ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career

ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 1416572333
ISBN-13 9781416572336
Year 2009-03-24
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Free Press
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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

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ART WORK

ART WORK Author Heather Darcy Bhandari
ISBN-10 9781416572381
Release 2009-03-24
Pages 304

Art Inc

Art  Inc Author Lisa Congdon
ISBN-10 9781452135847
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 184