Next Meeting Thursday 23rd April Agents; Who Needs Them?

Sun 12 Apr 2015 by Jo_Moore

agents meet

A special presentation by BIG member Alan Baker and his UK agent Victoria Pearce outlining the pros and cons of having an agent.

In September 2011 Alan Baker took on an Illustration job to produce two spreads and seventeen spot illustrations for a vanity publishing book project commissioned by a US client. Two years, four months later the job had become a nightmare and, in an increasingly litigious world ended, with a summons to appear in a Washington court in January 2014.

This is a warning of how things can go wrong..

In her role as senior agent at London-based agency Illustration Ltd, Victoria Pearce represents an international roster of talented artists working in a whole range of media – from paper engineers to pen and ink, and from CG to oil paints. Her job also sees her leading the agency’s marketing, promotions and communications initiatives, and she has contributed to industry magazines including Creative Review and Computer Arts. They represent many of the world’s leading illustrators worldwide and are members of The Society of Artist’s Agents and The Association of Illustrators.

Victoria’s talk 'Agent’s the Lowdown' will cover the benefits of representation, what the options are & different styles of agents, how to find the right representation, contracts uncovered and how to build a positive relationship with your agent, followed by a Q&A session.

A fascinating evening for illustrators. All welcome

8PM The Marlborough Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD