By Alison Branagan

ISBN-10: 1408129922

ISBN-13: 9781408129920

Aimed at arts graduates, this convenient pocket advisor solutions the main urgent questions graduates have while constructing an artistic company. Many scholars who graduate from paintings tuition do not know tips to make a dwelling out in their paintings, yet this booklet provides a hundred important enterprise similar issues (explained in 250 phrases or much less) that they need to comprehend prior to embarking on a profession within the arts. The publication is split into five sections that would support visible artists be successful during this aggressive box: enterprise, merchandising, criminal stuff, cash and final concepts. in brief, it in short covers all of the major questions arts scholars can have approximately beginning their careers.

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Even the skills being taught at colleges today, and in the recent past, may be superseded in the near future. If you fail to keep up to date by attending workshops and conferences, or by reading articles or periodicals, you may find yourself in difficulties. Trend forecasting – predicting the future – is another form of innovation. If you are a commercial artist, printer, sculptor, illustrator or designer working in interiors, furniture, textiles, soft furnishings or any other product, it could be vital to understand the key themes, colour palettes, patterns and textures that retailers are planning for the next 36 months.

Time is a valuable resource and must not be wasted. Setting up a business requires hard work and perseverance. Artists and designers often exclaim that they just want to ‘sell their work’ and not enter into the complexities of running a business. Unfortunately, selling your work and gaining commissions or freelance contracts requires you to be your own manager, marketer, public relations consultant and banker. It also takes a great deal of time to develop a list of clients, customers or collectors who will buy, hire or commission your work.

What are trademarks? 57. Why should I keep inventions secret? 58. What is the relevance of terms and conditions? 59. What is the point of having a contract? 60. Why should I read a contract? 61. What should I do if I do not agree with a contract? 62. How do I spot a rights grab? 63. What should I do if I have been ripped off? 64. Tell me about DACS 65. What insurance do I require? 66. What is so important about safety? 67. What are British Standards and CE marking? 68. How do environmental regulations apply?

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