Art Criticism and Art Critics

Resources for obtaining information about art criticism and art critics, including the pros and cons of art criticism, and contacting art critics.   PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Seeing Out Louder: Art Criticism 2003-2009 Author: Jerry Saltz. Hudson Hills Press, LLC, 2009. The senior art critic for New York Magazine, signals out mismanaged museums, out-of-control auction houses, misguided artists, the gossip pages of Artforum, and the tent-city casinos known as Art Fairs. PublisherL Hudson Read more…

Social Practice Arts

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Art and Social Practice Workbook  A collection of resources, assignments, prompts, and other texts regarding socially engaged practices. The workbook exists as a publication and participatory exhibition. Visitors assemble their own workbook and activations of select texts are programmed. Available as a pdf. Publisher: Guestwork  http://guestwork.org/The-Art-and-Social-Practice-Workbook Art as Social Action: An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art Editors: Gregory Sholette and Chloë Bass Read more…

Artworld Innerworkings

A list of publications that take readers inside the artworld to examine the innerworkings of the artworld, for better or worse, and provide a better understanding of how the artworld works. Websites are in alphabetical order  Cancel Art Galleries https://www.instagram.com/cancelartgalleries/?hl=en An anonymous Instagram account that shares stories of discrimination, exploitation, and abuse in the commercial art world. Submit your stories anonymously. PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Art Biz: The Covert World of Collectors, Read more…

Art Scams

Advice and information about art scams aimed at protecting artists from being victimized by art scams on the internet and through social media.   PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER  Report Scams: A Resource Guide for Victims of Internet Scams Author: Kathleen McMahon The author provides important resource links for reporting scams so that victims of scams can focus their energy on reporting the crime, instead of searching all over for who you can turn Read more…

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Art Marketing

The following resources will help you learn how to enhance your art career with art marketing skills and projects, reaching out to new audiences for your work. PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Advanced Strategies for Marketing Art: Innovative Ways to Boost Your Art Career Author: Constance Smith Artists are taught to think about innovative and genre-specific marketing venues that they otherwise never would have explored. Publisher: Artnetwork Publication Date: 2011 The Art of Buying Read more…

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Print on Demand

Resources for advice and information on using print on demand self-publishing services. Print on demand can be used for many art-related services, including exhibition catalogs, books, artist books, and other self publishing projects. PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing Author: Mark Levine Includes a better understanding of self-publishing companies’ services, contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations. This latest Read more…

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Crowdsourcing

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help Author: Amanda Palmer Musician Amanda Palmer raised more than a million dollars from 25,000 backers. In learning that many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and Read more…

Fiscal Sponsors

Resources for artists to better understand the benefits of obtaining a fiscal sponsor for projects. Resources include a list of fiscal sponsors that assist artists with grants and fundraising.   PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship Author: Sue Greenberg, A free downloadable publication that builds a good case on why organizations should offer fiscal sponsorship services to artists. Publisher: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts http://vlaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Guide-to-Fiscal-Sponsorship.pdf  ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN Read more…

News

ORDER CORPORATE ART CONSULTANTS/ADVISORS LIST and MUSEUM INDEPENDENT CURATORS LIST AVAILABLE VIA DROPBOX 2016 Corporate art consultants and advisors sell work to large and small corporations, businesses, and to individuals. This includes, for example, the hospitality industry encompassing hotels, spas, restaurants, nightclubs, convention centers, race tracks, and health clubs; healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, assisted living and nursing homes, doctors and dental offices, and rehabilitation and medical centers. Clients also include banks and financial institutions, Read more…

Artists’ Books

A list of resources for artists who are creating artists’ books, including publishers, retail outlets and organizations that provide support services for artists’ books. ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Art Metropole www.artmetropole.com A nonprofit organization that publishes and sells artists books. Based in Toronto. Bookartbookshop www.bookartbookshop.com Sells artists books and small press publications. Based in London.   Center for Book Arts www.centerforbookarts.org Nonprofit educational and exhibition facility. Offers classes and production facilities for artists’ Read more…