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.
Building an art collection that supports emerging artists can be a thrilling endeavor for collectors operating across genres and price points.
How will the new Tax Cuts & Jobs Act affect freelance creative business owners? We break down whether your business might benefit from a sole proprietorship or LLC arrangement.
It can be challenging to find an affordable art studio space, but sharing space is a great way to build an artist network and cultivate new opportunities.
Finding an arts organization or art collector interested in sponsoring your work is an important accomplishment. Here's how to keep those patrons engaged and inspired by your work.
Although local level visual arts grants might not have the allure of large-scale international grants, these small milestones can help you reach your goals as a professional artist.
The Deloitte and ArtTactic Art & Finance Report offers some keen insights into the state of the art market. Discover which findings spell good news for working artists.
How does an art collection turn into wealth? Companies like Athena Art Finance Corp. and Art Money are making it easier to cash in on this billion-dollar industry.
The average working artist faces student loans and other debt. We ask several financial experts how they coach artists through managing artist debt while budgeting for their creative business.
Many working artists struggle to price their work. From considering costs and materials to the artist's standing in the marketplace, how does the art world calculate the value of art?
Whether or not you manage to sell your artwork is driven not by the product, but what you do with the product. Artepreneur reviews some of the most crucial factors involved in selling artwork.
In this installment of the Business of Art radio series, chashama founder Anita Durst and Minnesota Street Project CEO Andy Rappaport discuss challenges facing artists working in costly metro areas.
Determining how to value creative work is often an unclear equation with a complex set of variables. Artrepreneur offers guidance on setting your own competitive freelance rates.
The artist collective is evolving in the shared economy. In exchange for a membership or exhibition fee, artists have the opportunity to present their work in a 'shared' exhibition space. Artrepreneur investigates whether this model makes sense for emerging...
Aside from more traditional financing models such as arts grants or crowdfunding, pairing up with art partners is an excellent way to fund art exhibitions and other projects. Artrepreneur takes a look at the various partnership arrangements available to...
Producing work is arduous, expensive and often challenging for Antoine Rose, a fine art aerial photographer that's shot aerial images of some of the world's most bustling landscapes. Here, he goes into detail about how he finances each project,...
We review the necessary steps artists seeking to fund art projects must take before they solicit financing partners, and review three key methods frequently used to fund art projects – 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.
By re-purposing out-of-use properties across New York, chashama can offer artists affordable studio spaces in the city.
Richa Agarwal worked in apparel design before founding Shokunin, a global platform to artisan products and their makers.
Find out how a freelance creative working as a 1099 independent contractor can make certain tax deductions when they register their business as an LLC.
Selling and negotiating can be very intimidating. Fear not! Here are some common sense tips to negotiation that can help you get what you want.
Copyright duration keeps getting longer, primarily due to Disney wanting to keep Mickey Mouse under copyright protection. Here’s how they did it.
Every artist or photographer should use a licensing agreement when contracted to create new work. Download your free licensing agreement here.
If you’ve secured that important sit-down with a potential collector, arts journalist, or gallerist, be prepared to answer these common artist interview questions during your initial meeting.
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.
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.
Technology and art are intersecting in more ways than ever, and today’s art startups are […]
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By sticking to the tenets of the social media pyramid, artists on social media can develop an engaged audience.
Most artists are used to expressing themselves in creative ways, but fewer understand the importance of expressing who they are in words. In this article, we’ll review the creating an artist bio while offering some useful tips on its content.
Trump’s H1B visa shakedown means you may need to hire a foreign creative as an independent contractor. Here’s how to avoid any legal issues.
The art market represents a $45 billion-dollar global industry that is driven by a quickly evolving art gallery business model. We explore the everyday operations and challenges of running an art gallery business.
There are a variety of challenges facing today’s art entrepreneur, but they don’t have to sidetrack an art business.