Category - Planning

From starting a creative business to growing one, planning is key to do it wisely. From business plans to documentation, here’s what you need to know to prosper.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Must-Do’s for Creating Your Artist Website

Many artist websites fail to capture their audience. Follow these simple tips for creating visually stunning sites that include all the necessary information that will engage others.

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Should I Open a Corporation for My Art Business?

About 375,000 visual artists 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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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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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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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.

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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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Artist Mentors Can Help Guide Your Creative Career

Many of the world's most recognized artists sought inspiration and guidance from their peers. Gain insight into your practice and learn about the business of art by finding an artist mentor whose career aligns with your own vision for success.

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The Essential Paperwork Behind Your Art Business

Paperwork and administrative tasks are not a creative's favorite thing to do. But they are important to run and protect your business. Here we the various documents needed to get your art business on up and running and operating smoothly.

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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.

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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, it can be difficult for creatives to understand and there are few examples of business plans for creatives online. This article walks you through the components of a business plan and the importance of having one.