In a new monthly column for Artrepreneur, art curator and critic Audra Lambert answers the most frequent questions she receives from independent artists. This month, she answers questions about studio assistants.
Brooklyn-based artist Jasmina Danowski reflects on her first exhibition in a nontraditional space. "Field Trip" is on view at The Pierre Hotel through February 2018.
You don't have to be near a cultural center to run a successful art gallery. These galleries in the Midwest diversify their gallery business model by hosting events or renting space.
Independent artists can show their own work at art fairs with greater creative control and increased profitability. But is it always the best recourse?
Whether working with a fine art gallery or independent art dealer, there are certain red flags artists should be wary of when looking for a sales partner.
When approaching gallerists for representation, artists should study the gallery aesthetic and contemplate how their artist bio and portfolio fit within that narrative.
Re-defining your artistic intention and drawing inspiration from artists in similar positions is a useful approach when returning to the studio after a long hiatus.
There are a variety of resources available for artists seeking to enhance their professional development skills - you just have to know how to find them. Here's the definitive guide.
Developing and maintaining a strong online presence is crucial to attract new art buyers and gain notoriety for your work.
Shipping and insuring artwork is a necessary step if you're transporting your work to exhibition spaces or collector's homes. Here's how to choose the best options for your needs.
For the working artist striving to make a sale or land that open call, being able to present your work in professional images is key. We offer an exhaustive guide to photographing your artwork.
Freelancing while working full-time is a great way to build your creative business. Artrepreneur breaks down the side hustle for the budding freelance creative business or art entrepreneur.
This week, CERF+ will host a workshop for Gatlinburg artists. "Ready and Resilient" will cover topics in disaster preparedness along with a host of others focused around managing an art business.
[email protected] and Orangenius present an interview with Jeffrey Deitch, a pervasive figure in the world of contemporary art. Listen to the full podcast here.
While being selected for the right artist opportunities can feel like a murky process, there are straightforward ways to move forward with advancing your career with help from your artist network.
Artists often underestimate the importance of follow-up after an artist studio visit. Here's how to wow curators, art critics, and collectors that made the time to visit your space.
Creative business owners must depend on themselves to operate their solo endeavors, but these revolutionary creative apps are making the challenge a lot more manageable.
Until an artist’s studio has significant resources, it may be difficult to participate in every single art exhibition. Artrepreneur outlines the benefits and drawbacks to consider when weighing local, regional, and international shows.
From designing to pitching, reporting to researching, creatives helming their own practice know that perfecting time management in their workflow produces real results.
Hiring the right creative people for your art business is no easy feat, but following our formulaic approach to hiring can make the process simpler.
New York law affords special protections for buyers of artist multiples, which implies hefty requirements and potential liability for art dealers. Artrepreneur reviews why gallery owners should be careful when selling multiple editions of works.
Whether you are a painter doing a commission or a musician hired for a performance, your artist engagement contract will determine the role of each party involved. Get to know the standard terms to look out for when...
Art inventory management is not just for the gallery business. Along with recommendations on the best available art inventory software tools, Artrepreneur reviews the basics of developing a successful inventory management system.
Presented by Orangenius and [email protected], the first installment of the SiriusXM 'Business of Art' radio series interviews Jenifer Simon, Program Director at CERF+, a non-profit organization dedicated to artists disaster relief. The program focuses on the importance of...
The art market represents a $45 billion-dollar global industry that is driven by a quickly evolving art gallery business model. We explore the everyday operations and challenges of running an art gallery business.
Licensing art is a common practice among artists seeking additional revenue streams. Here, we discuss the details of a typical artist licensing agreement and offer suggestions for companies you may want to approach with your work.
If you're an emerging photographer looking for steady work, Wonderful Machine can help you get your work in front of thousands of potential clients. Find out how this monthly subscription service can help you streamline your art business.
Animation artist Mack O'Conor used his time at art school to hone his technical skills and develop his professional goals. Here, he shares his advice for navigating the college experience, from developing a solid portfolio to choosing the right...
From location and ventilation to the community working within, artists searching for studio spaces should consider a variety of factors before signing on the dotted line. Independent artists and studio managers share their best strategies for finding the perfect...
Entirely self-taught, makeup artist Julie Teel went from studying fashion design to working as a key makeup artist on shows like 30 Rock and Gossip Girl. Here, she shares her advice for navigating the industry, from landing word-of-mouth referrals...
The prospect of traveling the world while getting paid to work may seem farfetched, but these two photographers have the ticket to landing freelance creative work across the globe. Here, Andy Donohoe and Michaela Trimble share their advice for...
The savvy tattoo artist uses brand recognition to launch a multimedia business. These four artists have leveraged their underground celebrity status to build a brand empire, complete with product lines, book deals, and TV contracts.
Submitting an art fair application doesn't have to be an arduous process. We break down which fairs are currently accepting submissions, and how you should apply.
In this ongoing series, we'll review the various documents needed to get your art business up and running. First up: Crafting your artist proposal.
Marc Zegans coaches artists planning the next move in their art careers. Here, he shares his proven approach for developing your practice as a working artist.
Self-employed artists don't always leave room for inspiration. Boost productivity and get into the creative habit with these proven strategies.
Independent artists shouldn't have to go hungry. We explore five alternative income streams to keep your art business on track.
Creative designer Cat Lo works in a variety of design mediums. She shares her insight on balancing client expectations with creativity and setting freelance rates.
Government leaders share their best tips for responding to a Request for Qualifications and landing public art commissions.
Hung Yi, a force in the Taiwan art landscape, is taking his penchant for public art installations to various cities across the U.S.
Chris ReedOn February 20, The U.S. Copyright Office will alter the way it accepts applications for copyright registration of photographs. Here's what you'll need to know moving forward. […]
Louis SmollerWhile the end result of an art consignment relationship is mutually beneficial to both parties, it is imperative that an artist and gallery each formalize their art consignment agreement in writing. […]
Chris ReedThe FCC is considering revoking net neutrality rules, which guarantee fair and free access to content on the internet. Here's what artists need to know about the current net neutrality framework. […]
Nicole MartinezA new court ruling illustrates how artists can defend themselves against right of publicity claims as copyright holders of their work. […]
Nicole MartinezFind out how the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) protects public works, like street art, from being altered or destroyed by private land owners. […]
Nicole MartinezMost art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front of an international audience and capture a new clientele. They are also an incredibly costly endeavor, […]
Steve SchlackmanWhile forgeries in the online art market are prevalent, art forgeries in the general art market are hardly rare. Art Law Journal reviews what collectors should watch out for, including provenance and appropriate documentation. […]
Chris ReedRecently, Google warned of new methods to remove watermarks online. However, those that do so face larger consequences under DMCA laws. Art Law Journal breaks it down. […]
Steve SchlackmanTake these two commonly heard phrases: “I need to copyright my slogan,” or “I want to patent my new idea.” Do you know why they are wrong? We break down the differences between IP laws. […]