The National Society of Artists was designed to meet the needs of artist who worked in all media, rather than just one. It is a unifying force between artists of different media, styles, techniques, and outlooks.
The Portrait Society is committed through its mission to providing educational resources to anyone interested in technical information, traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture.
Painting Career Resources
Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers by Elaina LovelandOffering a wealth of creative career paths, accurate income information, job descriptions, and relevant college courses to take, this guide shows that creative people aren't doomed to be "starving artists" and that there are numerous ways to make a living in creative fields. More than 75 creative professions are featured from across the arts spectrum, with practical advice from working professionals about the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen creative careers. Whether one wishes to pursue the traditional path of professional performer or writer and find a related part-time arts career or wants to investigate full-time employment in creative fields, this guide shows that real world jobs can offer creative fulfillment.
Publication Date: 2009
Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers by Mark SalmonEach book offers: The latest information on a field of interest Training and educational requirements for each career Salary statistics for different positions within each field Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
Call Number: N6505 .S34 2009
Publication Date: 2008
Starting Your Career As an Artist: A Guide to Launching a Creative Life by Angie Wojak; Stacy MillerIn this comprehensive manual, veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals and create a plan of action to advance their professional careers, and use their talents to build productive lives in the art world. In addition, the book includes insightful interviews with professional artists and well-known players in the art scene. The second edition features a new chapter on social media and includes interviews with artists, museum professionals, and educators. All chapters cover topics essential to the emerging artist, such as: *Using social media to advance your practice *Health and safety for artists *Artist's resumes and CVs *Finding alternative exhibition venues *Building community through networking *Collaborating and finding mentors *Refining career aspirations This invaluable resource is sure to encourage and inspire artists to create their own opportunities as they learn how the creativity that occurs inside the studio can be applied to developing a successful career in the art world. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.