andreablythe replied to your post: Hi there! :) I’m very much interested in arts but I would like to know the kind of jobs I can get into if I am a major in Arts? thank youuu. :D
The great thing about art, too, is that these categories are not mutually exclusive. An artist could combine all three if they wanted in order to receive both money and passion in their endeavors.
This is true. There are always exceptions to every rule. But the three main catagories (commercial, fine art, and education) are pretty much a generalization and a reality of the art market in a nutshell.
I’ve seen talented artists make no money off of their hand made sculptures and paintings. I’ve also seen weekender hobbyists make a ton of money off of bird houses refurbished from barn boards.
How’s this so? Marketing.
If you want to succeed as an artist..or anything for that matter..you have to market yourself. That talented artist I talked about, made no money because he never left his home and was too self conscious to promote his work. I guess he felt that if he WERE good enough, some one would come knocking on his door. Never happens.
Where as the bird house hobbyist made a good amount of money because he not only talked about his work, but showed it around and got it out there. He made connections, networked and had a good amount of clients who had boutiques and stores that stocked his work for tourists and collectors.
The best way to market is finding a place that suits your art (don’t make art to suit a genre..I’ve tried and it’s always failed because it’s not what I do no matter how much I like it and lie to myself that I can do it). Make postcards with your work on it, find Art Directors and send them a postcard with your contact info on it. Do this regularly. Portfolios are good too, but a postcard is easy enough to tack onto a quark (or is it cork) board, put in a satchel or put on a desk.
Do everything you can to get out there and show your work off. The more who know about you, the higher the chance of getting work. Also, the more often you send, the more they start to remember you.