Category - Finances

Making sense of the funds to support and sustain your artistic livelihood.

photography business

Choosing a Photography Business That’s Right for You

If you're a photographer or thinking about starting a photography business, here are six areas to specialize in: commercial, stock, portrait and photography, fashion, editorial and travel. We break down what you need to know to focus and give it a shot!

artist pop up gallery

A Creative’s Guide to Planning a Pop-Up Gallery or Shop

Pop-up galleries and shops have become popular vehicles to engage customers and earn money as a creative. You can forgo investing in a physical space and applying to shows. But before you create your pop-up, learn how to plan strategically with these essential tips.

sell your art online artist

Where to Sell Your Art Online

Opportunities abound to sell your art online. We discuss the pros and cons of selling on your own personal store vs. online art marketplaces.

artist studio

How to Find an Affordable Artist Studio

Affordable artist studios can be hard to find, but they are out there. From partnering with nonprofits to sharing studio spaces and dedicated artist studio buildings, we'll cover how to find an affordable studio space.

Next Steps After Graduation for Artists and Creatives  |  Art Business Journal

Next Steps After Graduation for Artists and Creatives

Graduation is upon us - what next? Post-grad tips on setting yourself up for professional success, including suggestions on building out your networks and career ecosystem, finding advocates and mentors, and placing yourself firmly within the fine art landscape to apply for and receive job opportunities that will advance your career as an artist and creative professional.

artrepreneur

Teaching Artists and Designers to be Creative Entrepreneurs

Today’s artists are self-employed, launching their own brands and businesses and becomingcr creative entrepreneurs. Schools offering art and design degrees need to include entrepreneurship courses as part of their curriculum to prepare students to be successful.

grant writing

Effective Grant Writing for Emerging Artists

Artists seeking creative opportunities and funding to continue their work can improve their grant writing skills. Learn how to be present your project or proposal with these tips.

Creative art licensing

How Do I License My Creative Design?

Licensing a creative design can provide additional income, exposure and partnership opportunities. Here we review what licensing is, how to do it, and what do consider.

studio assistant

Is it Worth It? Tips for Hiring a Studio Assistant

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.

The 11 Best Podcasts for Artists  |  Art Business Journal

The 11 Best Podcasts for Artists

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.

estate tax

How An Estate Tax Repeal Might Affect the Art World

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.

art collective

The Advantages of Joining an Artist Collective

An artist collective functions as a platform for its members and can bring increased exposure for individual artists. Artrepreneur investigates the benefits of forming your own.

working artist

The High Cost of Art Competitions: Is It Worth It?

The working artist is routinely encouraged to submit their work to art competitions, but doing so is often associated with hefty expenses. We ask two artists whether the outside validation gained and new connections made are worth the cost.

travel photographer

How to Get Work as a Travel Photographer

Travel photographers get the best of both worlds - taking beautiful pictures and seeing the world. We talked Andy Donohoe and Michaela Trimble who share their advice for getting into the field and taking your travel photography to new frontiers.

marc zegans

Strategies for Artists from a Creative Career Coach

Marc Zegans is a creative career coach who works with artists and designers to help guide their artistic and business goals. Here, he shares his approach for developing your practice as a working artist.