With new, expanded resources for succeeding in the burgeoning Internet art market, this is the classic handbook that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist" (The New York Times)
With over 85,000 copies of previous editions sold, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the preeminent guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on over three decades of experience, Caroll Michels walks artists through the complicated process of balancing grants, gallery representation, private dealer sales, and a personal studio to ensure a public profile and a steady income. Included is a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various art disciplines.
The new edition of this indispensable resource is fully updated with strategies for using the Web everything from designing presentation tools, to creating an entrepreneurial Web site for promoting work to agents and clients, to assessing online galleries. An expanded and updated appendix includes more than 1,100 resources such as Web designers, accounting and legal services for artists, internships, art colonies, and corporate and public art programs.
Author Biography: Caroll Michels, a successful sculptor, is a career coach who has worked with thousands of artists since 1978. She lives in East Hampton, New York.