We sat down with Gallery Owner MK Semos for her take on making a living in the arts, developing an awesome gallery-program and why she chooses to take on an artist. MK always knew what she wanted to be. That much had been clear since she was a child. “I never considered a career in anything else. Thinking back to my younger self’s state of mind, there was no other option. In college...
Category - Finances
Making sense of the funds to support and sustain your artistic livelihood.
Licensing a creative design can provide you with additional income, branding and partnership opportunities. Here we review what licensing is, how to do it, and what to consider.
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!
From cementing your personal branding to building a digital portfolio highlighting your best work, here's how to land creative freelance gigs.
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.
Opportunities abound to sell your art online. We discuss the pros and cons of selling on your own personal store vs. online art marketplaces.
Creative freelancers can save on taxes and make filing easier when they incorporate as a business. Learn the pros and cons of hiring an account and the benefits of becoming an LLC
Whether you've done private and public commissions before or want to get into the game How can artists get secure public and private art commissions?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artists: learn how to manage your art business in a financially responsible way aimed toward sustainable growth!
What do you do when your artwork quote or freelance rates aren't automatically accepted by a potential client? Our negotiation strategies will help artists and creatives sort out a tricky financial agreement.
Launching a creative crowdfunding campaign is a becoming a common way to fund your art projects. How can you best poise yourself for success? We dive deep into what works best for artists.
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.
When competition for large grant funding is high, smaller, more local visual arts grants can be closer within reach and 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.
Financial experts share tips and insights to help manage artist debt while budgeting for a creative business and lifestyle.
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.
Determining how to value your own services and work is can be tricky. We offer guidance on setting your own competitive creative freelance rates.
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.
Get creative with finding art funding for your next exhibition or project. We'll cover three ways: self-funding, crowdsourcing, and fiscal sponsorship.
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 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 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.
Government leaders share their best tips for responding to a Request for Qualifications and landing public art commissions.