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Making a Living in Art

Making a Living in Art

Not everyone who goes into this sector are looking to build a career in a large corporation, or to build their own commercial business. There are those whose aim is to pursue artistic goals, creating art in their preferred medium.

A small minority of artists make significant money from selling their art to collectors, but most combine selling and displaying their art with another career or part time job.

Artists can work in museums or art galleries as art directors or as archivists, curators, or planning and setting up exhibits. Others teach craft or art classes or conduct workshops in schools or in their own studios. 

Making a living from your art will require determination and flexibility, it can mean struggling for a steady income to pursue your passion. With no clear road to sucess as a freelance artist it may be too structureless for some, but for others the flexibility is advantageous. 

Occupations in Making a Living in Art
(sorted by Job Zone)

Arts Administrator

Responsible for the day-to-day running of arts and cultural organisations

Arts agent / Promoter

Arts agents/promoters work to create and maintain contacts, for example gaining media coverage and exhibitions in galleries, to promote an artist and their work.


Creates pieces of art such as paintings, sculptures, mosaics, or photography.

Advertising Art Director

Spend their time brainstorming, planning and arranging ideas for new advertisements.

Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery

Preserves objects to protect them from decay, usually specialising in a particular material or group of objects such as textiles, furniture or paintings.