The Artist's Guide

How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

Author: Jackie Battenfield

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786748060

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Using a “tough love approach” to pursuing a career in the visual arts, Jackie Battenfield expands on her highly successful classes and workshops to provide a comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, Battenfield offers readily applicable advice on all aspects of the job. Along with tips on planning and assessment, she presents strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development. Each chapter ends with an insightful “Reality Check” interview, featuring advice and useful information from high-profile artists and professionals. The result is an inspiring, experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can easily apply to their own career.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Author: Sharon Louden

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 178320012X

Category: Art

Page: 226

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In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and Big Picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist and art enthusiast, and will help redefine what ‘success’ means to a professional artist.

ART/WORK

Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career

Author: Heather Darcy Bhandari,Jonathan Melber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416572384

Category: Art

Page: 304

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The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field. Originally published in 2009, Art/Work was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career. But the rules have changed since then, due to the proliferation of social media, increasing sophistication of online platforms, and ever more affordable digital technology. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves—including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. Now Heather Bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world. In this revised and updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? How can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, updated commission legal templates, organizational tips, tax information, and advice for artists who don’t make objects. An important resource for gallerists, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, and artists alike, Art/Work is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.

Taking the Leap

Building a Career As a Visual Artist

Author: Cay Lang

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811818155

Category: Art

Page: 203

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Offers artists advice on creating a portfolio, planning a career strategy, staging art exhibitions, and making useful connections

Guide to Getting Arts Grants

Author: Ellen Liberatori

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581158319

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Get that arts grant and be more independent! In this book, artists and arts groups will find all they need to know to support themselves through grants and special projects. This expert guide, written by an insider who has been on both the grant-making and the grant-writing side of the arts, shows readers how to assess their personal strengths and set goals to pursue their dreams. Hands-on examples and how-to exercises are provided for every situation: from creating artists’ statements, to writing letters, fellowship applications, and arts-organization applications, to being ready for that all-important site visit. Online resources, tips on portfolio and personal prep, and information about the inner workings of boards and how to handle the yes, the no, and the maybe make this the complete guide to getting that arts grant. • More than 66,000 foundations give grants—this book helps artists get them • Unique exercises from an insider, plus upbeat, positive approach • Focuses on personal preparation for applying for and getting a grant Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The World's Your Stage

How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love

Author: William Baker,Warren Gibson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814436161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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If you're like most performing artists, you're not in it for the money. Whether you're a musician, a dancer, or an actor, you've spent years mastering your craft. But to make it your career-you need to figure out how to get paid. Jobs are scarce and talent alone no longer assures success. Today's performers need to hone their entrepreneurial skills and create their own careers. Inspired by the celebrated Juilliard course, The World's Your Stage explains the business side of the performing arts. Filled with insights from leading figures in the arts as well as lessons from thriving artist-entrepreneurs, the book helps you: Understand the numbers * Find your niche-and fill it * Market and promote yourself and your venture * Network productively * Fundraise both online and off * Balance artistic and financial growth with the Oportunity Framework * And more. Keep your dream alive, but keep a clear eye on the facts. With planning and work, you can make a living doing what you love-you just need to learn how.

I'd Rather be in the Studio!

The Artist's No-excuse Guide to Self-promotion

Author: Alyson B. Stanfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983146209

Category: Art

Page: 279

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Offers a guide to help develop, maintain, and grow an art career, including how to create a marketing plan, use traditional and Internet avenues to attract potential clients and followers, and handle financial transactions.

Arts & Numbers

A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class

Author: Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 193284175X

Category: Art

Page: 199

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"A guide to financial planning, budgeting, and business basics for creative professionals, artists, and nonprofit managers"--Provided by publisher.

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist

Author: Tad Crawford

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581157711

Category: Art

Page: 304

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This classic guide for artists is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more. The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Art, Inc.

The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist

Author: Lisa Congdon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452135843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

Starting Your Career as an Artist

A Guide to Launching a Creative Life

Author: Angie Wojak,Stacy Miller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621534898

Category: Art

Page: 304

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In this comprehensive manual, veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals and create a plan of action to advance their professional careers, and use their talents to build productive lives in the art world. In addition, the book includes insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene. The second edition features a new chapter on social media and includes interviews with artists, museum professionals, and educators. All chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as: •Using social media to advance your practice •Health and safety for artists •Artist’s resumes and CVs •Finding alternative exhibition venues •Building community through networking •Collaborating and finding mentors •Refining career aspirations This invaluable resource is sure to encourage and inspire artists to create their own opportunities as they learn how the creativity that occurs inside the studio can be applied to developing a successful career in the art world. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

How to Sell Your Art Online

Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms

Author: Cory Huff

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062414968

Category: Art

Page: 192

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An essential guide for artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system, find their niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell their art. For years, galleries have acted as gatekeeper separating artists and collectors. But with the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with buyers and making a substantial living doing what they love. How to Sell Your Art Online shows any artist how to make a successful living from their work. Cory Huff dispels the myth of the starving artist and provides the effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations pay. He helps individual artists find their niche; outlines the elements essential for an effective website; and provides invaluable advice on e-mail marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and paid advertising—explaining how to tie all these online activities into offline success. Most importantly, he shares the secret to overcoming the biggest challenge artists face when self-marketing: learning how to tell their unique stories. Every artist has a reason for making art, but can’t always find the right way to express it. Huff provides exercises artists can use to clarify the intellectual and emotional process behind their art, and teaches them how turn that knowledge into stories they can tell online and in person—and expand their reach through blogs and social media to build their art business. Drawing from the stories of successful artists, thoroughly describing how art is sold today, and providing tips on how to build connections personally and electronically, How to Sell Your Art Online illustrates the countless ways artists can take control of their creative careers—and sell their work without selling out.

Writing the Artist Statement

Revealing the True Spirit of Your Work

Author: Ariane Goodwin

Publisher: Infinity Pub

ISBN: 9780741408433

Category: Art

Page: 142

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In this book, there are three paths. The whole track-from beginning to end-is a developmental sequence of information and exercises designed to ease you into writing an artist statement. The journey integrates the technical and professional levels of writing with an emotional and spiritual understanding of why you are doing this. The fast track-the technical nuts and bolts on how to write an artist statement-can be pulled together from chapters: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 24, 27, 28-39, and 41-44. The contemplative track-a tapestry of psychological, philosophical, and spiritual information, which relates to a range of professional and personal pursuits besides the artist statement-can be found in chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13-23, 26, 30 and 46.

How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Author: Ari Herstand

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631491512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to: Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape. There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

Art-Write

Crafting Effective Artist Statements and Promotional Materials: the Writing Guide for Visual Artists

Author: Vicki Krohn Amorose

Publisher: Luminare Press

ISBN: 9781937303129

Category: Art

Page: 110

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Practical information for artists trying to sell their work. Formatted in a workbook style with fill exercises and examples.

The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing

How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist

Author: Gigi Rosenberg

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823000702

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

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Designed for professional and aspiring artists and writers, a guide based on the author's acclaimed "Grant Writing for Success" workshops shares comprehensive information for navigating the increasingly competitive grant-funding process to write savvy grant proposals, in a volume complemented by practice worksheets. Original.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul

Author: Caroll Michels

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805006044

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Covers public relations, exhibitions, art dealers, rejection, grants, other sources of income, insurance, resumes, and motivation

The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist, Enhanced Edition

Author: Margaret Lazzari

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495910260

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Primarily designed to help visual art students make the transition from art school to their own practice, THE PRACTICAL HANDBOOK FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST is also an excellent resource for practicing artists. This ENHANCED SECOND EDITION continues to focus on all aspects of the emerging artist’s career-studio practice, including developing ties in the art world, documenting work, making digital images, exhibiting art, writing about art, taking on curatorial responsibilities, addressing financial and legal concerns, and attending graduate school, with added emphasis on art in the digital age. The text demonstrates how students can make things happen for their careers, in addition to helping them find and approach already-existing outlets for their work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Creative and Media

Author: Cath Senker,Anne Rooney

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237540126

Category: Arts

Page: 48

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This title looks at all areas of the Creative and Media sector: it explores roles in the limelight, such as actor or presenter, and also those behind the scenes, including set dresser and sound engineer. It covers jobs in the print media, such as journalist and editor, and explores the world of promotion, design, and being creative with technology. In the Workplace is a new and informative series aimed at giving KS4 students an opportunity to explore different areas of work that may be of interest to them after leaving school. It includes information on how to find a job in a particular field, the qualities needed, what your main tasks would be and how to work your way to the top of that field.

"Starving" to Successful

The Artist's Guide to Getting Into Galleries and Selling More Art

Author: J. Jason Horejs

Publisher: Reddot Press

ISBN: 9780615568324

Category: Art

Page: 204

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Provides insight into the art business from the perspective of a gallery owner.