Using a “tough love approach” to pursuing a career in the visual arts, Jackie Battenfield expands on her highly successful classes and workshops to provide a comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, Battenfield offers readily applicable advice on all aspects of the job. Along with tips on planning and assessment, she presents strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development. Each chapter ends with an insightful “Reality Check” interview, featuring advice and useful information from high-profile artists and professionals. The result is an inspiring, experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can easily apply to their own career.
How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
Author: Jackie Battenfield
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists. The book is targeted at both professional and aspiring writers, performers, and visual artists who need concrete information about how to write winning grant applications and fundraise creatively so that they can finance their artistic dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.
How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performance Artist
Author: Gigi Rosenberg
This book demonstrates how and why a majority of US artists must now function as producers of their original works, as well as creators. The author shows how, over the span of 20 years, the USA's cultural policy sector radically redefined US artists' practices without cohesively articulating the expectations of artists' new role.
How Contemporary Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U.S. Artists for the Twenty-First Century
Author: P. Bonin-Rodriguez
Category: Political Science
You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more
The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist
Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Business & Economics
In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast network of buyers who demand unique, genuine products. To date, the site has attracted over 400,000 sellers who collectively have sold over 30 million items, generating more than $180.6 million in revenue. The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy--written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007--guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include: Establish your Etsy shop Effectively photograph your products Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales Brand your business Use social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business
A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products
Author: Timothy Adam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
An essential guide for artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system, find their niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell their art. For years, galleries have acted as gatekeeper separating artists and collectors. But with the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with buyers and making a substantial living doing what they love. How to Sell Your Art Online shows any artist how to make a successful living from their work. Cory Huff dispels the myth of the starving artist and provides the effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations pay. He helps individual artists find their niche; outlines the elements essential for an effective website; and provides invaluable advice on e-mail marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and paid advertising—explaining how to tie all these online activities into offline success. Most importantly, he shares the secret to overcoming the biggest challenge artists face when self-marketing: learning how to tell their unique stories. Every artist has a reason for making art, but can’t always find the right way to express it. Huff provides exercises artists can use to clarify the intellectual and emotional process behind their art, and teaches them how turn that knowledge into stories they can tell online and in person—and expand their reach through blogs and social media to build their art business. Drawing from the stories of successful artists, thoroughly describing how art is sold today, and providing tips on how to build connections personally and electronically, How to Sell Your Art Online illustrates the countless ways artists can take control of their creative careers—and sell their work without selling out.
Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms
Author: Cory Huff
Gabe Gabel has written the book she wishes she had been able to find when she started her professional career thirty years ago. It is really a two part book. One part concentrates on the bronze sculpture. Art collectors will find the step by step explanation of the casting process extremely educational. Artists who wish to learn more about doing a bronze sculpture will not only like that part, but the complete how-to-do-it discussion will cover everything they need to know about taking a sculpture all the way through. It starts with the placement of the armature and finishes with the decision of the number of the limited edition they choose to cast. The information is all there, the basic tools, the different choices they have in methods and materials, and why Gabe prefers the ones she does. There are sources, and expenses, and many ways to save money that she has learned over the years. Many options are discussed, there are suggestions for solving problems that can occur, and attention is paid to safety concerns that artists face that are rarely mentioned. Nearly any bronze sculptor is likely to learn some tips that they will appreciate, no matter how experienced they are. Dont look for how to create your art. The reader has to bring his or her own artistic ability to the sculpture table. This is not the book to show you how to do a horse sculpture, though the book does follow one horse original from armature to bronze. This is a book to show you how to bring your own creations to casting ready sculpture. But if you do want to sculpt a horse, you will come out with some great ideas to make yours even better. For artists who use other media, there is a great deal of wonderful information on all aspects of marketing and managing your art business. It is a business, and Gabe feels that is must be treated as such if an artist wants to make a profit and to make a living selling their work. It is all there, how to start and utilize a mailing list; there is a discussion on show vehicles and various art displays, (with information on building your own,) show clothing and manners, types of shows, galleries, your home office and computer. Look for letters to Dear Aunt Gabby and her often rather pointed advice. Aunt Gabby has heard it all, from artists and buyers to show promoters. Aunt Gabby is not an art critic,( she thinks there are enough of those), but she can be highly critical of artists and their behaviors. In short, this is a book by an artist for artists, though Gabe does hope that art collectors will find it irresistible, too. Please visit her personal web site, gabegabel.com to enjoy her work in full color, see her show schedule, and read her newsletters. She also welcomes comments through e-mail at [email protected]
Author: Gabe Gabel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Finally make a living doing what you love. A compete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind. Learn how to find buyers, get paid fairly, negotiate nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art.
Finally Making a Living Doing what You Love
Author: Maria Brophy
Publisher: Son of the Sea, Incorporated
Making Music Your Business gives working musicians what they need to make more money with their music and take their passion to the next level.
A Practical Guide to Making $ Doing what You Love
Author: Traci Truly
Most advice given to Artist is painful. Follow your passion. Do what you love and the money will follow. These quotes are meant to inspire. They're comforting.But I call bull. Passion isn't going to pay your student loans. The Money of Art shows you the real way to earn a living as an Artist today. You'll see why following your passion is bad advice, why you should think about money from the start, and how, no matter what your medium, it's a writers world. When you're done, you'll learn how to think about your work, how to build a fan base so you never have to worry about customers OR price. And ultimately, if you choose to, how dance with the devil and work with Corporations. The Money of Art is part instruction manual, part practical philosophy guide, for any Artist who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own."
How to Make Money and Escape the Corporate Grind, While Staying True to Your Art
Author: Peter Nguyen
Publisher: Peter Nguyen
Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.
The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping
Author: Billee Sharp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
Great ideas that helped me make more money by selling portraits! In the past years, I have made an extra $50,000 by selling portraits. The occasional order, the occasional event... it all added up and it didn't consume my time. In this short guide I will reveal some of the secrets about the methods I used to get customers and have a nice side-income by doing what I love at home, on top of my regular job: In some of my other books I lay out the techniques you can apply to draw beautiful portrait, but selling it is a whole different trick. Do you love to draw, and are you wondering how to sell your works? Then don't wait and buy this relatively cheap book so you can get some good ideas! Keywords: selling art, sell art, how to sell art, how to sell artwork, selling artwork, turn art into cash, turn art into money, make money with portraits, make money with drawings, make money with drawing, earn money with portraits, earn money with drawing, earn cash with portraits, make cash with portraits, how to make a living with art, making a living with art, sell art online, selling art online, selling drawings, how to sell your drawings, ideas for freelancers, ideas for freelance illustrators, freelance illustrations, illustration selling, sell illustrations, market illustrations, how to market artwork, how to market drawings, how to market pencil sketches, marketing portraits, marketing art, marketing artwork, illustrator marketing, illustrations marketing techniques, marketing tricks for illustrators, marketing tips for freelancers, freelance artist marketing, freelance artist sales techniques, how to market art online, marketing art online, marketing art on internet, selling art on internet, sell your art on the internet, how to sell your drawings on the internet, internet marketing for artists, online marketing for artists
How I Made More Than $50,000 Selling Art Online and Offline (Ways to Make Money with Art, Selling Drawings, How to Sell Art, Income As a Freelance Illustrator, Make Money with Art, Making a Living with Art)
Author: Vincent Noot
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
From Daydream to Dream Job is an essential marketing guide for artists, musicians, writers, photographers, crafters, and anyone else who wants to make money by turning an artistic passion into a profession. It offers easy-to-understand explanations of marketing terms and tools that can help creative entrepreneurs develop a solid foundation upon which to build a business. This book addresses the specific needs of creative professionals and offers real-world examples and recommendations. Topics addressed include: • Determining which resources you need • Creating an image that represents you well • Monitoring your competition • Identifying your customers and reaching them • Building a strong brand for your business • Tracking and building your success • The role of advertising and PR in a marketing plan This book teaches creative people how to recognize the value they bring to the marketplace and start making money doing what they love.
Make Money Being Creative
Author: Raia King
Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.
Wie ich aufhörte, mir Sorgen zu machen, und lernte, mir helfen zu lassen
Author: Amanda Palmer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Am Beginn einer jeden Erfolgsgeschichte steht eine einfache Frage: Warum? Warum sind manche Organisationen profitabler als andere? Warum werden einige Führungskräfte von ihren Mitarbeitern mehr geschätzt und andere weniger? Warum sind manche Menschen in der Lage, immer und immer wieder erfolgreich zu sein? In seinem Bestseller, der nun zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache erscheint, zeigt Simon Sinek, dass erfolgreiche Persönlichkeiten wie Martin Luther King Jr. oder Steve Jobs alle nach demselben, natürlichen Muster dachten, handelten und kommunizierten. Am Anfang ihres Wirkens stand immer die Frage nach dem Warum. Mit diesem Ansatz schafften sie es, bedeutende Dinge zu vollbringen und darüber hinaus ihre Mitstreiter zu inspirieren. Sich an diesen Vorbildern orientierend, gibt Sinek in seinem Ratgeber nun Führungskräften, Unternehmen, aber auch Privatpersonen einen Leitfaden an die Hand, der zum endgültigen Erfolg verhilft. Dabei erklärt er das so erfolgreiche Muster, welches dem goldenen Schnitt ähnlich ist, und auf den drei elementaren Fragen basiert: Warum? Wie? Was? Dadurch eröffnen sich dem Leser völlig neue Möglichkeiten und er wird lernen, dass die Motivierung von Mitarbeitern viel zielführender ist als ihre Manipulation! Und dies geht ganz einfach: einfach »Warum?« fragen.
Wie Top-Firmen und Führungskräfte zum Erfolg inspirieren
Author: Simon Sinek
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Edna Wagner Piersol
Presents a step-by-step guide to creating, publishing and marketing comic books, including developing compelling characters, approaching publishers, and adapting storylines for video games and movies.
The Ultimate Guide on How to Break Into Comics!
Author: Philip Amara
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction