If you don't have an agent, 60,000 images, clip art that eats memory like a hungry hamster, a library of icons and you are not sure of any of what goes on in art licensing the Art Licensing Show is for you.
When you have no push behind you, be your own push. Today art licensing isn't as easy as it was years ago. I know that because I have listened to people in classes at SURTEX, agents who have told me, artists who have expressed that and I see first hand at what it takes to get going in an industry that used to boast 6 figure incomes.
It's not easy - but what is? Art licensing is a long term trek not a quick stop off.
Today, many art licensing artists have multiple streams of income to support themselves. Especially if you are the only heartbeat in the house as I and countless other artists are, you have to work smart.
There are multiple groups of artists in this industry all over the globe. Upon your decision to come over to the art licensing side, think about joining The Art Licensing Show where you will be open to the opportunity of contacting multiple people at any time, where your art is safe, where you can connect with other artists and have some fun while shopping your art.
In today's art licensing climate, it seems that you need to be more of a business person than every before. ALSC is like entering a party where all the tables are already set nicely and you simply have to join the fun. LOVE IT.
It's not always easy and you might get those days when you want to throw the computer out the window...no yoga poses there, but if you want it, allow yourself to experience the industry. Starting with ALSC will cut your trekking time because everything is there for you.
Whether you are an artist, manufacturer, art director or an agent, ALSC is a playground waiting for you to toss in your ball.
Madeline, why did you post this? I posted it because people ask me what and how. My ask to them is WHY...why do you want it. It's not a walk in the park by any means but it's a community that we all fit into. You will find your way.
So to those of you wanting to cross the bridge over to art licensing; do it. It's a great industry and the challenges will only help you along the way. Wanna' play?Come on over to ALSC.
Here's to your creativity.
ART LICENSING FROM my PERSPECTIVE