ART WORK

ART WORK Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 9781416572381
Year 2009-03-24
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Find Out What They Didn't Teach You in Art School The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to "The Sopranos, except nobody gets killed." Whether you're an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing a busy studio, or someone just thinking about becoming a professional artist, this indispensable resource will help you build your career and protect yourself along the way. Unlike other creative professionals, visual artists don't have agents or managers. You have to do it all yourself, at least until you find gallery representation -- and even then, there are important business and legal issues you need to understand to stay in control of your career and ensure you're being treated fairly. Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director, and Jonathan Melber, an arts lawyer, walk you through these issues so that you can essentially act as your own manager and agent. They show you, for example, how to tackle business basics such as tracking inventory and preparing invoices; how to take legal precautions like registering a copyright and drafting consignment forms; how to use promotional tools like websites and business cards; and how to approach career decisions such as choosing the right venue to show your work. In addition to drawing on their own experiences, Bhandari and Melber interviewed nearly one hundred curators, dealers, and other arts professionals, in cities across the country, about what they expect from and look for in artists. The authors also talked to a host of artists about their careers and the lessons they've learned navigating the art world. The book is full of their entertaining anecdotes and candid advice. No matter what kind of artist you are -- or want to be -- this book will help you. Art/Work covers everything you need to know to succeed, saving you from having to learn it all the hard way -- and letting you spend more time making art.

ART WORK

ART WORK Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 9781416572336
Year 2009-03-24
Pages 291
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A gallery director and arts-and-entertainment lawyer counsels aspiring artists on the business side of the career, sharing nuts-and-bolts information on such topics as preparing a portfolio, negotiating a favorable representation deal, and selling directly to the public. Original.

Art Work Revised Updated

Art Work   Revised   Updated Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 1501146165
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Free Press
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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.

Starting Your Career as an Artist

Starting Your Career as an Artist Author Angie Wojak
ISBN-10 9781621534891
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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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.

Art Inc

Art  Inc Author Lisa Congdon
ISBN-10 9781452135847
Year 2014-08-12
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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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

The Successful Artist s Career Guide

The Successful Artist s Career Guide Author Margaret Peot
ISBN-10 9781440309304
Year 2012-02-27
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher North Light Books
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With real-world advice on everything from bidding for freelance jobs and pricing artwork, to filing for taxes, to building a network of connections within the community, readers will learn to navigate the business of being an artist. Exercises and worksheets help readers figure out where their interests and strengths lie and how to use these to their advantage. Interviews with artists who have carved out successful careers for themselves and an index of useful organisations and list of additional reading provide further resources to would-be professional artists.

Art Marketing 101

Art Marketing 101 Author Constance Smith
ISBN-10 0940899485
Year 2004
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Artnetworks
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This user-friendly and up-to-date handbook takes new and professional artists through the basics of creating a successful business. Artists will learn how to couple their creativity with clever business sense to establish a lucrative art career. An at-a-glance layout makes information easily accessible and encourages artists to make notes, fill in the blanks, and use checklists, featuring: New to this edition: Internet marketing advice; Innovative marketing ideas for the new millennium; A resource section in the back of the book; In addition to these effective offerings: Alternative avenues for selling art; Tricks to succeeding without a rep; How to build positive name recognition through marketing and publicity tactics; Sound advice on legal issues, such as licensing, copyrights and contracts; Guidelines for preparing a marketing and business plan; What's more, readers will find dozens of helpful tips, contact information, forms and research data to help them further their careers.

The Business of Being an Artist

The Business of Being an Artist Author Daniel Grant
ISBN-10 9781621534693
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The fifth edition of this updated and expanded classic provides visual artists with an in-depth guide to developing and building a career as a professional artist. Veteran art writer Daniel Grant weaves the words and experiences of dozens of practicing artists throughout this informative volume to describe their real-life challenges and the solutions they found to overcome them. Grant covers everything from art gallery etiquette to the legal rights of artists, including chapters on: Making the transition from school to the working world Searching for funding through grants and fellowships Developing relationships with art dealers Handling criticism and rejection How to stay safe in the studio Finding a variety of ways to get paid in the new economy New to this edition are expanded sections that look at utilizing exhibition venues from sidewalk fairs to regional biennials to national parks, selling in other countries, talking with collectors about your art and yourself, avoiding the perils of defamation, transporting and travelling with art, using “greener” materials, and the experience of becoming an artist later in life and of artists’ children. The Business of Being an Artist is an invaluable resource for art students, aspiring artists, and professional artists who want to learn all there is to know about successfully navigating the world of art.

Launching Your Art Career

Launching Your Art Career Author Alix Sloan
ISBN-10 1514628449
Year 2015-07-08
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Written by a gallerist for artists, this encouraging, easy-to-read handbook includes advice and information to help artists successfully launch or accelerate their careers. Topics include: Setting goals, networking, finding & creating exhibition opportunities, selling & pricing art, working with galleries, websites, artist statements, studio management and much more. Also included: Online resources and additional advice from over forty working artists and art dealers. Contributing Artists: Rick Araluce, Carrie Ann Baade, Ali Banisadr, Rebekah Bogard, Benjamin Britton, Mia Brownell, Charles Clary, Peter Drake, Cara Enteles, Roni Feldman, Lori Field, Eric Finzi, Camille Rose Garcia, Julie Heffernan, Seonna Hong, David Humphrey, David Kramer, Martin Kruck, Travis Louie, Marion Peck, Martha Rich, Jean-Pierre Roy, Judith Schaechter, Tony Shore, Aaron Smith, Sarah Trigg, Hanna von Goeler, Didier William and Brad Woodfin. Contributing Gallerists: Kirsten Anderson (Roq la Rue), Noah Antieau (Red Truck Gallery), William Baczek, Zach Feuer, Bert Green, Ken Harman (Spoke Art & Hashimoto Contemporary), Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace), Allegra LaViola (Sargent's Daughters), Jayme McLellan (Civilian Art Projects), Jen Rogers & Kerri Stephens (Varnish Fine Art), Billy Shire (La Luz de Jesus), Mindy Solomon, Linda Warren, Mark Wolfe, and Marcia Wood. Alix Sloan has over twenty years experience in the arts as a curator, consultant, private dealer and gallerist. She regularly shares her expertise in art school lectures and one-on-one consultations, helping artists focus their goals, create strategies and understand what it takes to build and maintain a long-term career in the arts. In this guide, Sloan makes the information every artist needs available in one accessible, straightforward guide. Whether you're just getting started or feeling stuck, "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists," provides proven, real-world strategies to help you advance your career.

The Profitable Artist

The Profitable Artist Author Artspire (Online community)
ISBN-10 9781581158724
Year 2011
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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"How to use your artistic skills to make money"--Provided by publisher.

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist Fifth Edition

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist  Fifth Edition Author Tad Crawford
ISBN-10 9781581157710
Year 2010-09-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Allworth Communications, Inc.
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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.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life Author Sharon Louden
ISBN-10 9781783200122
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Intellect Books
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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.

How to Sell Your Art Online

How to Sell Your Art Online Author Cory Huff
ISBN-10 9780062414960
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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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.

Letters to a Young Artist

Letters to a Young Artist Author Anna Deavere Smith
ISBN-10 9780307487445
Year 2008-12-10
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Artist s Guide

The Artist s Guide Author Jackie Battenfield
ISBN-10 9780786748068
Year 2009-06-09
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Press
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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.