The Artist's Guide to Public Art

The Artist's Guide to Public Art

How to Find and Win Commissions

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Random House, Inc.
Public art commissions--how to find them, how to get them.

* First-hand advice from experienced public artists
* Written by an artist for artists
* Includes expert information on public art law

Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, and a chapter on public art law, written by Barbara Hoffman, the country's leading public art law attorney, answers questions about this complex area. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more, The Artist’s Guide to Public Art shows artists the way to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically.


Perseus Publishing
Public art commissions--how to find them, how to get them.

* First-hand advice from experienced public artists
* Written by an artist for artists
* Includes expert information on public art law

Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, and a chapter on public art law, written by Barbara Hoffman, the country's leading public art law attorney, answers questions about this complex area. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more, The Artist’s Guide to Public Art shows artists the way to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically.


Norton Pub
Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Public art commissions--how to find them, how to get them.

* First-hand advice from experienced public artists
* Written by an artist for artists
* Includes expert information on public art law

Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, and a chapter on public art law, written by Barbara Hoffman, the country's leading public art law attorney, answers questions about this complex area. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more, The Artist’s Guide to Public Art shows artists the way to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically.

Book News
Basa (public and professional practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) guides artists through navigating the system, working efficiently, and standing up for their worth and rights when it comes to public commissions. Written for the practicing studio artist, the book covers business etiquette, running an efficient business, writing letters of interest, preparing proposals and budgets, sales techniques, contracts, dealing with conflict and controversy, and working with project managers and fabricators. A closing chapter gives answers on the topic from artists in the field. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, c2008
ISBN: 1581155018 (pbk.)
9781581155013 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 706.88 BAS
Characteristics: xv, 223 p. ; 23 cm

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