The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions

by Lynn Basa, Mary Jane Jacob, and Barbara T. Hoffman. Second Edition July 2019. New York: Allworth Press Presents information on how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. Includes interviews with artists and arts administrators experienced in the public art field. The new edition shows artists how to cut Read more about The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions[…]

Guide to Getting Arts Grants

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. Click to order from Read more about Guide to Getting Arts Grants[…]

Licensing Art & Design

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.   Click to order from Amazon.com

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist

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. Click to order from Amazon.com

Corporate Art Consulting

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. Click to order from Amazon.com

The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing

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[…]