An Artist's Guide to a Successful Career: Strategies for Financial and Critical Success

By John Dahlsen.

Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

Format Price
Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

An Artist’s Guide to Career Success is a comprehensive, holistic guide to financial and career success for artists and students wanting a reliable reference tool to guide them through all aspects of the art industry. This insider’s guide provides specific information, real examples and pertinent anecdotes about all aspects of the business of art. It is an invaluable and intelligent book that explores what it takes to have a successful career in the arts and will dispel romantic notions about life as an artist, while providing practical information and advice.

This book is a unique commentary on the art world from an artist’s perspective, and it includes insights into strategic practical business suggestions supported by an array of unique images from his collection as an environmental artist. It is an exceptional resource providing a wealth of information in an all-in-one guide to the business of art that also recognizes the reality that artists have spiritual yearnings often competing with the need to make money.

Divided into seven revealing sections and having a detailed postscript and appendix, this book contains everything the artist needs to know to launch and maintain a successful art career.

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 21.151MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

John Dahlsen

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Education, Business & Arts, School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

John Dahlsen is an award-winning artist and an acclaimed public speaker whose career has spanned four continents in thirty years. He is a leader in the field of environmental art and has engaged audiences around the world with his artwork and his unique message of business strategies for artists. He won Australia’s oldest art award, the Wynne Prize, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and represented Australia at the Athens Olympics of Visual Arts Exhibition. Considered highly collectible, he is represented by public and private collections internationally.


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