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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tennessee Tech professor Kimberly Winkle designed a professional practices program that counsels art students through the process of owning a creative business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Busy elf-employed artists and creative freelancers don't always leave room for inspiration. Boost productivity, be more effective and take care of yourself with these creative habits.
A successful art entrepreneur understands that an artist business plan is critical for success. Here's a step-by-step guide to create your own.
Are you ready to expand your creative business? Here's what you need to know about hiring and terminating employees, employee retirement plans and vacation and sick leave.