Art/Work - Revised & Updated

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

Author: Heather Darcy Bhandari,Jonathan Melber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501146165

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 5873

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.
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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

View: 5940

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.
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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: 1416572333

Category: Art

Page: 291

View: 5911

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.
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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.
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Taking the Leap

Building a Career As a Visual Artist

Author: Cay Lang

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811818155

Category: Art

Page: 203

View: 2360

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

View: 726

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

Author: Tad Crawford

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581157711

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 3878

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.
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Making It in the Art World

New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money

Author: Brainard Carey

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621533816

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9111

Learn how today’s artists survive, exhibit, and earn money, without selling out! This book explains how to be a professional artist and new methods to define and realize what success means. Whether you’re a beginner, a student, or a career artist looking to be in the best museum shows, this book provides ways of advancing your plans on any level. Making It in the Art World is an invaluable resource for artists at every stage, offering readers a plethora of strategies and helpful tips to plan and execute a successful artistic career. Topics include how to evaluate your own work, how to submit art, how to present work to the public, how to avoid distractions in the studio, and much more.
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The Profitable Artist

A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts

Author: Artspire

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621533778

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1948

While all art is unique, the challenges artists face are shared regardless of background, experience, and artistic medium. With decades of experience training and helping artists, the expert staff of the New York Foundation for the Arts have compiled a “best practices” approach to planning and organizing an art career. In this book, NYFA has identified common problems, examined specialized areas of business, ?nance, marketing, and law, and distilled these topics in such a way that readers can digest them and apply them to their own experience and practice. Included are interviews, anecdotes, and in-depth case studies. The skills and guidelines in The Pro?table Artist will also translate effectively to teaching and mentoring opportunities that artists may encounter as their career progresses. This invaluable guide appeals to all artists in all disciplines of the literary, media, performing, and visual arts, from recent art school graduates to established artists undertaking new arts businesses to artists seeking more from their careers at any stage of their career.
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Career Solutions for Creative People

How to Balance Artistic Goals with Career Security

Author: Ronda Ormont

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621531031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Dr. Ronda Ormont has written a comprehensive guide to finding a career that can both feed your wallet and fuel your personal creative endeavors. Included are real-life profiles, sample forms and worksheets, and essential steps to: * Learn what fields of work compliment your personality * Allocate time and energy for your own artistic pursuits * Overcome fears of change * Write resumes and interview for potential jobs * Explore self-employment options * Restructure your current career position to suit your creative needs
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Kiki Smith

Prints, Books & Things

Author: Wendy Weitman,Kiki Smith,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870705830

Category: Art

Page: 150

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"Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things is the most complete survey yet of Smith's printed art. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the winter of 2003-4, it contains 137 color plates documenting her work in the medium, beginning with her first screenprint, made in 1980, and including works that were in progress as this book was being written. Also featured is an eight-page printed work that Smith created especially for the book. An innovative experimenter, Smith has investigated many kinds of printmaking, from traditional techniques such as etching and lithography to newer, simpler processes such as rubber stamp and photocopy, not to mention artist's books and multiples including blankets and fabric dolls. The reader aware of her sculpture will find much to recognize in these works, with their imagery of the body, of animals and birds, and of the iconography of women, but her printed art develops these themes in ways unique to itself - as Wendy Weitman, Curator in the Museum's Department of Prints and Illustrated Books and the organizer of the exhibition, explains in a comprehensive essay. Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things offers a crucial record of an underacknowledged side of Smith's work. In doing so, it argues powerfully for the importance of printmaking in contemporary art."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Letters to a Young Artist

Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

Author: Anna Deavere Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 030748744X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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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.
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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.
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The Art Life

On Creativity and Career

Author: Stuart Horodner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781450790659

Category: Art

Page: 183

View: 8689

"A collection of solicited and selected texts that address the philosophical and practical issues that affect art-making and the marketplace"--P. [4] of cover.
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Living the Artist's Life

A Guide to Growing, Persevering and Succeeding in the Art World

Author: Paul Dorrell

Publisher: Home and Leisure Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9780974955209

Category: ART

Page: 174

View: 1115

Dorrell opened his gallery in 1991, and has been advancing artists careers on a national level ever since. This is an updated edition of his original book, covering critical subjects that he didn't before and expanding on others, written in the same honest tone. With clients such as Warner Brothers and H&R Block, Dorrell knows how to land the big deals, as well as how to win the trust of private collectors. He presents the information so that any artist can follow the steps laid out in this book, and begin assembling a career that works. With sage advice, humor, and a host of anecdotes, Dorrell keeps you engaged through each chapter. Whether instructing on how to get your work into a gallery, or how to handle self-doubt, he knows his ground. He also tells the story of his gallery?s shaky start, from his initial failures to his many successes. Having survived the Great Recession, Dorrell provides many first-hand observations on the culture of greed and corruption that brought it about, and how that relates to artists as well. Regardless of your place in the arts, you will benefit from the real-life guidance of this work.
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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: 7292

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.
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Your Art Will Save Your Life

Author: Beth Pickens

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 193693230X

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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“A survival guide for the creatives among us.” —Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.
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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: 2245

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
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Real Artists Have Day Jobs

(And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School)

Author: Sara Benincasa

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062369822

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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For readers of Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and #Girlboss, a hilarious—yet heartfelt—guide to growing up and taking your place in the world by the popular comedian and author of the highly praised Agorafabulous! While the practical aspects of new adulthood can be nerve-wracking—dating, job-hunting, money-managing—the most important task of all is figuring out who you are and where you fit in the world. Author and comedian Sara Benincasa, now in her mid-thirties, had an absolutely harrowing early twenties and now, on the other side, she has a LOT of hard-earned wisdom and common sense to share. Real Artists Have Day Jobs includes 52 witty, provocative essays on how to live like a real adult—especially for those who have chosen a slightly more offbeat path to get there. Chock full of information and advice, Sara’s warm, smart, empathetic, and quirky voice is relatable to everyone from twenty-somethings and recent college grads to anyone a bit older who’s still trying to figure things out. While Sara doesn’t have all of life’s answers, this indispensable book has more than its share! Essays include: How to Read a Book Real Artists Have Day Jobs The Power of Being a Dork Put Your Clutter in Purgatory Ask for Exactly What You Want Elect Your Own Executive Board Equal parts entertaining and educational, Real Artists Have Day Jobs is a life-changing book for strivers and misunderstood creatives everywhere.
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Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists

Author: Tad Crawford

Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1581154283

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 2183

The fourth edition of this eminently useful book includes new forms for hiring and firing employees, agreements to arbitrate, promissory notes, and general releases. Also included are a contract for the sale of an artwork, contract for a commission, delivery-of-art confirmation form, artist-gallery contract, contract for an exhibition loan, model release, commercial lease, sublease, and lease assignment, and much more. Each form includes step-by-step instructions, advice, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal possible. A convenient CD-ROM lets buyers customize and print their forms from any PC or Mac. Every fine artist needs a copy of this remarkable guide!
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