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Resources for Artists: Professional Development
This guide is intended for artists in search of information on exhibitions, professional development, funding, and materials.
Making and Being offers a framework for teaching art that emphasizes contemplation, collaboration, and political economy. This hands-on guide includes activities, worksheets, and assignments. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content.
In The Work of Art, Alison Gerber explores the art world to investigate who artists are (and who they're not), why they do the things they do, and whether a sense of vocational calling and the need to make a living are as incompatible as we've been led to believe.
Art Thinking offers practical principles, inspiration, and a healthy dose of pragmatism to help you navigate the difficulties of balancing creative thinking with driving toward results. With an MBA and an MFA, Amy Whitaker, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator, draws on stories of athletes, managers, writers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and even artists to engage you in the process of "art thinking."
The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers will appeal to a wide range of artists, makers, designers, and photographers looking to set up and establish an arts practice or design business within the visual arts and creative industries.
Fine Artists: A Practical Career Guide includes interviews with professionals in the field and covers the following areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions: Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Fiber artists, Installation artists, and Print makers.
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.