New Look! New Features! Updated Resources! All the Tools You Need to Build a Successful Art Career in 2012!
You'll Love This Art Market Guide If:
- You want to sell more art & get into more galleries
- You want to submit your work but don’t know where to start
- You need tips on building your online & social media presence
- You want to know how to be an artist
2012 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market is the must-have artist reference guide for emerging artists, who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design
. For many years, professional & amateur artists have relied on us to help them learn how to be an artist, find new market & galleries for their art. We’re proud to be your partner in navigating the challenging & exciting art business world. The 2012 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market includes new features and guarantees the most up-to-date and individually verified listings possible.
In addition to the 100% updated market listings; artists will also find new art business resources they'll want to use everyday! Don’t miss out on the complete, up-to-date contact information for more than 1,600 art market listings, including galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs and more!
With Your 2012 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market You’ll Get:
- A free 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can search listings, track your submissions, and get the latest art and design news
- Articles on how to be a freelance artist or illustrator including topics such as basic copyright information and promoting your work
- Special features on selling more art in 2012, secrets to social media success, creating an online presence, fine-tuning your sales pitch and generating more referrals
- Informative articles on getting the most from workshops, handling problems creatively, applying creative thinking to running your business and managing your clients
- Interviews with successful professionals including graphic designer Tom Davie and artist and illustrator Mike Maydak
Get information on grants & residencies as well as organizations, publications and websites that offer support and direction for artists. Learn submission requirements & how to make a great first impression - soon you’ll be making more money as an artist!
Check out these FAQ from the 2012 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market:
How do companies get listed in the book? No company pays to be included – all listings are free. Every company has to fill out a detailed questionnaire about their art needs. All questionnaires are screened to make sure the companies meet our requirements. Each year we contact every company in the book and ask them to update their information.
Why aren’t other companies I know about listed in this book We may have sent these companies a questionnaire, but they never returned it. Or if they did return a questionnaire, we may have decided not to include them based on our requirements.
I sent some samples to a company that state they were open to reviewing the type of work I do, but have not heard from them yet, and they have not returned my materials. What should I do? At the time we contacted the company, the were open to receiving such submissions. However, things can change. It’s a good idea to contact any company listed in this book to check on their police before sending them anything. Perhaps they have not had time to review your submission yet. If the listing states that they can respond to queries in one month, and more than a month has passed, you can send a brief e-mail to the company to inqure about the state of your submission. Some companies receive a large volume of submissions, so you must be patient. Never send originals when you are querying – always send copies. If for any reason your samples are never returned, you will not have lost forever the opportunity to sell and important image. It is a good idea to include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) with your submissions, even if the listing does not specifically request that you do so. This may facilitate getting your work back.
A company says they want to publish my artwork, but first they will need a fee from me. Is that a standard business practice? No, it is not a standard business practice. You should never have to pay to have your art reviewed or accepted for publication. If you suspect that a company may not be reputable, do some research before you submit anything or pay their fees. The exception to this rule is art fairs. Most art fairs have an application fee, and usually there is a fee for renting booth space. Some galleries may also require a fee for renting space to exhibit your work (see the gallery market section for more information).