The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers (Essential Guides)

The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers (Essential Guides)

by Alison B R A N A G A N (Author)

Synopsis

The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers is a comprehensive business start up and practical enterprise skills guide that will appeal to a wide range of artists and designers. Completely updated for 2013, this excellent guide will help artists and designers acquire vital knowledge and skills to develop a vision and future strategy so they can make a success of their creative business or arts practice. It includes seven profiles of established artists and designers, dozens of apt quotations, illustrated mind maps, diagrams, useful exercises and is printed in the latest dyslexic friendly font. Specific topics that are covered include: making creativity pay; self-employment vs employment; starting up a business; money management; business planning; building networks; self-promotion; funding and sponsorship; intellectual property and legal issues; negotiation tactics and contracts; records, taxes and basic bookkeeping; trading via the internet, innovation and future trends; a detailed business glossary and full list of professional bodies. All in all, this is a thorough guide for all visual artists who want to start up a business. 'This book cuts through the clatter and the jargon of business, giving clear, simple advice about how to make a success out of your art practice or creative company.' Sir James Dyson

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Published: 14 Feb 2011

ISBN 10: 140811903X
ISBN 13: 9781408119037
Book Overview: A guide for artists about how to set up and run successful businesses

Media Reviews
`This book cuts through the clatter and the jargon of business, giving clear, simple advice about how to make a success out of your art practice or creative company.' * Sir James Dyson *
'Packed with start-up business advice targeted at the talented...Branagan- a creative-industries business consultant- lays out a useful, thorough guide to practical enterprise.' * Accounting Technician (January 2011) *
'There are many books on the market that purport to teach new creative businesses how to set up and run their own businesses. Alison Branagan has succeeded in writing a book that is both concise and informative with just the right balance of business know-how and insider knowledge. Each area is clearly laid out with plenty of tips and tricks, common pitfalls and further sources of information.' * Peter Taylor, Director Technology & Training, The Goldsmiths' Company *
[A] clear, concise text * THES *
Boasts an impressive set of tools that can help a reader with any questions that will inevitably come up as they gain experience in the business side of the art world ... offer[s] many useful, coherent strategies for beginning to conceive of your artistic practice as a business * Fuel RCA online *
Seldom has a book been so timely; rarely has one been so readable and comprehensive. Anyone about to launch a new business that involves some aspect of the visual arts should go and buy this book ... [Branagan] is practical, humerous and incisive, and speaks about a field she clearly knows well and has experienced first hand; what she writes is relevant and easily understood. * Ceramic Review *
Wonderfully clear and concise, a must read for any Artist who wants to their practise to the next level. * DegreeArt.com *
Full of useful information invaluable to those starting out in a creative career as well as offering help to those of us who have been working in our chosen industries for many years... The book is bursting at the seems with vital information. -- Laila Smith * Findings *
Comprehensive business guide for artists and designers. * Printmaking Today *
Author Bio
Alison Branagan is a creative industries business consultant, author, and an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK, where she teaches short courses in entrepreneurship, business start-up and self-promotion.