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Trade Paperback New Thoroughly updated and expanded, this classic handbook teaches emerging artists all the strategies they need to know for selling artwork on their own or ... through dealers. The book's new sections target today's vital issues: creating a web site; obtaining copyright/trademark protection on the Internet; coping with censorship of controversial art; and dealing with the new realities of funding sources. Additional chapters tell how to find galleries, arrange exhibitions, apply for grants, land survival jobs doing custom decorative art or teaching, and other relevant topics. Read more Show Less

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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 the author of a number of books on fine artists' career development. He has taught at Lyme Academy College of Art and led career workshops at a variety of colleges and universities around the country including Yale University, Smith College, Iowa State University, and the College Art Association. In addition, he is a contributing editor at American Artist magazine and writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal and ARTnews. Grant has worked as a full-time art critic and feature writer for Newsday in New York City and the Commercial-Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as having served as the editor of Art & Artists. Daniel Grant has written seven books for Allworth Press: The Business of Being an Artist, Selling Art Without Galleries, The Fine Artists' Career Guide, How to Grow as an Artist, An Artist's Guide: Making It in New York City, The Artist's Resource Handbook, and The Writer's Resource Handbook. Grant's work appears periodically in the New York Times and Art in America. A graduate of Northwestern University, Daniel Grant lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he has chaired the local cultural council.
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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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