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The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist", with new and expanded resources for succeeding in the burgeoning Internet art market (The New York Times)

Now in its fifth edition, 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 two decades of ...

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Overview

The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist", with new and expanded resources for succeeding in the burgeoning Internet art market (The New York Times)

Now in its fifth edition, 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 two 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 is fully updated with strategies for using the Web—everything from generating income through freelance work, to creating an entrepreneurial web site for promoting work to agents and clients, to assessing online galleries. An expanded and updated appendix adds more than 200 new resources such as Web designers, insurance and legal services for artists, internships, art colonies, and corporate and public art programs.

Just because you're an artist doesn't mean you have to be broke. Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's advice on getting your work exhibited, preparing resumes and presentations, public relations and advertising, applying for grants and awards, legal issues, and more. Includes a fully updated resource guide.

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Praise for the fourth edition:

"Provides the best overview of political and other aspects of the art world that I have ever come across. . . It is a bible that every artist should have." —Shannon Wilkinson, president, Cultural Communications, New York

"This book should be required reading for every exhibiting artist." —Ellen Rixford, Graphic News

"This self-help career book is the pick of the litter." —Donna Marxer, Artists' News

"Michels is filled with energy and ideas. . . Her experience is the reader's bonus." —American Artist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805068009
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Launching or Relaunching Your Career: Overcoming Career Blocks 3
2 Launching or Relaunching Your Career: Entering the Marketplace 21
3 Presentation Tools and Packages 43
4 Pricing Your Work: How Much Is It Worth? 67
5 Public Relations: Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming In and Going Out 76
6 Exhibition and Sales Opportunities: Using Those That Exist and Creating Your Own 101
7 Marketing Art on the Internet and Services to Artists 135
8 Dealing with Dealers and Psyching Them Out 142
9 The Mysterious World of Grants: Fact and Fiction 174
10 Generating Income: Alternatives to Driving a Cab 187
11 Rationalization, Paranoia, Competition, and Rejection 198
Appendix of Resources 209
Notes 295
Index 301
About the Author 317
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2005

    A great resource for artists

    This book that covers just about everything you'd ever want to know about building a career as an artist. There's also a really thorough bibliography with websites at the end (be sure you buy the latest edition; these go out of date fast). My only problem with the book is that there's very little help for a new artist on a low budget. And it's a bit 'wordy.' Still a valuable guide, though!

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