Accelerating On the Curves.

Author:Harris, Pamela
Position:Book review

Various Contributors (author), Katherine T. Carter (author); ACCELERATING ON THE CURVES; Running Hare Press (Nonfiction: Career) $95.00 ISBN: 9780984545308

Byline: Pamela Harris

Katharine T. Carter & Associates knows art and the business of promoting it. The marketing firm also knows artists whose skills are more successful in the studio than in business. "For many," writes Carter, "developing a workable plan and finding the resources and courage necessary to reach their destination as 'successful artist' is an almost insurmountable task." This highly useful text distills twenty-five years of the company's experience in public relations and art marketing into a step-by-step "Roadmap to Success" for artists and those who love them.

Rich with information and wisdom and packed with detailed directions and sample documents guiding artists from studio to career in a series of step-by-step transactions, this three-part volume offers a three-stage program leading to professional recognition and income on the local/state, regional, and national levels. Keeping in mind that it's not the destination but how one manages the journey that matters, Carter & Associates guides artists in navigating the road from obscurity to success.

Book One divides the roadmap into stages called "Local, County and Statewide Career Development;" "Interstate Commerce: Going Regional;" and "National Career Development" and "Reaching Your Destination." Book Two contains templates, press kits, and presentation packages for artists to use as models for communication with curators...

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