Starting Your Career as an Artist A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, and Other Visual Artists

ISBN-10: 158115853X
ISBN-13: 9781581158533
Edition: 2011
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Starting Your Career as an Artist is a comprehensive guide full of effective tools and sound advice for artists seeking to advance their professional careers. Veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals, create a plan of action, and use their talents to build a productive life in the art world. Chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as building community through networking, collaborating, and finding mentors; setting up a studio; health and safety for artists; artists#xE2;#xAC;" resumes and CVs; developing marketing plans; finding alternative exhibition venues; and refining career aspirations. In addition, the book includes inspiring and insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene.#xA0;

Acknowledgments
Self-Assessment and Developing a Career Plan
Myths about Artists
The Guerrilla Girls' Guide to Behaving Badly
Assessing Your Goals as an Artist
Take an Honest Inventory
Using Your Inventory
Taking Time to Reflect on Life and Work
Interview with Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine
Exhibition Opportunities and Community Building
Galleries and Museums
Galleries
Interview with Elizabeth Heskin, Gallery Owner of Heskin Contemporary, New York
Interview with Don Porcaro, Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Parsons The New School for Design
Juried Shows
Art Fairs
Museums
Interview with Claudine K. Brown, Director of Education for the Smithsonian Institution, formerly Director of the Arts and Culture Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation
Interview with Sharon Louden, Exhibiting Artist and Educator
Alternative Spaces: Breaking the Rules to Break Through
Examples of Alternative Spaces
Interview with Radhika Subramaniam, Director and Chief Curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design
Alternative Funding Models
Interview with Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery
Creating a Strategy for Exhibiting Your Work by Rhonda Schaller
Embracing an Alternative Mind-set
The Art World Is Changing
Working until Dealers and Curators
Alternative Models vs. Commercial Models
Alternatives Venues that Use Commercial Models
Online Galleries, Art Registries, Art Files, Juried Shows, and Open Calls
Do You Want to Pursue an Alternative or Commercial Route?
The Power of Creating Your Own Opportunities
Community Building and Networking for Artists
Building Your Community
Assessiug Your Current Contacts
Networking as a Mind-set
ActivatingYour Network: An Artist's Perspective
Networking Basics
Interview with Melissa Potter, Multimedia Artist and Educator
Mentors
Interview with the Guerrilla Girls
Setting Up and Maintaining a Studio Practice
Setting Up a Studio
Studio Considerations
Interview with Thomas Wojak, Master Printer and Exhibiting Artist
The Studio Visit
Excerpt from an Interview with Sharon Louden, Exhibiting Artist and Educator
Pricing Your Work
Open Studios
Interview with Noah Davis, Exhibiting Artist
Health, Safety, and Emergency Relief for Artists with Monona Rossol
How Green is Your Studio?
Historical Background on Artists' Health and Safety
Dangerous Materials and Equipment in the Studio
Legal Responses to Hazardous Art Materials
Issues for Schools
Studio Safety 101
Interview with Craig Nutt, Director of Programs for Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)
Interview with Monona Rossol, Founder and President of Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety
Resources and Additional Information
Insurance Resources
Career Planning and Job Search
Writing R�sum�s, CVs, and Artists' Statements
R�sum�s and CVs
What All R�sum�s and CVs Require
Most Common Mistakes on R�sum�s and CVs
Sample Artist's R�sum�
Cover Letters
Artists' Statements
Making Your Alma Mater Work for You
Utilizing Alumni Relations
Career Services
Career Resources for Teachers and College Faculty
Graduate School
Degree Programs
Interview with Bill Barrett, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
Teaching Options
Professional Goals
Choosing the Right Time
Things to Consider When Selecting an MFA Program/Graduate School
Alternatives to Graduate School
Interview with James Ramer, Director of the MFA Photography Program at Parsons The New School for Design.
Gaining Experience and Earning Income: Internships, Jobs, and Studio Assistant Positions
Internships and Artists' Assistant Positions
Interning in Galleries and Museums
Where to Find Internship Opportunities:
Interview with Carol Warner, Exhibiting Artist
Jobs: Earning Income and Supporting Your Art
Interview with Dennis Kaiser, Technician at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Interview with Misty L. Youmans, Manager of Institutional Giving at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interview with Nate Fredenburg, Art Director at Tippett Studio
Interview Skills
Exploring Teaching Options
Teaching Options
Excerpt from an Interview with Simone Douglas, Director of MFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons The New School for Design
Finding Jobs
Creating a Teaching Packet for Job Applications
Teaching Philosophy
Interview with Alexi Rutsch Brock, Artist and Teacher
Your Artistic Practice
Your Studio Practice as a Business by Carol Overby
Why Wear Only One Hat?
Keeping Records
Making Ends Meet
Conclusion
Getting the Word Out: Promoting Your Work
Business Cards
PostCards
Press Release
Inventory List
Tracking and Sales Sheets
Web Sites and Social Media
Emerging Media
Managing Your Digital Profile
Creating a Mailing List
Determining Who You Want to Reach
Portfolios and Submission Materials
Interview with David C. Terry, Senior Officer/Curator, Artists' Fellowships & AAE, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Interview with Jason Goodman, Executive Director/Cofounder of 3rd Ward
Legal Resources, Contracts, and Gallery Relationships
Artists and the Law
Artists' Groups
Lawyers for the Arts
The Visual Artists Information Flotline
Basic Contractual Terms for the Sale of Original Art
Taxes: Income and Expenses
Record Keeping
Schedule C-EZ
Forms of Doing Business
Moral Rights
The Visual Artists Rights Act
Copyright: Gaining and Keeping Protection
What Is Copyrightable?
Artist-Gallery Partnerships and Consignments
For Further Legal Information
Fund-raising for Artists by Kay Takeda
The Funding Ecosystem: What You Need to Know Before You Start Fundraising
The Landscape: Types of Funders
Considerations for Individual Artists
Applying for Funding
Residencies: Space and Time to Think and Work
Benefits of Residencies
Studio Programs and Equipment Programs
How to Make the Most of Residencies
Resources for Seeking Residencies and Artists' Colonies
Interview with Erin Donnelly, Special Projects Consultant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Interview with Angela Ringo: Artists' Residency at Skowhegan
Lifelong Learning for Artists
Interview with Theodore S. Berger
Interview with Chuck Close, originally published as �A Career in Art: An Interview with Chuck Close� in CAA NEWS, College Art Association, Volume 30, Number 6, November 2005.
Interview with Robert Thill
Refining Your Goals: Balancing Life and Work
Inspiration for Refining Your Goals
Interview with Tim Gunn, chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. and Host of Project Runway
Recommended Books
Web Sites and Online Resources
Index
About the Authors

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