What is the Handbook for Emerging Artists?

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The Handbook for Emerging Artists is written by Christian Bazant-Hegemark, an artist predominantly working in drawing, painting and code.

The Handbook is my attempt at ordering the chaos that accompanies being an artist. It wants to support artists on their path to lead more fulfilled lives: by offering a structural analysis of the fine arts world, and providing actionable strategies to enable self-informed, proactive and individual solutions.

The Handbook doesn’t discuss specific artistic media or country-specific information; it’s intended for international use. Topics are grouped into Artistic Practice, Business and Personal Development. Each chapter poses and answers a question – in a short, concise manner.

About me

My experiences are based on various work backgrounds: I’m a self-employed artist with representation in Germany and Austria, and over twenty solo shows. I managed a non-profit art space and a startup gallery, and curated over forty exhibitions while writing my PhD thesis. Apart from endless studio talks and various workshops, the Handbook has its roots in my YouTube channel “On Doubt”, where creatives of all media discuss their work. Before all things art, I used to program video games for several years (GTA, Max Payne, Manhunt and other IPs).

Portrait of Christian Bazant-Hegemark, (c) Eva Kelety

To support the project, consider joining its mailing list; you’ll be sent new chapters, plus information on an eventual book publishing deal.

Disclaimer: I am not a psychologist. This site is for information only. All content here is only for informational and educational purposes, and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment.


You can contact me via mail and follow me on Instagram.