Handbook includes career profiles that describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for 2012–2022.
A comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, offers advice on all aspects of the job including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development.
Real-world advice on everything from bidding on jobs and promoting yourself to filing taxes and getting health insurance. Worksheets help you refine your goals, price your work with confidence, write an artist's statement and more.
Topics covered in this comprehensive guide include copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations.
A stepping stone in understanding specific careers and provides a wealth of information on the education and training needed within each profession along with a look towards the future of the field with an informative employment outlook.