Making it in the Art World by Brainard Carey


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Title: Making it in the Art World
Author: Brainard Carey
Publisher: Allworth Press
Imprint: Allworth Press
Published: 15 November, 2011
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 9 inches

Career-minded artists, Making it in the Art World is the book you've been waiting for!

Whether you’re a recent art school graduate or a serious mid-career artist trying to secure a place in a prestigious museum show, this indispensable guide is for you. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience in the art world, successful artist and professional development expert Brainard Carey shares his insights into how today’s artists can survive, exhibit, and earn money—all without selling out.

Topics include:

  • Evaluating your work
  • Submitting to museums and galleries
  • Creating pop-up shows
  • Doing it yourself (DIY exhibits)
  • Organizing events
  • Writing press releases
  • Getting connected with collectors
  • Using social media to network and promote your art
  • Raising funds
  • And much more!

With a thirteen-part workbook to help you formulate and execute a winning career-advancement strategy, Making it in the Art World will help you to prepare for a lifetime of success in the art world.

Brainard Carey was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Yonkers. After attending undergraduate art school at SUNY Purchase, he moved to Rhode Island and opened a gallery and began publishing a literary magazine. Carey then moved back to New York City, where he met Delia Bajo, and cofounded Praxis, which was invited to be in the Whitney Biennial in 2002 and to be in a solo show there in 2007, as well as other venues around the world. Carey also has a mentoring/ educational business that helps artists to write grants, exhibit, and advance their careers. He splits his time between New York City and a studio in New Haven, Connecticut, where he has a radio show on Yale radio WYBC called The Art World Demystified.

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Weight 1.5 lbs