“Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times “Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on artists in this materialistic society.” —The Miami Herald Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. In this newly revised edition, Caroll Michels continues to demystify the inner workings of the art world and challenge the status quo. New chapters discuss such topics as: New business models for artists: Going to the extreme The use of social media and website development as marketing and publicity tools and what does and doesn’t work The confusion between the “art-buying public” and the “general public” and their differences New suggestions for establishing and calculating prices for artwork Neighborhood gentrification and the growing challenges of securing a reasonably priced live/work space How dealers find artists, how to negotiate with dealers, and how to understand a dealer’s agenda Using her own experiences as an artist as well as the experiences of her clients, Michels crafts a must-read guidebook for anyone interested in embarking upon a successful career as an artist.
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.
Ubersetzung der amerikanischen Originalausgabe von Art & Fear Ein Uberlebenshandbuch fur den Kunstler von David Bayles & Ted Orland Worum geht es bei Kunst? Wohin bewegt sie sich? Welche Widerstande gibt es? DAS SIND DIE FRAGEN, AUF DIE ES ANKOMMT, wiederkehrende Fragen, die sich in jedem Stadium der kunstlerischen Entwicklung stellen. Sie sind der Ursprung fur dieses Kompendium scharfsinniger Beobachtungen. Kunst & Angst erforscht, wie Kunst geschaffen wird, die Grunde, warum Kunstwerke oft nicht entstehen und die Art der Schwierigkeiten, die so viele Kunstler dazu bringt, auf der Wegstrecke aufzugeben. Dieses Buch handelt davon, was du fuhlst, wenn du in deinem Atelier oder im Lehrsaal sitzt, du an der Topferscheibe oder am Keyboard, vor der Staffelei oder hinter deiner Kamera stehst und du versuchst, das Werk, das dir bestimmt ist, zu schaffen. Es geht darum, dass du deine Zukunft in die Hand nimmst, den Freien Willen uber Vorherbestimmung, die Wahl vor den Zufall stellst. Es geht darum, dein eigenes Werk zu finden."
Warum erreichen manche Menschen trotz aller Affirmationen und positiven Denkens oft nicht die gewünschten Resultate? Den besseren Job, mehr Geld auf dem Konto, eine glückliche Beziehung und natürlich eine stabile Gesundheit? Das fehlende Element in der Kette ist die sanfte, aber eindringliche Kraft der eigenen Gefühle. Gefühle sind die heimlichen Herrscher im Leben. Lynn Grabhorn verrät ihren Lesern, wie sie mit einem 30-Tage-Programm die Gefühle zum machtvollen Verbündeten machen.
Geschichten, die die Liebe schreibt! Ein Sonnenstrahl spiegelt sich im Fenster eines Straßencafés, der Duft frischer Croissants liegt in der Luft, an einer Straßenecke verabschiedet sich ein Paar mit einem leidenschaftlichen Kuss: Ein neuer Tag beginnt in der Stadt der Liebe. Drei junge Französischlehrer treffen gleich die Menschen, denen sie heute während eines Spaziergangs durch Paris Sprache und Kultur näherbringen wollen. Ein gebrochenes Herz, der Wunsch nach Glück und eine unbestimmte Sehnsucht begleiten sie dabei. Sie wissen nicht, was das Leben heute für sie bereithält, nur eines ist sicher: Am Ende dieses Tages könnte sich alles verändert haben ...
The author serves up a concise account of the history and practice of art writing, discussing the wide range of approaches to writing about this ephemeral subject, from critics to encyclopedias of art. Original.
The creative class—artists, actors, writers, musicians, freelancers, dancers, performers, and the like—are known for applying their passion for creative expression to everything they do. Perhaps the one thing that most fills this group with apprehension is the rigid world of numbers. This leads to problems arising from the unconventional financial and business situations of creative professionals, as well as the nonprofit organizations with which they're often affiliated. Finances, budgeting, and business matters can be dreaded, if not outright ignored, by creatives--to the detriment of their artistic pursuits. Author, artist, and CPA Elaine Grogan Luttrull has written Arts & Numbers to help creative professionals find the same confidence in their financial dealings as in their chosen mode of expression. It is an engaging, accessible guide that covers a variety of must-know topics, such as budgeting, cash management, visual charting, taxes, employment, and business etiquette. In a simple, straightforward style, Luttrull draws examples from smooth-flowing narratives depicting common issues within the arts worlds, as well as from her own personal anecdotes. Unlike stuffy textbooks and patronizing business books, Arts & Numbers is a lively and artfully done ally in helping creative professionals plan their present financial situations and secure their futures.
The fourth edition of this eminently useful book includes new forms for hiring and firing employees, agreements to arbitrate, promissory notes, and general releases. Also included are a contract for the sale of an artwork, contract for a commission, delivery-of-art confirmation form, artist-gallery contract, contract for an exhibition loan, model release, commercial lease, sublease, and lease assignment, and much more. Each form includes step-by-step instructions, advice, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal possible. A convenient CD-ROM lets buyers customize and print their forms from any PC or Mac. Every fine artist needs a copy of this remarkable guide!
Key Benefit:A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Eighth Edition,the best-selling book of its kind, equips students to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and prepares them with the tools they need to present their ideas in effective writing.Key Topics:This concise yet thorough guide to "seeing and saying" addresses a wealth of fundamental matters, such as distinguishing between description and analysis, writing a comparison, using peer review, documenting sources, and editing the final essay.Market:This book is a perfect complement to any art course where writing is involved
Arranged chronologically, features more than forty essays by an international panel of experts on art, art critiicism, and art therory tracing the evolution of art from ancient times to the twentieth century.
The essential guide for freelance writers, now completely updated and revised. The Canadian Writer's Market is the authority on who publishes what and how best to bring your work to their attention. It offers practical advice on everything from manuscript preparation to copyright law, from information on pay rates to writers' workshops. This useful guide also includes comprehensive and up-to-date listings for: consumer magazines; literary and scholarly journals; trade, business, and professional publications; daily newspapers; book publishers; literary agents; awards, competitions, and grants; writers' organizations and support agencies; writers' workshops, courses, and retreats. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The author describes ways to employ the visual arts in the writing workshop with reasons to do it, guides for trying it, images, and worksheets.
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.
LEVEL: For grades preK-8Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom is an accessible and clearly written guide for integrating visual art into classroom practice. Revised and expanded from the author's previous bestselling resource, Art & Illustration, Teaching Art incorporates new developments in art education. Throughout the book, you will find suggestions for extending and adapting art exercises to meet the needs of both your students and the curriculum.This new edition includes: how to set up an art-friendly classroom how to teach drawing skills how to integrate art with core curricula how to use art and illustration as a companion to writing a chapter on art and assessment the basic art elements and principles colour mixing and colour theory strategies to encourage creativity and problem solving new chapters on sculpture, photography, video, multimedia, installation, and performance art featured artists and art teachers who share their best practices updated list of picture books, including several new children's books and illustrator ...and much more!Teaching Art is written for classroom teachers, art education specialists, childcare workers, artists working in schools, parents who home-school their children, and school administrators. It can also be used as a university textbook for Education students. The book provides a framework for teaching art in a way that is integrated with regular classroom practice and mindful of current art curriculum outcomes. Although the book focuses on art for primary and middle-school students from pre-school to grade eight, Teaching Art is also useful to art specialists at the high-school level who are looking for new strategies or project ideas to add to their established secondary programs.
"The Writer's Portable Mentor will: Help you acquire the habits and practices of virtuoso creators ; Guide you in structuring your book, story, or essay ; Open the door to the sentence strategies of the masters ; Give you the tools to develop a poet's ear for sound ; Train you in observation skills honed by visual artists ; Help you complete more works that are more accomplished ; Provide more effective approaches to getting published ; Guide you in creating a writer's life that is more productive and more rewarding" --Cover, p. 4.

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