Despite the stigma surrounding commercial artists, these creators prove that making a living doing what you love is worth the trade-off.
Finding an arts organization or art collector interested in sponsoring your work is an important accomplishment. Here's how to keep those patrons engaged and inspired by your work.
The National Park Service Artist Residencies offer artists a chance to escape their everyday lives and seek the inspiration they crave.
Often times, the overwhelming process of achieving mental balance within our studio practice means that our physical wellness takes a back seat. Wellness for Makers founder Missy Graff Ballone has some solutions.
Although local level visual arts grants might not have the allure of large-scale international grants, these small milestones can help you reach your goals as a professional artist.
If you’re bent on driving more innovation and strategy to your practice but your visual mind needs a break, consider adding some podcasts for artists to your daily task list instead.
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?
Vancouver-based food stylist Gabriel Cabrera tells Artrepreneur that standing out in the food photography world is achieved through a careful curation of your personal brand.
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.
Proper art conservation is crucial to ensuring a work's continued monetary value. Here, we introduce ArtRatio, a company designing products to preserve a work's condition.
When approaching gallerists for representation, artists should study the gallery aesthetic and contemplate how their artist bio and portfolio fit within that narrative.
Meaningful online relationships are forged when you share content that considers your creative process, showcases your artist personality, and uncovers your intimate musings.
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.
These five creative residency programs are focusing on STEAM initiatives as demand increases for creatives in the tech marketplace.
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.
Experiencing rejection as an artist is a part of the job. Here, we talk to five artists and creatives on how they power through rejection and self-doubt.
Artrepreneur sits down with Peter Drake, figurative artist and Dean of Academic Affairs at the New York Academy of Art.
Many artist sites fail to capture their audience. Follow these simple tips for creating visually stunning art websites that include all the necessary information.
Developing an artist network builds camaraderie within your local community and enhances the possibility of landing new opportunities.
Whether self-publishing materials on your artistic practice or extending your creative work to digital publications, we’ve selected expert advice to guide you in producing written materials.
The Deloitte and ArtTactic Art & Finance Report offers some keen insights into the state of the art market. Discover which findings spell good news for working artists.
How does an art collection turn into wealth? Companies like Athena Art Finance Corp. and Art Money are making it easier to cash in on this billion-dollar industry.
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.
Photographer Stefan Draschan painstakingly observes everyday life. The photographer tells Artrepreneur that his newfound success as an emerging photographer was born from a desire to kick bad habits.
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.
How can artists implement an art marketing plan that’s both measurable and effective? Artrepreneur reviews some proven marketing strategies for artists.
The average working artist faces student loans and other debt. We ask several financial experts how they coach artists through managing artist debt while budgeting for their creative business.
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.
If you've secured that important sit-down with a potential collector, arts journalist, or gallerist, be prepared to answer these common artist interview questions during your initial meeting.
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.
Artists and graphic designers are breaking into fashion graphic design by collaborating with independent designers and fast fashion brands. We talk to two designers on these increasingly prevalent partnerships.
A GOP repeal of the estate tax could produce a chilling effect on art museum donations while creating a bump in the art market. Here's why private art collectors may be less inclined to donate art.
A photography contract that doesn't consider art licensing rights and work made for hire agreements can have a significant impact on a photographer's business. Here are the common pitfalls photographers need to avoid.
Last week we tackled 8 essential creative apps to simplify your creative business. Here, we’ll be diving into the best mobile apps to keep you constantly inspired.
Fine art photographer Reka Nyari shares how she balanced commercial work with personal projects, and what drove her to abandon commercial photography in favor of a full-time fine art practice.
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.
The secrets to responding to an open call exhibition proposal? Staying organized and submitting a proposal that closely aligns with the exhibition's overarching themes.
Struggling to develop the skills necessary to thrive as an art entrepreneur? Educators at the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education conference may have some solutions.
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. […]