Have you been dreaming of becoming a successful artist or starting an art business? We have selected books that may help you achieve your dreams below. Also check out our articles on how to successfully start an art business:
- How to Market Your Creative or Art Products
- How an Artist can Sell Custom Artwork Online
- How to Sell Art and Promote an Artist
- Starting an Alternative Gallery Art Space
Here are books on starting an Art Business:
By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. Whilst for some people money is anathema to art this is clearly a wealthy international industry, and a market with its own conventions and pressures.
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
Making It in the Art World is an invaluable resource for artists at every stage, offering readers a plethora of strategies and helpful tips to plan and execute a successful artistic career. Topics include how to evaluate your own work, how to submit art, how to present work to the public, how to avoid distractions in the studio, and much more.
Aspiring and new art gallery owners can now find everything they need to plan and operate a successful art gallery in this comprehensive volume. Edward Winkleman draws on his years of experience to explain step by step how to start your new venture. Chapters detail how to: — write a business plan — find start-up capital — find your ideal locale — renovate the space — manage cash flow — promote and grow your new business — attract and retain artists and clients — hire and manage staff — represent your artists.
The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to “The Sopranos, except nobody gets killed.” Whether you’re an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing a busy studio, or someone just thinking about becoming a professional artist, this indispensable resource will help you build your career and protect yourself along the way.
Sarah Thornton’s vivid ethnography—an international hit, now available in fifteen translations—reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, Seven Days in the Art World explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. 8 illustrations
Artists will find forms to help them organize their office: a twelve-month planning calendar, financial statement, sales agreement, model release, Form VA, rental-lease agreement, artist-agent agreement, slide reference sheet, competition record, target market chart, monthly project status, show planner, sample letters to various art world professionals, pricing worksheet, bill of sale, and many more.