The Fine Artists Career Guide : Book by Daniel Grant

The Fine Artists Career Guide : Book by Daniel Grant


Low Stock - Only 1 Left

RRP £17.99

Price £12.50

A beginner s overview of the professional art world.

This new edition of an invaluable resource enables you, as a visual artist, to get a clear picture of the educational and professional opportunities open to you, establish yourself successfully in the market, or give your career a completely new spin. This book details the characteristics and qualifications of each profession, institutions that offer additional study in a particular field, plus where to look for current job postings.

Written by a veteran art career expert, it covers: selecting an art school; teaching at the college level or in residency programs; licensing artwork; portraiture and calligraphy; medical and scientific illustration; working in print studios and sculpture foundries; art conservation; art therapy; architecture and interior design; working in theater; museum careers; art law; art appraisal; arts administration; illustration and the design field.

Weaving together practical advice and in-depth discussions, interviews, and success stories from a wide range of professional artists, this is an invaluable tool for your career in the visual arts, whatever your background or experience.


“The Fine Artist s Career Guide accomplishes a monumental task in exploring and critiquing all the basic possibilities in art employment.” —Chicago Artists’ News

“Daniel Grant s The Fine Artist s Career Guide provides an excellent survey of the career options available to young artists in the fine and applied arts.” —Midwest Book Review

“Daniel Grant provides no-nonsense observations with authenticity.” —Arts & Activities

Table of contents:


Chapter 1: Selecting an Art School

Choosing the Program or School

Art Schools and the Computer

How Schools Select Their Students


Financial Aid

Chapter 2: Looking for a Job

Assessing Skills

Preparing a Resume

Developing a Network


Resources for Job Hunters

Career Advice for the Fine Artist

Chapter 3: Establishing a Presence in the Art World

Making Connections

Internships and Assistantships

Balancing the Day Job and a Rising Place in the Art World

Exhibiting One s Artwork

Art Worlds

Private Commissions

To Sell or Not to Sell (Directly)

Finding a Dealer

Sales and Rental Galleries

Selling Art on the Web

Chapter 4: The Search for Art-Related Income

Teaching at the College Level

State Artists-in-Residence Programs

Federal and Privately Sponsored Residence Programs

Developing a Print Market


Chapter 5: Putting One s Art Talents to Work


Courtroom and Forensic Art

Religious and Liturgical Art

Letter Arts

Combat Art

Chapter 6: Art-Related Employment Requiring Additional Study

Medical Illustration

Scientific Illustration

Art Conservation

Art Therapy


Interior Design

Chapter 7: Making a Living as a Printmaker

Supporting Oneself as a Printmaker

Working in a Print Studio

Supporting Oneself as a Sculptor

Public Works of Art

Foundry Technician


Theater Props


Chapter 8: Careers in the Art World The Museum as Employer

Art Appraisal


Chapter 9: Careers in Design

Moving into the Design Field


A Foot in Two Careers

From Commercial to Fine Art

Chapter 10: The Art World and Minorities

African-American Artists

Native-American Artists

Asian-American Artists

Latino Artists

Minority Artists and Craftspeople



General Job-Search Assistance

Career Skills for Artists

Art and the Law

Health and Safety in the Arts and Crafts

Of Related Interest



Paperback:320 pages

Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN-13: 1-58115-347-3

Note: All books are VAT exempt

No questions yet. Be the first to ask the question!
Please log in to ask a question.
Weight 0.7770
Quantity : Pack Single
Books & DVDs : Subject Career
Books & DVDs : Medium Theory
Books & DVDs : Author/Artist Daniel Grant

There are currently no reviews for this product.

Write Your Own Review

If you have used this product and would like to share your experience with other artists, please log in to leave a review