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The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

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Jackie Battenfield (Author)




Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1 edition (June 9, 2009)
Language: English



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A comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists to pursue a career in the visual arts.

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.
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Booklist, 6/1/09
“A readable, realistic, and practical field guide to professional success in the visual arts…A wealth of reproduced art and profiles of artists complete this inspiring, useful, and, given the rise in do-it-yourself careers, timely resource.”

Joanne Mattera, ArtBlog: Marketing Mondays, 6/15/09
“This book explains the art world and offers clear and useful steps to setting goals and achieving them--information that until recently most artists never learned in art school…This is one well-timed and well-written book.”

NEWSgrist.com, 6/18/09
“It is an experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can apply to their own practice. With equal parts of practicality, warmth, good humor, and insight, Battenfield demystifies the path artists travel towards a flourishing career.” 

Peggy Payne, Peggy Payne’s Boldness Blog, 6/16/09
“[Jackie Battenfield] knows what she's writing about.”

The Expat Blog, 6/18/09
“Offers clear and useful steps to setting goals and achieving them.”

About the Author

Jackie Battenfield's work is represented in over a thousand collections worldwide. She teaches a course in professional development in the visual arts at Columbia University.


The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love 下载

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Jackie is a gifted artist and writer. She has years of gallery, grant writing, along with valueable artist Insights that will help you launch or furture your career to new heights.

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Enough said. If you love your art, and you want or need to make money from it, read this book! Buy one for yourself, your friends, your library, your community arts center.@@@@Five Stars

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Wish I could say that I've taken all of her advice -- but I've certainly taken it to heart! And as this book gets well used by my bedside, I'll expect that my web site ([..]) will be more inviting, my grant applications stronger, and my outreach to galleries and other sales channels more direct and more frequent.

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My one possibly negative comment is that I would have liked to see more about how the author integrated her creative work with the business of being an art business woman, but that's a minor criticism; it may have been the author's intent to avoid the issue of creativity.

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I would definitely recommend it for young artists and graduating students of art.@@@@The business side of being an artist

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Self- Help not Career Help

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