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Overview

Updated and expanded, this classic handbook explains how to survive and prosper as an artist and face the personal issues raised by an artist's career. Coverage includes how to: arrange exhibits, find galleries, promote your art, choose a second career (including teaching), use safe materials, handle criticism and hype, deal with age and expectations, win grants and commissions, find helpful resources, and much more.
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The Business of Being an Artist "is an invaluable resource for aspiring artists and those who feel they need to check in with a real expert from time to time. Most people agree that art schools need to offer more 'survival courses' for their students, and I can't think of a better book for this purpose.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581150568
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel Grant is a contributing editor of American Artist magazine. He is the author of six books including The Artist’s Guide: Making It in New York City, How to Grow as an Artist, and The Fine Artist's Career Guide (all published by Allworth Press). His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as ARTnews, Art in America, the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Criterion, Art & Auction, and Art & Antiques, among others. He has taught courses and lectured on career issues for visual artists at numerous colleges and public arts agencies in the United States. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 How to Get an Exhibition and Sell Art 1
Ch. 2 Developing Relationships with Art Dealers 33
Ch. 3 Expanding Sales Within and Beyond the Gallery Market 53
Ch. 4 A Web Site? 71
Ch. 5 When Does Investing in Your Career Become a Rip-Off? 83
Ch. 6 Artists and the Law 129
Ch. 7 From School to the Working World 153
Ch. 8 The Materials Artists Use 199
Ch. 9 Getting Ready to Handle the Pressures 215
Ch. 10 How Artists Perceive Themselves and How Others See Them 241
Ch. 11 Contests and Commissions 267
Ch. 12 The Search for Grants and Gifts 291
Bibliography 319
Appendix 327
Index 333
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