Professional Practices for Artists


Professional Practices for Artists

This group is for vital and important information for artists on how to proceed in the art worlds of your choice, while creating an art career on your own terms. (Revised from Art Basics from previous BAIA site)

Location: World Wide
Members: 98
Latest Activity: Apr 27

Discussion Forum

Art Licensing info needed

Started by Virginia Small. Last reply by Virginia Small Dec 17, 2015. 2 Replies

Does anyone here license their art? Where? Are there any websites, ning sites, blogs, etc. for Black artists who need information and want to license their work? I am looking for people who are doing it and can give step by step instructions and…Continue

Where do you look for opportunities?

Started by Julia Muney Moore. Last reply by Karen Atkinson Jun 30, 2015. 8 Replies

Hello--new member here, I'm the Director of Public Art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis.  I have a question--not just for artists who specialize in public art--where is your favorite place to look for exhibition and commission opportunities?I…Continue

Is this real ART?

Started by Ronnie L. Moorer. Last reply by Ron Young Nov 19, 2014. 7 Replies

When an artist who says. he or she has a God gifted talent to draw or self-taught artist, uses an opaque projector viewer to trace a photograph or image unto a canvas or paper, then paints or shade the image, then tells it was hand drawn, Is That…Continue

Tags: talent, she, he, talented, painting

Resumes for Artists

Started by Karen Atkinson. Last reply by Tanya Bracey Jun 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Writing a Resume The artist resume provides a selected overview of your artistic and professional accomplishments, education, affiliations, and hints at future aspirations. It usually accompanies your artist statement for exhibitions, proposals, and…Continue

Tags: proposals, cv, galleries, career, grants

What Do You Want to Know About?

Started by Karen Atkinson Apr 11, 2013. 0 Replies

This forum is a place for you to ask any question about professional practices that you would like answered. If you don't find the information you are looking for here, please ask a question so we can add that information.Continue

Tags: yourself, grants, applications, presenting, description

Exhibition Checklist

Started by Karen Atkinson Mar 31, 2013. 0 Replies

EXHIBITION CHECKLISTOnce you have secured a venue for your exhibition, make sure you understand the following: (print out a copy and then check off the appropriate boxes, or fill out the Exhibition layout)(Choose the questions that are applicable to…Continue

Tags: sheet, cheat, publicity, outreach, audience

Pricing Your Artwork

Started by Karen Atkinson Mar 31, 2013. 0 Replies

Pricing work can be one of the strangest, most nebulous areas of an art practice to navigate. After all, the monetary value of art, unlike car repair, or say, furniture manufacturing, can’t really be quantified by any set standard. There is no…Continue

Tags: selling, yourself, DIY, galleries, work

How to Write a Kick Ass Artist Statement and Why

Started by Karen Atkinson Mar 31, 2013. 0 Replies

An artist statement is an invaluable tool the artist uses to better understand how and why they do what they do. It is an ever-changing document that is revisited, often after a new body of work or project is completed, concisely outlining the…Continue

Tags: yourself, grants, applications, presenting, description

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Comment by Julia Muney Moore on August 14, 2015 at 3:42pm

Request for Qualifications for a public art commission in Indianapolis: 

Comment by Lord Q on June 10, 2013 at 11:54pm

Great exhibition opportunity for artists, the Black Lotus Gallery in Joshua Tree, CA.


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