by Lynn Basa. New York: Allworth Press, 2008. Provides guidance on how to start and build a career in public art. Includes information on finding, applying for, competing for, and win a public art commission. Publisher’s price $19.95 Click to order from Amazon.com and Save!
by Ellen Liberatori. New York: Allworth Press, 2006. Provides artists (and arts groups) with information on facts and skills needed for grants applications in the arts, including formulating budgets, mastering the intricacies of the application process, online resources and application opportunities, insights into understanding the selection and review process, and more. Publisher’s price $19.95 Click Read more about Guide to Getting Arts Grants[…]
by Caryn R. Leland. New York: Allworth Press, revised 1995. Contains advice on how to license creative images with information on protecting ideas using copyrights, patents, and trademarks; maximizing royalties; finding manufacturers and distributors; and licensing in cyberspace. Includes a model licensing agreement. Publisher’s price $16.95 Click to order from Amazon.com and Save!
by Tad Crawford. New York: Allworth Press, revised 2010. Covers copyright, contracts, sales, taxation, estate planning, and many other legal issues of importance to artists and their work. The new edition includes a discussion of new media and electronic rights. Publisher’s price $19.95 Click to order from Amazon.com and Save!
by Susan Abbott. New York: Allworth Press, revised 1999. Although directed at art consultants and gallery owners, artists will find much of the advice helpful, such as how to generate leads and reach decision makers in the corporate art field. Publisher’s price $34.95 Click to order from Amazon.com and Save!
by Tad Crawford. New York: Allworth Press, revised 2014. Contains ready-to-use forms with detailed instructions, including artist-gallery agreements, and contracts for sales, commissions, and limited editions. Includes a CD-ROM to print out the various forms. Publisher’s price $17.95 Click to order from Amazon.com and Save!
The Handbook for Corporate Art Consultation by Barbara Markoff. PFM Books, Morganville, NJ, 2010. Although written for art consultants and those who want to enter the field, this book provides good ideas on art marketing that will be helpful to artists. The chapter “Working with Artists” will also be of interest. Publisher’s price $29.95 Read more about Becoming a Corporate Art Consultant[…]
How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist by Gigi Rosenberg. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010. Empowers artists with the tools they need to find and win funding. Includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from dozens of funded artists, and tips from grants officers and fundraising specialists. Covers every aspect Read more about The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing[…]
by Monona Rossol. New York: Allworth Press, revised 2001. Everything you need to know about safe and unsafe art materials, and comply with the United States and Canadian right-to-know laws. Publisher’s price $24.95 Click to order from Amazon.com and Save!
A Practical Guide to Consigning Art by Tad Crawford and Susan Mello. New York: Allworth Press, revised 2008. Provides guidelines for sound business negotiations and resolving disputes. Includes a chapter on consignment legislation, and the texts of the art consignment laws enacted in more than 31 states. Publisher’s price $12.95 Click to order from Amazon.com Read more about The Artist-Gallery Partnership[…]