Margaret Peot and F&W’s North Light Books presents:
The Successful Artist’s Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art
Art is one of the best parts of your life … are you ready to make it your living? Whether you are an art student, an aspiring artist or a longtime hobbyist, Margaret Peot offers experienced advice on ways to take that next step. Through artist interviews, personal stories, worksheets and practical tips, she’ll help you map out a personalized route toward the creative life of your dreams
In a world where artists are stereotyped as struggling and starving, this upbeat, down-to-earth guide shows you how to live, so that the business of living doesn’t halt your art-making. Embrace your passion and shape your daily life into a work of art!
“It’s like an upbeat, introductory course to being a freelance artist where you encounter lots of success stories along with being given the tools and fundamental information to plan your own path.”
-Marion Boddy-Evans for About.com
“The Successful Artist’s Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art…(is) teeming with worksheets and writing assignments intended to aid readers in divining their true calling, and they include scores of interviews with a variety of successful, working artists. Artist’s Career Guide is adamant that visual artists can lead healthy, financially stable lives. But, unlike other careers, it is a journey that requires personal tailoring — and introspection.”
-Bruce Walsh for Metro news
“Flying in the face of the struggling artist stereotype, Margaret Peot delivers The Successful Artist’s Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art…even during challenging economic times, Peot provides welcome proof that living the creative life remains possible.”
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The Successful Artist’s Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art is available to buy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, and on the F&W Media Website:
Through artist interviews, personal stories, self-reflective worksheets and practical information, Margaret Peot (author of Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity and Make Your Mark: Explore Your Creativity and Discover Your Inner Artist, and of the upcoming Alternative Art Journals: Explore Innovative Approaches to Collecting Your Creativity) offers advice to anyone who has decided to embrace life as a visual artist.
As artists, we often define ourselves first as Artists, and then hope we’ll be able to work out how to make a living. But, “making a living” doesn’t just refer to what you choose to do to make money. It is about you as a whole person: Making choices about how you want to live, spend your leisure hours, in what way you wish to contribute to your community. It will be easier to maintain a life making art if your art and life are not separate things. You can hold the life you wish for in your hands and shape it with the same care and attention to this as you do to making your art.
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The Successful Artist’s Career Guide, geared to both young artists starting out to experienced artists looking to make a career out of making art, will provide information, advice, opportunity for self reflection to help the reader find their best path as artists:
CHAPTER 1: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO AND WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?
Tap your dreams and inspiration, and begin shaping your life as a working artist with these practical and engaging tools.
CHAPTER 2: WHAT WILL BE YOUR EXPERTISE?
Discover your own unique potential by defining where the Artist and the Artisan in you meet.
CHAPTER 3: WHAT IS YOUR ART WORTH?
Bidding jobs and pricing your work, from freelancing to full-time.
CHAPTER 4: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
A closer look at artists in the workforce and the business of art, health insurance, legal and tax advice.
CHAPTER 5: PROMOTING YOURSELF
How your portfolio, common sense, and creativity all come together in effective marketing.
CHAPTER 6: INTERESTING ART JOBS
Eighty-Eight art-making paths for you to compare and consider.
CHAPTER 7: GETTING TO WORK
Finding a studio or making one at home, organizing your time and resources, and ensuring that you continue to make art.
Each chapter will contain interviews from artists who make their living as artists, along with examples of their work.
Peot’s book, The Successful Artist’s Career Guide, will help the reader be as proactive and ambitious in planning their lives as they are in planning their own artwork.
The Successful Artist’s Career Guide:
Finding Your Way in the Business of Art
By Margaret Peot
Price: $24.95 / CAN $25.95
For more information:
Margaret Peot, 646-228-5043