Getting Your Sh*T Together

Getting Your Sh*T Together

by Karen Atkinson, Gyst Ink
     
 

This book guides you through how to teach professional practices to artists of all ages, from all backgrounds, working in all media. Complete with syllabi, lesson plans, resources, class assignments and group activities, this book is all you need to teach a successful class on how to build and maintain a thriving art practice.

But why teach professional practices?

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Overview

This book guides you through how to teach professional practices to artists of all ages, from all backgrounds, working in all media. Complete with syllabi, lesson plans, resources, class assignments and group activities, this book is all you need to teach a successful class on how to build and maintain a thriving art practice.

But why teach professional practices? Far too often artists find themselves having to compromise their art and their life because they were not taught accurate up-to-date methods for dealing with business situations. Because of this lack of preparedness artists miss out on valuable opportunities, financial rewards, and access to receptive audiences. This book aims to help all artists everywhere avoid these pitfalls and get on the track to success on their own terms.

This manual is informed by decades of experience and years of research into how to perform as a professional artist in the 21st century art world. This book is filled with easy-to-follow instructions that will help you teach everything from how to archive art work, to starting a mailing list, to writing a grant, and everything else you can think of. It will even address some topics your students may not think they need to know about now - but sure will later! This is a handbook for how to teach the business side of art to artists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453830161
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Visual artist, curator and educator Karen Atkinson has taught Getting Your Sh*t Together for many years at the California Institute of the Arts, Side Street Projects, and all over the world. After sharing her wealth of knowledge with countless artists, and seeing these artists put her advice into action, it made sense to create an artist manual.

Atkinson is the co-founder of Side Street Projects, an artist run organization and has worked with many other non profits and organizations including the National Association of Artists" Organizations, LACPS, Installation, Foundation for Art Resources, and others. Atkinson has shown her work all over the world. She has experience as a curator, director, editor, writer, installation artist, public projects organizer, grant writer, and teacher. Her involvement in nearly every facet of the art world gives her a unique perspective into how this world works.

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