About 375,000 visual artists in the U.S. claim to be self-employed, yet many don't realize that their personal assets can be at risk. Find out how opening a corporation can help protect you.
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Everything you need to know to run your artistic practice or business.
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.
While business plans have the same components no matter what field or industry you're in, they can be difficult for creatives to understand. This article walks you through the components of a business plan and the importance of having one.
Wait, stop! Don't sign that artist contract before you read this article. Familiarizing yourself with contracts is an important part of protecting you, your business, and your work.
There are a variety of challenges facing today's creative entrepreneur, but they don't have to sidetrack an art business.
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
Art Hive's podcast "Hello Creative" talks to Artrepreneur Founder and CEO Grace Cho about empowering artists with business skills for artists. Afterall, Cho says, "Artists and creatives are the original Founders and CEOs. Learn how Cho and her company are helping creative entrepreneurs.
Now matter what your age or career stage, you can transition to an art career. Learn about what works and what doesn’t when making a career transition and growing your artistic practice the second or third-time around.
Do you have an upcoming artist studio visit? Learn the do’s and don’ts to prepare for success, whether you're expecting a gallerist, curator, art dealer, critic, or other professional.
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.
It is possible to make a successful career transition to the fine arts. We talk with New York-based artist and photographer Masahito Ono about how creatives can reposition themselves to return to or start a career in the fine arts.
After graduation, creating an artist resume that sells your strengths and positions you for the best opportunities is a top priority. From layout to what to highlight, here's our tips to make sure set yourself up for success.
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.
A look at a range of great prospects for artists graduating and looking for a first job - art handling, studio assisting, and more! First job answers for the art students seeking them.
Artist communities help you build support, collaboration and connections. These tips for mindful, purpose-driven networking will help you reach your highest potential and give back to the greater good.
An artist residency is an opportunity to concentrate on your work in a retreat-like environment. From getting your creative juices flowing to expanding your network, honing your skills and enhancing your career prospects, here are tips to maximize your next artist residency.
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: learn how to manage your art business in a financially responsible way aimed toward sustainable growth!
If you're an artist or creative and don't document your work and career, learn why it's important and tips on how to get started. If you do, congratulations! Here are some best practices and reminders.
In this article, we review a key example of publicity and privacy issues, and what you need to know to keep your photography rights in the clear.
Artists know how to create art, but not all know how make a living at it. Thanks to the digital age - online marketplaces, global access to an audience, social media and self-publishing, artists and designers are becoming creative entrepreneurs, charting their own course and careers.
Is the art fair model dead? The advent of online art sales and the high cost of participation has the art world wondering whether more fairs equals more problems.
Most artists and designers don't think of starting a creative business when freelancing. In order to protect you and your personal assets, it's important to set up a structure Here are the options for incorporating.
Are you an artist wondering how to start an art nonprofit? From registering for 501c3 status to fundraising, here's what it takes to launch your organization.
Because depression and creativity are linked, ups and downs of being an artist can hit some harder than others. In this article, learn some important self-care strategies you can use to get you through the gray.
These international artist residencies offer the working artist or solopreneur a chance to get inspired by new horizons.
It can be challenging to find an affordable art studio. Having a studio-mate and sharing space is a great way to build an artist network and cultivate new opportunities.
Tennessee Tech professor Kimberly Winkle designed a professional practices program that counsels art students through the process of owning a creative business.
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 you're livelihood depends on your artwork, you can never be too careful. Document your artwork, assess its value, and create a digital art portfolio in order to protect yourself from catastrophe.
The National Park Service's Artist in Residence programs offer artists a chance to escape their everyday lives and seek the inspiration they crave.
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.
Redefining your artistic intention and drawing inspiration from others is a useful approach when returning to your art studio after a long hiatus or break.
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.
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.
Creative apps can make your work as a freelancer or solopreneur more efficient and productive. Here are 8 we recommend for your design or art business.
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.
Practicing good time management for artists can challenging, but is a must-do for juggling all your professional and personal activities, so you can focus on making art.
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 signing an artist contract.
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.
We talk to Jenifer Simon, Program Director at CERF+, a non-profit that helps artists after emergencies and disasters. Artists can mitigate risks by having a contingency plan an insurance for their art business.
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.
Searching for an art studio requires research, prioritization, and patience. Here are the factors you should consider before calling your new studio, home.