take other considerations into account?”

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