Art-Related Professions

Art-Related Professions

Fine and visual artists create artwork to communicate ideas, inspire thought and action. Some visual artists work independently, some work collaberatively, and some create art commissioned by others. Usually it is a studio artist's goal and desire is to be self-supporting financially solely though his or her art, but this requires a certain level of success. Many artists find ways to support themselves as they make their artistic mark on the world. Some take on freelance work, are hired to work in another artist's studio, or are employees of companies that produce visual materials (such as publishers and advertising agencies). Others create their art while supporting themselves by working in unrelated industries. There are art careers in illustration, special effects, web design, art direction, museum direction, graphic design, architecture, fashion, and more. Here is a short list of some careers in art you may not have thought of:

Advertising and Marketing
Appraiser
Architect
Art Historian
Art instructor
Art restorer
Art therapist
Costume designer
Fashion designer
Food stylist
Freelance photographer
Gallery manager
Gallery owner
Graphic designer
Illustrator; book, medical, textbook
Independent Artist in variety of materials
Interior design
Makeup designer
Muralist
Museum Curator
Photo journalist
Screen printer
Set designer
Sign Painter
Tattoo artist
Textile designer
Video Game designer
Web designer

Missouri Arts Council - Job Opportunities in the Arts:

https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/page/80