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ArtBistro Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Valerie Atkisson / ArtBistro

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These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at Art Bistro asking how to land a career as an artist or Designer. We encourage anyone interested in a visual art career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you’ll need to know on how to separate yourself from the competition in your career choice.

Ten Steps to Becoming an Artist

Do you want to become an artist but don’t know where to begin? This guide is meant for prospective, current, and second career visual artists.

Ten Steps to Becoming a Designer

Do you want to become a designer but don’t know where to begin? Here is a nine-step guide to help you along the way. You will learn about the different paths to a career in the arts, how to choose a school, and how to get your dream job.

If after reading the Ten Steps guides, or the FAQs below, you still have questions, please visit the Ask an Artist discussion forum and review the past discussions or ask your own question there.

Where can I get more information about a Career in the Arts?

Visit our Jobs Channel which as many resources for those looking to get ahead in their career

What should I look for in a design or art program?

You can check out our school finder and browse the articles in our Education Channel

Do you know what kind of an artist you want to be?

Here is a quick review of the kinds of careers you could have as an artist.

Do you know what kind of designer you want to be?

Here is a quick review of the kinds of careers you could have as an artist.

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