February 19, 2014


Since the first list was posted in December, quite a few new books on the topic have arrived.  Take a look and check them out!

The Business of Being an Artist 

These books may be of help if you are an artist or designer trying to get established and have a successful career.  Most are here at Central, and can be requested and checked out.  They are listed in call number order.  

GRANTS 332.0240024  Arts & Numbers, a Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers & other members of the Creative Class, by Elaine Grogan Luttrell

GRANTS 700.79  Artist’s Guide to Grantwriting, by Gigi Rosenberg 

GRANTS 700.7973  Guide to Getting Arts Grants, by Ellen Liberatori


343.730787  Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists, by Tad Crawford 

343.7307874  Business and Legal Forms for Crafters, by Tad Crawford

346.730652  Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, by Tad Crawford 

380.145  Photographer’s Market (new edition every year) 

700.23  The Business of Being an Artist, by Daniel Grant

700.688  Art Marketing 101; An Artist’s Guide to a Successful Business Plan, 4th edition, by Constance Smith

700.688  Artist’s Business and Marketing Toolbox, by Neil McKenzie 

701.15  Making Art a Practice; 30 Ways to Paint a Pipe {How to be the Artist You Are}, by Cat Bennett

702.3  ART/WORK; Everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your Art Career, by Heather Darcy Bhandari
702.3  I Just Like to Make Things; Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft  by Lilla Rogers

 702.3  Making it in the Art World, by Brainard Carey

702.3  Starting your Career as an Artist, by Angie Wojak

706  Commissioning Contemporary Art; A Handbook for Curators, Collectors, and Artists, by Louisa Buck 

706.8  Art That Pays; The Emerging Artist’s Guide to Making a Living, by Adele Slaughter 

706.8  The Profitable Artist; A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts, by Peter Cobb

706.88  Advanced Strategies for Marketing Art; Innovative Ways to Boost your Art Career, by Constance Smith 

706.88  The Artist’s Guide to Public Art; How to Find and Win Commissions, by Ralph Mayer

706.88  The Artist’s Guide to Selling Work, 2nd edition, by Annabelle Ruston

706.88  Licensing Art 101, 3rd edition, by Michael Woodward

706.88  New Markets for Artists; How to Sell, Fund Projects, by Brainard Carey

720  Architect?  A Candid Guide to the Profession, by Roger K. Lewis

741.6  How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing your Soul  by Adrian Shaughnessy

741.6023  How to Start a Home-Based Graphic Design Business, by Jim Smith
741.60688  Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, 14th edition

741.60688  Success by Design; The Essential Business Reference for Designers, by David Sherwin

741.64023  Becoming a Successful Illustrator, by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies
745.449  Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market (new edition every year)

746.92068  How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business, by Angela Wolf 

770.232  Business and legal forms for photographers, by Tad Crawford 

770.68  How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Photography Business, by Bryan Rose

808.066701  Writing the Artist Statement:  Revealing the True Spirit of Your Work, by Ariane Goodwin