Todays Art Marketing Quote comes from one of our favorite Art Career Books: “How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist” by Caroll Michels. This book is a must-read for any artist serious about their career. You’ll feel excited and empowered as you read it!
Artists, by the fact they are artists, have power. Artists provide thousands of non-artists with jobs! Examples of non-artists who depend on artists for jobs include dealers; gallery staffs; curators; museum staffs; arts administrators; critics and journalists; corporate art consultants and advisors; federal, state, and municipal employees; teachers; framers; accountants; lawyers; and art suppliers.
Yet more non-artists than artists make a living from art, and non-artists make more money from art that artists! This inequity exists, as do many others, because artists, the “employers,” individually and collectively have not yet recognized their power.
Caroll Michels: From “How To Survive and Prosper as an Artist”
We agree with Caroll. Don’t be a second-class citizen in the art world – claim your true place as an employer of thousands. It starts with knowing your value and taking steps every day to move your career forward. You are the CEO so make sure that you make the plans. And make sure that you read Caroll’s book.