Category - Operations

Everything you need to know to run your artistic practice or business.

Creative art licensing

How Do I License My Creative Design?

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.

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Art Business Plans for Creatives

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.

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What You Need to Know About Artist Contracts

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.

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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.

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Grace Cho on Ending the Myth of the Starving Artist

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.

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Tips to Transition to an Art Career

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.

How to Host a Successful Artist Studio Visit  |  Art Business Journal

How to Host a Successful Artist Studio Visit

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.

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The Practical Guide to Finding a Subsidized 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.

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Creating Your Artist Resumé After Graduation

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.

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.

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5 First Jobs in the Arts

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.

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How to Network in Artist Communities

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.

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The Benefits of an Artist Residency

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.

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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.

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Artists and Creatives: Document Your Work and Career

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.

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From Artist and Designer to Creative Entrepreneur

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.

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Is The End of the Art Fair in Sight?

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.

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Protect Your Creative Business by Incorporating

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.

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How to Start an Art NonProfit

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.

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How to Deal with Depression as an Artist

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.

The Pros and Cons of Sharing an Art Studio  |  Art Business Journal

The Pros and Cons of Sharing an Art Studio

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.

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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.

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Document Your Artwork to Ensure Its Preservation

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 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.

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A Guide to the Creative Freelancer’s Side Hustle

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.

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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.

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Wait a Minute! Time Management for Artists

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.

Making Sense of An Artist Contract  |  Art Business Journal

Making Sense of An Artist Contract

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.

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The Artist’s Guide to Art Inventory Management

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.

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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.

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5 Tips to Find Your New Art Studio

Searching for an art studio requires research, prioritization, and patience. Here are the factors you should consider before calling your new studio, home.