Career Resources for Artists

Reading List


  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines by the Graphic Artist Guild
  • Business And Legal Forms for Fine Artists by Tad Crawford
  • Legal Guide for the Visual Artist by Tad Crawford
  • Business Letters for Artists by Stephen Doherty

Getting Started

  • Taking the Leap by Cay Lang


  • Art Marketing 101 by Constance Smith
  • Art Office by Constance Smith and Sue Viders


  • Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians by Eric Maisel
  • Creativity for Life: Practical Advice on the Artist’s Personality, and Career by Eric Maisel
  • Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel
  • Life, Paint and Passion by Michele Cassou, Stewart Cubley


  • How to Start and Run A Commercial Art Gallery by Edward Winkelman
  • I’d Rather Be In the Studio by Alyson B. Stanfield
  • My Real Job is Being an Artist: How to Make a Living Making Art by Aletta de Wal
  • The Artist’s Marketing and Action Plan Workbook by Jonathan Talbot, Geoffrey Howard
  • The Artist’s Guide to Public Art by Lynn Basa

Artistic Life

  • The Art World Dream: Alternative Strategies for Working Artists by Eric Rudd
  • Living the Artist’s Life by Paul Dorrell
  • Starving To Successful by J. Jason Horejs

Online Resources

Professional Artist Career Consultants

  • House of Artistry, Jodi Walsh – 12 STEP Program for Artists (DVD available January 2010):, Washington, D.C.

Professional Art Coaches

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