Artist's Guide to Public Art How to Find and Win Commissions

ISBN-10: 1581155018
ISBN-13: 9781581155013
Edition: 2008
Authors: Lynn Basa
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Public art commissions--how to find them, how to get them * First-hand advice from experienced public artists * Written by an artist for artists * Includes expert information on public art law Public-art commissions are challenging and rewarding and this timely guide shows beginning and working visual artists exactly how to start and build a career in the world of public art. Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, andwina public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, and a chapter on public art law, written by Barbara Hoffman, the country’s leading public art law attorney, answers questions about this complex area. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more,The Artist’s Guide to Public Artshows artists the way to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically.

Lynn Basa, an artist for almost 30 years, has conceived of and produced site-specific work for hospitals, universities, corporate headquarters, and private collections. She lives in Chicago.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Public Art Fundamentals
Why Does the Government Buy Art?
Public Art Training
Start Here: Where to Find Public Art Competitions
How Public Art Agencies Find Artists
RFQs and RFPs
Persistence Pays
Making the Leap
Anatomy of a Call-for-Artists: The Selection Process
Components of a Call
Deciding Whether to Apply
The Selection Process
Backstage at a Selection Meeting
Selection Criteria
Application Readiness
Basic Tools
Artist Statement
Resume
Annotated Image List
References
Support Material
Letter of Interest
An Example of an RFQ
Sample Letter of Interest
Tricks of the Trade
Congratulations! You're a Finalist! (Now What?)
Questions to Ask Yourself
Questions to Ask the Project Manager
What Goes into a Finalist Proposal?
Presentation
Budgeting for Public Art Projects and Other Financial Survival Strategies
Business Practices for the Public Artist
Insurance: The Lowdown
Interview with Kristin Enzor
Performance Bonds
Health Care for Artists
Ask the Expert: Contracts Q&A by Barbara T. Hoffman, Esq.
Negotiating the Contract
Types of Contracts
Specific Contract Clauses
Incorporation
Ask the Expert: A Primer on Copyright and Artist's Rights by Barbara T. Hoffman, Esq.
Copyright Basics
The Battle of U.S. Artists for "Moral Rights"
Copyright Q&A
Visual Artist's Rights Act, Sec. 106A (VARA) Q&A
Working with Fabricators
Finding Fabricators
Working Well with Fabricators
Public Access and Private Money
Pathways to the Private Sector
Materials to Submit
Sales Basics
Qualify
Closing
Follow-up
A Word about Web Sites
Follow-through
Get It in Writing
Get a Deposit
Billing
Voices of Experience
Bibliography
Index

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