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The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissionsby Lynn Basa
Synopses & Reviews
Public art commissions—how to find them, how to get them
Public-art commissions are challenging and rewarding and this timely guide shows beginning and working visual artists exactly how to start and build a career in the world of public art. 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 countrys 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 Artists Guide to Public Art shows artists the way to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically.
• First-hand advice from experienced public artists
• Written by an artist for artists
• Includes expert information on public art law
Book News Annotation:
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)
Public-art commissions are challenging and rewarding and this timely guide shows beginning and working visual artists exactly how to start and build a career in the world of public art.
About the Author
Lynn Basa, an artist for almost 30 years, has conceived of and produced site-specific work for hospitals, universities, corporate headquarters, and private collections. She lives in Chicago.
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