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Making It in the Art World

Strategies for Exhibitions and Funding

Brainard Carey



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Allworth Press,U.S.
01 June 2021
How today's artists survive, exhibit, and earn money-without selling out!

Career-minded artists, this is the book you have been waiting for! Making It in the Art World, Second Edition, explains how to be a professional artist and shares new methods to define and realize what success means. Whether you're a beginner, a student, or a career artist looking to be in the best museum shows, this book provides ways of advancing your plans on any level. Author Brainard Carey, an artist himself with prestigious exhibitions like the Whitney Biennial under his belt, draws on more than twenty years of experience in the art world and from over 1,500 interviews with artists and curators for Yale University Radio. Included is a thirteen-part workbook to help you formulate and execute a winning career advancement strategy, a process that will prepare you for navigating the art world successfully. Friendly chapters walk you through it all with topics such as:

Evaluating your work Submitting proposals to museums and galleries Creating pop-up shows Presenting work to the public Doing it your way (DIY exhibits) Organizing events Writing press releases Finding collectors online and connecting Using social media effectively Selling online Raising funds for projects Getting international recognition Making It in the Art World , Second Edition, is an invaluable resource for artists at every stage, offering readers a plethora of strategies and helpful tips to plan and execute a successful artistic career.
Imprint:   Allworth Press,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   293g
ISBN:   9781621537656
ISBN 10:   162153765X
Pages:   240
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 99 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brainard Carey is an artist and frequent lecturer on professional development for artists. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics, an online career development and support center for artists that provides educational materials as well as a community for artists and regularly brings in experts to talk about a variety of issues crucial to the development of an artist. Praxis Center also has ongoing lists of artist resources, including grants, exhibition opportunities, and more. As a working artist, he collaborates with his wife Delia Carey under the name Praxis; their work has been exhibited in the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, and other venues around the world. He has written five books for artists. He also co-authors other books with Delia Carey who is a co-founder and co-director of Praxis Center. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

Reviews for Making It in the Art World: Strategies for Exhibitions and Funding

In a remarkably useful guidebook for artists trying to find their way, the artist Brainard Carey has spelled out in a clear and concise manner a series of strategies and techniques that, taken as a whole, are the equivalent of that elusive course in real-world preparedness that most art schools gloss over or simply ignore. In addition to his thoughtful and thorough approach to the subject, Carey's candor and complete lack of cynicism and posturing makes this book a must-read for any emerging artist. --David A Ross, chair of MFA in Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, and former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art

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