Download e-book for kindle: Creative Careers in Crafts by Susan Joy Sager

By Susan Joy Sager

ISBN-10: 1581153627

ISBN-13: 9781581153620

ISBN-10: 1581155247

ISBN-13: 9781581155242

Profiling approximately 50 execs from each sector of the craft undefined, this accomplished occupation source is for a person looking to pursue an artistic profession full-time or at the facet. Written by means of a market-savvy crafts occupation consultant, this publication offers precious how you can make the transition from a typical day activity to a dream craft profession, and incorporates a special part for younger craftspeople and their mom and dad. equipped by means of kind of material-clay, fiber, steel, glass, and wood-each part informs via an attractive mixture of inspirational profiles, an advent to every medium, and knowledge on the place to discover schooling aid. Subgenres of every craft are detailed-fiber artwork, for instance, branches out into baskets, beads, publication arts, dolls, quilts, wearables, weaving, and yarn. With a heritage of the crafts, state-of-the-art surveys, and self-help making plans instruments, this publication will empower starting crafters and encourage professional crafters to show their artistic skills right into a winning occupation.• bargains peer recommendation from approximately 50 skilled craftspeople• bargains an eclectic mixture of inspirational task profiles• advertisements to incorporate The Crafts file and American Crafts

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The sequence covers gallery representation, legal issues, marketing, grants, finances and accounting, forms of doing business, developing a portfolio, and professional presentations. org. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Since the Artist’s Resource Center’s (ARC) inception more than twenty years ago, thousands of artists have used its services through the subscriber-based Artist’s Resource Letter to find jobs, internships, and information on residencies, grants, competitions, and public art commissions.

Discussion: Identifying profiles of your customers will save you time and money in the long run, because you will know whether or not a show is appropriate and if that expensive ad in a magazine is worth the investment. Take the time to come up with a profile of your potential customers and then match it against your marketing plans. 8. Where would your customers see your work? a) at fairs, galleries, and shops; in advertisements; online; or at my annual studio sale. b) at a fair or studio sale a few times a year, or in a group show once in awhile.

6. The following phrase describes my work: a) a line of several different pieces created in multiples with a distinctive style, as well as a series of one-of-a-kind pieces. b) some pieces made in multiples and some one-of-a-kind pieces. c) many different styles—I like to experiment and never make the same thing twice. , produce multiple pieces or one-of-a-kind pieces) will directly CCIC 01 08/23/04 12:58 PM Page 31 Success Defined 31 affect how you market and sell your work. For example, if you choose not to make a production line, you may limit yourself to selling directly to your customers because shops may not be able to place orders with you.

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