The Profitable Artist
A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts (Second Edition)
New York Foundation for the Arts, Peter Cobb, Felicity Hogan, Michael Royce
- 288 Pages
- August 14, 2018
- ISBN: 9781621536451
The Indispensable Roadmap Artists Need to Navigate Their Careers
While all art is unique, the challenges artists face are shared regardless of background, experience, and artistic medium. With decades of experience training and helping artists worldwide, the expert staff of the New York Foundation for the Arts—in conjunction with outside professionals—have compiled a “best practices” approach to planning and organizing an art career. In The Profitable Artist, Second Edition, NYFA has identified common problems, examined specialized areas of strategic planning, finance, marketing, law, and fundraising, and distilled these topics in such a way that readers can digest them and apply them to their own experience and practice.
This newly revised edition has made considerable updates to reflect changes in the legal and financial landscapes, the vast shift in the tools and culture of both social media and fundraising, and proven planning methodologies from the startup community. All of this continues to be presented in an accessible manner, which encourages artists to apply the information and techniques in a way that is true to their personal and artistic integrity. This invaluable guide appeals to artists in all disciplines of the literary, media, performing, and visual arts—from recent art school graduates to established artists undertaking new arts businesses to artists seeking more from their careers at any stage.
“The Profitable Artist is a goldmine for citizen artists of today who are looking to weave their art into the fabric of our society. The importance of recognizing one’s role and responsibility as an artist is more important today than ever before. It is about defining the purpose and relevance of one’s creative enterprise, and this resource offers meaningful insight in this space.” —Aaron P. Dworkin, professor of arts leadership and entrepreneurship, University of Michigan, and Afa S. Dworkin, president and artistic director, Sphinx Organization
“Back by popular demand is the second edition of The Profitable Artist. Its debut is as timely as the first edition. Much of the useful information in The Profitable Artist dovetails with recommendations contained in CreateNYC that support individual artists. It continues to be an invaluable resource of information and pathways to success and independence for artists everywhere!” —Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas, program director, Charles E. Culpepper Arts and Culture of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and chair, Citizens’ Advisory Committee for CreateNYC