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Top 10 professions you can explore if you have a passion for art

It’s not always about being enthusiastic about art and design. This article explains the 10 careers available in art and design and how to go about them

There are various careers you can explore in the arts and design industry. However, most jobs in this field do not need formal education. However, taking professional classes and getting certifications will help you improve your skills and employability. It will also help if you have good artistic ability and business orientation and are ready for the task.

Suppose you’re vast with the theoretical aspect of art, not the practical part, where you will be crafting and designing many things. In that case, you can still pursue a career in this industry. You may consider art teacher job opportunities available in your area and help interested people to build their knowledge.

In this regard, we have teamed up with experts for job aggregator Jooble to discuss the best careers that involve working in art. Let’s get started.

  1. Graphic Designer

Average annual salary: $49,530

Graphic designers are responsible for creating designs for different purposes, from printed designs on shirts to musical artwork, website designs, and event designs. This career requires a high level of creativity and an excellent knowledge of technology. You’ll need creativity to think of the best methods and colors for a particular purpose and make unique designs. Also, you’ll need technology to surf the internet for the best pictures, fonts, and other things you need for your designs.

As a graphic designer, you must be proficient in software such as Corel Draw, Illustrator, Photoshop, and others. If you have a flair for creating beautiful designs, you should consider being a graphic designer.

  1. Interior Designer

Average annual salary: $49,810

The work of an interior designer includes:

  • Sketching a beautiful interior design.
  • Explaining every design detail to the respective clients.

This job requires you to put your client’s interest ahead of anything else while creating an interior design to thrive. However, you must be able to influence your client’s decisions if they are wrong and make them see things from an experienced perspective.

Interior designers must have a vast knowledge of physical consideration, environmental sustainability, and technological issue. You must know the kind of designs best suited for different environments and be able to fix specialized appliances required in a home. While some interior designers may work for a corporation or design firm, others are independent. While chasing a career in interior design, you must be able to choose whether you want to work as an independent designer or a salaried worker in a design firm.

  1. Tattoo Artist

Average annual salary: $63,540

If you enjoy creating artworks that reflect emotions or aesthetics and like putting them on other people’s bodies, you should consider being a tattoo artist. Although some people come with unique designs, others may require you to use your intuition to create one for them.

Like other art jobs, a tattoo artist has no educational requirements. However, passing through an apprenticeship under a professional is advisable to get experience. It is also worth noting that you must undergo specific licensing procedures to practice this profession. 

  1. Event Planner

Average annual salary: $49,290

Although event planning might not seem like an actual career in art, the profession also requires a specific artistic ability to carry out duties such as food display, decorations, and entertainment. You don’t need a formal education to pursue a career in this profession. Meanwhile, top organizations and influential people in society usually want their events planned by a certified professional. So getting a degree there will be an additional advantage on your side. 

  1. Craft Artist

Average annual salary: $49,160

A craft artist, also known as a fine artist, is a self-employed career in art and design. Their job includes crafting and selling handmade pieces of art such as furniture, pottery, and paintings in studios and galleries. This profession does not require formal education; all you need is your talent and creativity to excel.

  1. Photography

Average annual salary: $32,490

Photography is a very lucrative skill in today’s world. However, to excel in this industry, you must be creative and ready to adapt to different situations. You don’t need a college degree to become a photographer. However, you can take up professional courses on photography’s technical aspects, which most colleges offer worldwide. You may decide to work as an independent photographer for individuals seeking personal pictures or media outlets.

  1. Artistic Animator

Average annual salary: $70,530

Artistic animators do not only create art designs but also bring them to the big screen. Their work includes creating visual effects for movies, video games, and television. Artistic animation requires a higher level of technical skills than other arts. Also, you must have a degree in courses related to computer graphics and an astounding technical portfolio to be able to get a job in this field.

Most animators are self-employed, and some are employed by tech organizations. Moreover, you must possess top-notch customer relations and communication skills as you’ll need to pitch your ideas to prospective investors on many occasions.

  1. Fashion Designer

Average annual salary: $67,420 

Fashion designers create clothing designs that suit customers’ tastes using their artistic ability and creativity. A fashion designer needs to be up-to-date on the latest trends because the industry is evolving, and trends of three years ago are already archaic today. Also, they must have eyes for beautiful and quality fabrics; no customer will accept a lousy material even though the style is perfect.

Although there are no educational requirements to become a fashion designer, a degree in fashion design or mechanizing will give you an edge over others with no certifications. Similarly, good communication and customer service skills combined with your artistic ability and creativity will help build a solid customer base. 

  1. Floral Designer

Average annual salary: $26,350

A floral designer uses their knowledge of flowers and creativity to meet client’s requests. They’re usually required to create floral designs for a client’s event- weddings, birthday parties, and housewarmings. To thrive in this field, you must have good communication skills, artistic ability, and a detail-oriented mindset.

However, no formal education is required to be a floral designer. You can always take professional courses on floristry or horticulture and get certifications to stay on top of the game and put yourself ahead of the competition. This will improve your skills and increase your employability.

  1. Architect Building Designer

Average annual salary: $78,470

An architect building designer is someone who uses their artistic talent in combination with their technical skills to develop a building design. Working as an architect requires having a degree in architecture, unlike other art jobs where sheer talent would suffice. While some architects work for an architectural firm, others work as independent architects. However, while applying for jobs, your degree certificate will be required. Even if you desire to work as an independent architect, nobody will entrust their project to an architect without a degree.

Moreover, an architect must be able to use software to create blueprints and have a broad knowledge of building code and artistic elements.

There are many careers in professions you can explore in the arts industry. Since the job you do will determine your income, the kind of person you’ll be, and the type of life you’ll live, you must make the best decision for yourself.

However, the best thing is to make money from your passion. Everything will look more straightforward, and you’ll feel fulfilled. Suppose you have artistic talent and want to make money from your natural endowment. In that case, this article enlightens you on the top 10 careers in art alongside the requirements. We hope you can find a job of your choice.

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Art for All: The Digital Gallery Revolution

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The evolution of art accessibility from the hallowed halls of museums to the vast expanse of the digital realm represents a significant shift in how we engage with art. This transformation has democratized art, making it more accessible to everyone, regardless of geographical location, financial status, or physical mobility.

The Traditional Museum Experience

For centuries, art was confined within the walls of museums and galleries, accessible only to those who could physically visit. Museums offer a tactile and visual experience, allowing viewers to engage with art in its physical form. However, this traditional mode of access has its limitations—physical, financial, and geographical barriers that prevent many from experiencing art.

The Rise of Digital Galleries

The advent of digital galleries has revolutionized this landscape. Digital platforms have removed many of the barriers associated with traditional museums, offering global access to art at little to no cost. High-resolution images, detailed artist biographies, and the histories of artworks are now available online, providing a comprehensive art viewing experience that rivals physical attendance.

Pioneering Art Accessibility

WikiGallery.org, with its vast collection of freely usable images, epitomizes the shift towards digital accessibility in art. It functions as a virtual museum, open to anyone with an internet connection, offering access to hundreds of thousands of artworks. This platform allows users to explore art beyond geographical and financial constraints, bridging the gap between the public and the often exclusive world of fine art.

Comparing Experiences: Museum vs. Digital

While digital galleries offer unprecedented access to art, they provide a different experience from visiting a museum. The sensory experience of viewing a painting in person, the scale, texture, and true color, cannot be fully replicated online. However, digital galleries offer other advantages, such as the ability to explore a vast array of art beyond what is physically possible in a single museum visit.

The Impact on Public Engagement with Art

Digital galleries have significantly impacted public engagement with art. They serve as educational resources, providing access to art history and criticism. Interactive elements, such as virtual tours and online exhibitions, have introduced new ways to engage with art, making it more interactive and accessible to a broader audience.

The Future of Art Accessibility

The future of art accessibility is not only promising but on the cusp of a revolutionary change, with technological innovations like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) at the forefront. These technologies promise to bridge the gap between digital and physical art experiences even further, making art more immersive and interactive. Imagine standing in your living room but being transported into the heart of the Louvre or the halls of the Hermitage, examining masterpieces in intricate detail as if you were there. This evolution will make art even more accessible and engaging to the global public, offering unprecedented ways to explore, learn, and connect with art beyond the conventional boundaries of museums and galleries.

The shift from canvas to digital has transformed art accessibility, making it more inclusive and comprehensive. Digital galleries, exemplified by platforms like WikiGallery.org, have played a pivotal role in this transformation. While the experience of art in the digital realm differs from the traditional museum experience, it complements it, offering new opportunities for engagement, education, and appreciation. The evolution of art accessibility underscores a broader cultural shift towards democratizing art, ensuring that it can be enjoyed by all, regardless of physical or financial limitations.

In summary, the journey from traditional art spaces to digital platforms has not only widened access to art but also diversified the ways in which people can engage with and appreciate artistic creations. As technology continues to evolve, so too will the landscape of art accessibility, promising a future where the barriers to experiencing art are even further reduced.



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Bonnie Comley Nothing To Wear

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Bonnie Comley stepped into the art world last night. She and ChaShaMa presented a piece called “Nothing To Wear”, at 340 East 64th Street, which is an interactive installation, a thought provoking look at fast fashion and body image. This provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste, challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption. “Nothing to Wear”, asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office, facilitates self-reflection on biases regarding our own clothing and the community around us as uniform, self-expression, or just protection from the elements of weather.

Also involved were Sarah DeMarino – Co-Producer/Director, Leah Lane – Soundscape Monologue Writer and Jasper Isaac Johns the Exhibit Designer.

Sarah DeMarino and Dallas Bernstein

At the opening and on certain dates Hannah Durant Joe Guccione and Dallas Bernstein perform monologues that coincide with the project. These mini playlets were insightful and thought provoking.

Hannah Durant Joe Guccione and Dallas Bernstein

In attendance were:

Anita Durst and fashion designer Shani Grosz

Cooper Lawrence, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Errol Rappaport, Bonnie Comley, Quinn Lemley, Suzanna Bowling, Shani Grosz and Merrie Davis

Anita Durst and Bonnie Comley

Danielle Price, Bonnie Comley and Andrina Wekontash Smith

Sylvia Hemingway and Bonnie Comley

Bevin Ross and Bonnie Comley

Alyssa Ritch Frel and Bonnie Comley

Shady Kerko and McLean Mills

Frankie Lane, Bonnie Comley and Lenny Lane

Riki Kane Larmire

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She was recently re-elected as the Board President of The Drama League. She is a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee. Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is also the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. The theatre community has honored Comley for her philanthropic work; she is the recipient of The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, The Drama League Special Contribution to the Theater Award, The Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and The Theater Museum Distinguished Service Award.

Stewart F Lane and Bonnie Comley

ChaShaMa helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They have awarded 11 million dollars worth of real estate to artists and have subsidizes another 300 with work spaces. They provide over 215 free art classes and have supported over 75 businesses with free space

To see Nothing to Wear click here

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New-York Historical Society Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Throughout Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street), will showcase women’s stories through exhibitions, installations, and public programming.

On International Women’s Day, renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick and New-York Historical’s Chief Curator Wendy Nālani E. Ikemoto will be in conversation over a live, free Zoom discussing WalkingStick’s exhibition Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School, on view at New-York Historical through April 14. Other exhibitions and displays on view throughout March include Women’s Work, an exhibition that demonstrates how “women’s work” defies categorization; Women Who Preserved New York City which explores how Shirley Hayes, Margot Gayle, and Joan Maynard galvanized communities to save historic buildings and places; and Serving Style: Ted Tinling, Designer for the Tennis Stars, which turns a spotlight on the designer who made many of Billie Jean King’s iconic looks. On March 3, the ninth annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History will center on exploring how we understand “care.”

Additional details follow:A Conversation with Kay WalkingStickFeaturing: Kay WalkingStick, Wendy Nālani E. IkemotoFriday, March 8, 6 – 7 pm ETFree | Presented live on ZoomCelebrate International Women’s Day with this online event featuring renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick in conversation with New-York Historical’s Wendy Nālani E. Ikemoto. WalkingStick is the focus of our acclaimed exhibition Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School, which places her work in a fascinating dialogue with 19th-century Hudson River School paintings and explores the relationship between Indigenous art and American art history. They’ll discuss WalkingStick’s remarkable career, her recent invitation to the Venice Biennale, and her decades of work reimagining and reframing the American landscape.Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River SchoolOn view through April 14Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School places landscape paintings by the renowned, contemporary Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick in conversation with highlights from New-York Historical’s collection of 19th-century Hudson River School paintings. This artistic dialogue showcases the ways in which WalkingStick’s work both connects to and diverges from the Hudson River School tradition and explores the agency of art in shaping humankind’s relationship to the land. The exhibition celebrates a shared reverence for nature while engaging crucial questions about land dispossession and its reclamation by Indigenous peoples and nations and exploring the relationship between Indigenous art and American art history.Women’s WorkOn view through July 7Presented by the Center for Women’s History, Women’s Workshowcases approximately 45 objects from New-York Historical’s own Museum and Library collections to demonstrate how “women’s work” defies categorization. The items range from a 19th-century mahogany cradle to a 20th-century doctor’s dissection kit to a pinback button with the message “Shirley Chisholm for President.” The exhibition seeks to demonstrate that women’s work has been essential to American society and is inherently political: Women’s work is everywhere.

Women Who Preserved New York CityOn view through June 9This installation explores how three women—Shirley Hayes, Margot Gayle, and Joan Maynard—galvanized communities to save historic buildings and places. Each subverted gendered expectations that limited them to the domestic realm and instead led campaigns to protect the historic cityscape.Serving Style: Ted Tinling, Designer for the Tennis StarsOn view through June 23Our installation turns a spotlight on the designer who made many of Billie Jean King’s iconic looks. King and Tinling had a tremendous influence on the visibility of women on the tennis court. King’s tenacity and commitment for equal rights, together with Tinling’s bold designs, challenged conventions about what women can do, emphasizing that women can be simultaneously powerful, strong, and feminine.

On and Off the Clock: Reconsidering Women’s WorkSunday, March 3, 12—5 pm ET$4; Free for Women’s History Council MembersThe ninth annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History will center on exploring how we understand “care.” Across three linked panels, we probe what “care” means, who does the work of caring, and what services get pushed to the margins by our current social policy framework. The conference will culminate with a keynote conversation on reproductive care. Reception to follow.

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Events for March

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St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, a Harlem Renaissance exhibit at the Met with160 works by Black artists. Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature,at The Morgan Library & Museum through 6/9. The Orchid show continues until 4/21 at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Florals in Fashion highlights the work of designers Hilary Taymour (Collina Strada), Olivia Cheng (Dauphinette) and Kristen Alpaugh, aka FLWR PSTL Also Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s “Giants,”is at the Brooklyn Museum until 7/7. The exhibition features artists who have made and continue to make a significant impact on the art world and contemporary culture. The show features 98 artworks by Black American, African, and African artists including Gordon Parks, Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mickalene Thomas, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Amy Sherald.

3/1 -3: The Vienna Philharmonic one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, takes center stage at Carnegie Hall.

3/3 -5: Coffee Fest NY Javits.

3/3 -5: International Beauty Show Javits.

3/6 – 10: The New Colossus Festival provides a platform for new artists, including international bands making their NYC debuts. The festival will take place across multiple venues mostly spread throughout the Lower East Side and the East Village, including Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, Berlin, Heaven Can Wait, and others. This year’s artists include Cucamaras (UK), Ducks LTD (Canada), Heffner (US), Holiday Ghosts (UK), Hotel Lux (UK), Housewife (Canada), and more. You can check out the full lineup and schedule of events here.

3/8: International Women’s Day 

Steven Reineke by Michael Tammaro, Bryan Terrell Clark by Asher Angeles, Valisia LeKae by Antonio Navas

3/15: The New York Pops Hitsville: Celebrating Motown

3/1 -17: The Annual Flamenco Festival with 22 performances across 13 different venues all over the city.

3/1 -17: The New York International Children’s Film FestivalHappy St. Patricks Day
3/17: Join in on the 263rd celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC. The parade kicks off at 11am, moving along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 82nd Street. This year’s grand marshal, Maggie Timoney, president and CEO of Heineken USA, is only the fifth woman to lead the parade since its inception.

3/20 -24: Affordable Art Fair with over 400 living artists to discover you are sure to find your next perfect artwork.

3/23 – 11/: JAPAN Fes, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. This is the largest Japanese food festival in the world, with over 1,000 vendors.

The Macy Flower Show

3/24 – 4/7: The Annual Macy’s Flower Show created in partnership with Dior.

3/26 – 10/2: Apollo: When We Went to the Moon at The Intrepid Museum. The exhibit is included with museum admission.

3/29 – 4/7: The International Auto Show at the Javitts.

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Events For February

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There is still the Bryant Park Winter Village’s iconic bumper cars, two Broadway tickets for the price of one and restaurant week end February 4th. Heated Igloos, ice skating goes high on the Edge’s sky deck. Winter markets are still open in February. Don’t miss out on some of the best cultural events of the year during Black History Month after free Fridays make it affordable.

2/2: Celebrate the Birthday of Grand Central Station

2/2-4: New York’s iconic vintage show Manhattan Vintage over 90 dealers

2/9: The New York Pops

2/9-11: New York Fashion Week all over NYC

2/9: National Pizza Day

2/11: Experience The Super Bowl Hype The Empire Rooftop Lounge. Participate in a whole host of contests, delicious menu items available to order and drink specials, this is the perfect way for keen and casual fans alike to relax and have fun on the big night!

2/10: Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. The exhibition will feature more than 100 major artworks by important Black American, African, and African diasporic artists including Gordon Parks, Kehinde Wiley, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Amy Sherald. Brooklyn Museum.

2/17: The 21st annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden 

2/23: Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature at the Morgan Library & Museum will celebrate the works of beloved English author Beatrix Potter.

2/25: Chinatown’s annual Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade with dragon dancing, stunning outfits, martial art performers and more. Head to Chinatown for the Lunar New Year Parade, which celebrates the year of the dragon. Bayard Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets.

2/25: The Metropolitan Museum of Art  “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism,” the exhibit will present 160 works exploring how Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s-40s in New York City’s Harlem, Chicago’s South Side and nationwide amid the Great Migration.

New York City Marathon

2/25: Central Park Half Marathon

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