A Pocket Business Guide for Artists & Designers: 100 Things by Alison Branagan

By Alison Branagan

Aimed at arts graduates, this convenient pocket consultant solutions the main urgent questions graduates have while constructing an inventive company. Many scholars who graduate from paintings college do not know how you can make a dwelling out in their paintings, yet this publication offers a hundred worthy company comparable issues (explained in 250 phrases or much less) that they need to be aware of sooner than embarking on a occupation within the arts. The publication is split into five sections that would support visible artists be successful during this aggressive box: enterprise, promoting, felony stuff, funds and final recommendations. in brief, it in short covers the entire major questions arts scholars could have approximately beginning their careers.

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Should I make a will? 97. How do I find out about future opportunities? 98. What happens if things go wrong? 99. Can I cope with rejection? 100. What can I do to make my creative venture a success? 101? Further reading Footnote Acknowledgements Foreword As a student at the Royal College of Art, London, I wanted to become an artist, but by my third year I had gravitated towards industrial design and engineering. I soon discovered that I had a passion for making things that solve problems. Although I wasn’t a businessman, I had to quickly learn the skills necessary to run a company.

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? 69. What is a CRB check? What is the ISA? 70. Do other regulations apply to me? Money 71. What should I do if I am making money while still studying? 72. How do I make money when I leave college?

For larger commissions you will usually receive, or have to negotiate, a proportion of the fee up front, with the remainder being paid in instalments. The arrangements will depend on the type of undertaking. If you need further guidance you should consult your professional body. Document and date everything: sketches, drafts, CAD files, details of suppliers, records of expenses, images/photographs of work in progress and the finished work. Compiling evidence of your professional work in a small book, folder, portfolio or on web pages will help you to gain future commissions.

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