Is Business of Arts a good Career option?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Business of Arts
I find a Career in Business of Arts very interesting. I want to first understand What a Career in Business of Arts entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Business of Arts. I was Googling about a Career in Business of Arts and was lucky to find: 

Aarti Uppal's perspective!

Aarti Uppal has worked in Business of Arts for 3 years. Aarti Uppal has worked in Business of Arts as Owner in Easel Ideas. In Aarti Uppal's own words, this is how Aarti Uppal got into Business of Arts: "After doing my schooling from Sacred Heart Convent School Ludhiana, I did my BFA from Government College of Arts, Chandigarh and MA from Punjab University. Thereafter, I worked as a Graphic Designer for Cosmopolitan Magazine by India Today Group & The Studio. I was always passionate about Art Work and in 2002 I started my own design studio named Easel Ideas." 

Career Video on Business of Arts

In a video, Aarti Uppal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Business of Arts. Aarti Uppal started by explaining Business of Arts as: "Art management or Business of Art (also referred to as art administration) applies business administration techniques and processes to the art world. Arts Management's purpose is to reconcile both disciplines as they potentially have opposing objectives. Business of art is performed by a mediator who provides a specific platform to artist to sell their best art pieces and also helps clients to find the art work of their choice and need." The video was an engaging disposition.
I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Business of Arts and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Business of Arts. Aarti Uppal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Art Appreciation Course

  • Art History

  • Photography

  • Website Development

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Aarti Uppal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Business of Arts:

  • Observation

  • Aesthetic Skills

  • Talent Spoting

  • Communication Skill

  • Social Skills

  • Financial Management

There are great positives of this Career.
Aarti Uppal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Business of Arts:

  • Connecting Creative People

  • Bridge between Artist & Buyer

There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Aarti Uppal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Business of Arts:

  • Dealing With Artists

  • Difficult Clients

  • Stablishing Relations

In the final section of the video Aarti Uppal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Business of Arts. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Business of Arts, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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