The Artist's Guide

How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

Author: Jackie Battenfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786748060

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 9785

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing

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

Author: Gigi Rosenberg

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823027228

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 2454

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists. The book is targeted at both professional and aspiring writers, performers, and visual artists who need concrete information about how to write winning grant applications and fundraise creatively so that they can finance their artistic dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Performing Policy

How Contemporary Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U.S. Artists for the Twenty-First Century

Author: P. Bonin-Rodriguez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137356502

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1907

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book demonstrates how and why a majority of US artists must now function as producers of their original works, as well as creators. The author shows how, over the span of 20 years, the USA's cultural policy sector radically redefined US artists' practices without cohesively articulating the expectations of artists' new role.

How to Make Money Using Etsy

A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products

Author: Timothy Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118033845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2627

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast network of buyers who demand unique, genuine products. To date, the site has attracted over 400,000 sellers who collectively have sold over 30 million items, generating more than $180.6 million in revenue. The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy--written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007--guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include: Establish your Etsy shop Effectively photograph your products Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales Brand your business Use social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business

Art, Money, Success

Finally Making a Living Doing what You Love

Author: Maria Brophy

Publisher: Son of the Sea, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780999011508

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 2425

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Finally make a living doing what you love. A compete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind. Learn how to find buyers, get paid fairly, negotiate nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art.

A Survival Guide for Bronze Sculptors

Author: Gabe Gabel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469104741

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 6330

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Gabe Gabel has written the book she wishes she had been able to find when she started her professional career thirty years ago. It is really a two part book. One part concentrates on the bronze sculpture. Art collectors will find the step by step explanation of the casting process extremely educational. Artists who wish to learn more about doing a bronze sculpture will not only like that part, but the complete how-to-do-it discussion will cover everything they need to know about taking a sculpture all the way through. It starts with the placement of the armature and finishes with the decision of the number of the limited edition they choose to cast. The information is all there, the basic tools, the different choices they have in methods and materials, and why Gabe prefers the ones she does. There are sources, and expenses, and many ways to save money that she has learned over the years. Many options are discussed, there are suggestions for solving problems that can occur, and attention is paid to safety concerns that artists face that are rarely mentioned. Nearly any bronze sculptor is likely to learn some tips that they will appreciate, no matter how experienced they are. Dont look for how to create your art. The reader has to bring his or her own artistic ability to the sculpture table. This is not the book to show you how to do a horse sculpture, though the book does follow one horse original from armature to bronze. This is a book to show you how to bring your own creations to casting ready sculpture. But if you do want to sculpt a horse, you will come out with some great ideas to make yours even better. For artists who use other media, there is a great deal of wonderful information on all aspects of marketing and managing your art business. It is a business, and Gabe feels that is must be treated as such if an artist wants to make a profit and to make a living selling their work. It is all there, how to start and utilize a mailing list; there is a discussion on show vehicles and various art displays, (with information on building your own,) show clothing and manners, types of shows, galleries, your home office and computer. Look for letters to Dear Aunt Gabby and her often rather pointed advice. Aunt Gabby has heard it all, from artists and buyers to show promoters. Aunt Gabby is not an art critic,( she thinks there are enough of those), but she can be highly critical of artists and their behaviors. In short, this is a book by an artist for artists, though Gabe does hope that art collectors will find it irresistible, too. Please visit her personal web site, gabegabel.com to enjoy her work in full color, see her show schedule, and read her newsletters. She also welcomes comments through e-mail at [email protected]

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

View: 6032

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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

Lemons and Lavender

The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping

Author: Billee Sharp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740117

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 3088

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.

Kunst Und Angst: Feststellungen Uber Die Gefahren (Und Belohnungen) Des Kunstschaffens

Author: David Bayles,Ted Orland

Publisher: Samuel Wachtman's Sons, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781888820751

Category:

Page: 134

View: 8656

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Ubersetzung der amerikanischen Originalausgabe von Art & Fear Ein Uberlebenshandbuch fur den Kunstler von David Bayles & Ted Orland Worum geht es bei Kunst? Wohin bewegt sie sich? Welche Widerstande gibt es? DAS SIND DIE FRAGEN, AUF DIE ES ANKOMMT, wiederkehrende Fragen, die sich in jedem Stadium der kunstlerischen Entwicklung stellen. Sie sind der Ursprung fur dieses Kompendium scharfsinniger Beobachtungen. Kunst & Angst erforscht, wie Kunst geschaffen wird, die Grunde, warum Kunstwerke oft nicht entstehen und die Art der Schwierigkeiten, die so viele Kunstler dazu bringt, auf der Wegstrecke aufzugeben. Dieses Buch handelt davon, was du fuhlst, wenn du in deinem Atelier oder im Lehrsaal sitzt, du an der Topferscheibe oder am Keyboard, vor der Staffelei oder hinter deiner Kamera stehst und du versuchst, das Werk, das dir bestimmt ist, zu schaffen. Es geht darum, dass du deine Zukunft in die Hand nimmst, den Freien Willen uber Vorherbestimmung, die Wahl vor den Zufall stellst. Es geht darum, dein eigenes Werk zu finden."

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

View: 3660

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

The Artist's Compass

The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Performing Arts

Author: Rachel Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2569

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An inspiring, real world guide for artists in the classic bestselling tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute? that shows how to build a successful, stable career in the performing arts, from the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center who has carved her own success through her creative talent and business skill. While performing artists have many educational opportunities to perfect their craft, they are often on their own when it comes to learning the business skills necessary to launch their careers. At the end of the day, show business is, well, a business. In The Artist’s Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she’s learned about making one’s own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore’s own journey in the arts, The Artist’s Compass teaches aspiring performers how to think like an entrepreneur to create their own brand and marketing platform to achieve personal and professional success. In an engaging, realistic, and authoritative voice, Moore combines her artistic and corporate experience to address the finer points of building a career in a challenging industry, teaching young performers how to achieve financial independence so that they might have creative independence.

The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character

William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

Author: William Esper,Damon Dimarco

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0345805690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 1644

DOWNLOAD NOW »
William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

The Great Neighborhood Book

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking

Author: Jay Walljasper,Project for Public Spaces

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923420

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 1754

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.

Making Music Your Business

A Practical Guide to Making $ Doing what You Love

Author: Traci Truly

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 1572484861

Category: Music

Page: 251

View: 9215

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Making Music Your Business gives working musicians what they need to make more money with their music and take their passion to the next level.

What You Need to Know About Salvation in 12 Lessons

The What You Need to Know Study Guide Series

Author: Max Anders

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418589543

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 3666

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Christianity begins with the bad news that all are spiritually lost and then announces the good news that Jesus saves those who trust Him. What You Need to Know About Salvation explores the provision of salvation in Jesus Christ, its application today through the Holy Spirit, and its consummation at the Second Coming.

Sword Scrapbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873987875

Category: Devotional literature

Page: 209

View: 1263

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Be a Brilliant Entrepreneur: Flash

Author: Alex McMillan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444140906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 9782

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Be a Brilliant Entrepreneur is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to getting your enterprise off the ground.. In just 96 pages, with help and advice from successful entrepreneurs, the reader will discover how to give fulfil their potential, maintain their passion and find success.

Audition Freedom

The Irreverent Wellness Guide for Theatre People

Author: Vp Boyle

Publisher: MaxTheatrix LLC

ISBN: 0615250440

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 1894

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Imagine what your theatrical life would be like if you could walk into any audition room and find authentic freedom! Freedom to be human, freedom to be happy, freedom to be brilliant and freedom to be nothing but fantastically you? This inspiring not-like-any-other-audition-book by Broadway's top coach will crack your brain open with long lasting shifts that will keep you creating and enjoying powerful experiences "in the room."