Starting Your Career as an Artist: A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, and Other Visual Artists (Paperback)
Starting Your Career as an Artist is a comprehensive manual full of sound advice for artists seeking to advance their professional careers. Veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals, create a plan of action, and use their talents to build a productive life in the art world. Chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as building community through networking, collaborating, and finding mentors; setting up a studio; health and safety for artists; artist’s resumes and CVs; developing marketing plans; finding alternative exhibition venues; and refining career aspirations. In addition, the book includes inspiring and insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene.
About the Author
Angie Wojak is the director of career development at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Wojak has also served as the director of career services at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and Parsons the New School for Design. She has lectured on art and design career topics at universities and conferences including Cannes Lions International, Harvard, and the Pratt Institute. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Stacy Miller has worked as the director of research and professional development at the College Art Association as well as the director of art and design education at Parsons the New School for Design. She teaches in the photography department at Parsons and is creating a web-based start-up for artists to help advocate for, design with, and discuss how their creative lives can flourish. She lives in New Rochelle, New York.