Alumni + Faculty Contribute to CARFAC BC's EBook - Artists Talk

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By Roxanne Toronto

Posted on July 25, 2016 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:06AM

A Practical Guide to Emerging as an Artist in Canada

Artists Talk includes texts on a wide-range of business of art topics—from preparing exhibition proposals to negotiating artist fees—written by artist, alumna and sessional faculty member, Annie Briard; CARFAC National Director, April Britski; public art administrator and alumna, Ashley Guindon; Access Gallery Director/Curator and sessional faculty member, Kimberly Phillips, and others. Texts are bolstered by comprehensive video interviews with prominent Canadian artists, arts administrators, and gallerists, including artists (and alumni) Luke Parnelll and Kristina Fiedrich, Lou-Ann Neel, and 221A Artist-Run Centre Director Brian McBay.

Chapters include:

  1. Establishing Your Career in the Arts
  2. Presenting and Promoting Your Work
  3. CARFAC, Artist Fees, and Copyright
  4. Showing Your Work and Negotiating Fees with Confidence
  5. Emerging as an Indigenous Artist
  6. Developing Your Business Skills
  7. Financing Your Art Practice
  8. Working as an Artist in the Public Realm
  9. Continuing Education

Available now on the iBookstore, Google Play, Chapters Indigo Kobo, and Amazon Kindle.

Artists Talk: What is an Emerging Artist?

In 2016, CARFAC BC published an interactive eBook called Artists Talk Made up of over 400 pages of text and 9 video interviews, it's filled with valuable information from artists, gallerists, and arts administrators. Includes texts on a wide-range of business of art topics—from preparing exhibition proposals, to marketing your work, negotiating artist fees, and so much more. Available in the following formats: Amazon Kindle iTunes iBookstore Google Play Chapters Indigo Kobo