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 practical ways to take that next step. Chapter by chapter, she'll help you map out a personalized route toward the creative life of your dreams.
- Get real-world advice on everything from bidding for jobs and promoting yourself to filing taxes and getting health insurance.
- Worksheets help you refine your goals, price your work with confidence, write an artist's statement and more.
- Interviews with successful artists in a range of professions reveal how they "made it," complete with advice on how you can, too.
- Index of useful organizations and additional reading provides further resources for would-be professional artists.
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!
What Mary Burzlaff Bostic, Senior Content Developer for North Light Books, has to say:
Tired of feeling like a starving artist? Then this is the guide for you. Successful freelance artist Margaret Peot will help you define and achieve your art career goals. I love the hands-on worksheets and the interviews with a variety of artists and art professionals.