Artist and Freelance Resources
Freelancers have developed this hourly rate calculator to give you a guide based on your costs, number of billable hours and desired profit. It is a simple tool for you to play with.
Remember your hourly rate should always take into account factors like market demand, industry standards, skill level and experience - things that unfortunately we can't put into a calculator!
Use these calculations as a guide and then modify to suit your circumstance and conditions.
It will take you about 5-20 minutes to complete depending on how
much attention you give each calculation.
Art Business Tips
advice from Clients From Hell
Building Heavenly Relationships with Clients
How to Handle Criticism
How to tell a Client that they're Wrong
What to do with Deadbeats Clients
How to identify a Client from Hell
from around the web:
Top 5 Marketing Keys to Social Media Promos
the 10,000 hour rule
more on the rule
Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell's latest release has sparked off a lot of interest and debate about the 10000 hour rule. This is a great starting point and reveals many surprising examples of the rule at work.
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Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Elseby: Geoff Colvin
A slightly different perspective from Gladwell's, but along the same lines.
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Learning from Wonderful Lives: Lessons from the Study of Well-being Brought to Life by the Personalby: Nick Baylis
This is a fantastic reference book for anyone interested in the art of success and wellbeing. Pricey, but worth it and with a chapter on the 10000 hour rule.
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Press Interview Tips for Artists
Ten Facebook Marketing Mistakes
The Business of Art at paper.li
Awesome Design Excellence Curated By Designers
5 Reasons to enter Design Contests
Design for Dignity
5 Kickstarter Champs Share the Secrets of Their Success
9 Tips for getting Kickstarter Dollars
5 Things to Consider before Self Publishing
11 Tumblr Tips for Power Users
The Power of Networking
4 Startups Revolutionizing Social Commerce
How to Launch a StartUp
Atlanta Fine Arts Calendar
American Insititute of Graphic Arts
Join AIGA today to contribute to the influence of design, further your professional development and connect with a welcoming community!
Pay Rates for Creatives
Mashable Tech Events around the World
Adobe User Group on Meetup ATL
Atlanta Arts Center Open Art Calls
Tips on starting your Art Business Right (pdf)
is an international animation society. As the only chapter in the Southeast, ASIFA-Atlanta aims to promote the art of animation through screenings, workshops, classes, art shows, networking and related events.
ASIFA Figure Drawing Class
Atlanta Artist Center Figure Drawing Group
To teach and to inspire. Sketch Magazine is the magazine to go to for art tutorials and How To's.
classes for artists
SHARPEN OUR FIGURE DRAWING SKILLS ONLINE!
check the website for new classes and business opportunities.
TechsmARTs is a bi-monthly meet-up for artists & arts administrators on using technology as a tool for organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Like C4 Atlanta, Fractured Atlas is an arts service organization. They provide a wide range of resources and support to the arts community. You can learn about the full range of their programs and services by visiting their website at
YOUTH SUMMER 2012 PROGRAMS IN ATL
ARTSCooL COLLEGIATE: A Teen Arts Employment Program | Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
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The Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture developed Art at Work (AAW) in 1995 as a six-week summer program to provide opportunities for teens interested in visual arts and job training. CLICK HERE
Entrepreneurship 4 Artists – IGNITE
Ignite is an eight-week training seminar for creative individuals aiming to develop a sustainable business plan.
Wednesdays, September 5 – October 24, 2012, 10:30am – 1:30pm @ BINDERS
Ten-hut! – Website Boot Camp
The website boot camp is a two-day, hands-on workshop for artists and arts administrators who want to learn how to quickly build a website using WordPress.September 8-9, 2012, 10:00am – 3:00pm @ BINDERS
All of these programs are brought to you by C4 Atlanta. C4 Atlanta’s mission is to build a foundation of research, technology and education for a sustainable, creative economy in the Atlanta region. C4 Atlanta is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts service organization.
Visit http://c4atlanta.org/ for registration and to learn more!