Curator

You Don’t Have to be an Artist to Work with Art

Just because you don't possess any artistic abilities – or just because you haven’t made it as an artist yet – doesn't mean you...
Art Business

Expanding Your Art Business Beyond You

Artists successfully running their own art business may be ready to hire an employee. We've covered everything you need to know, from tax requirements to insurance obligations.
Right of Publicity

What Photographers Need to Know About Shooting People [with Cameras]

In this article, we'll review a key example of publicity and privacy issues, and what you need to know to keep your photography in the clear.
Photography business

How Does a Photography Business Make Money?

Photographers are uniquely positioned within the art world to earn money through various revenue streams. Here's how you find work.
Insurance for Artists

The Basics of Insurance Part II: Health Insurance for Artists

In this article, we’ll a type of insurance that you’ll want to think about as you build your art business – health insurance for artists.
LLC

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.
model

Model Citizens and Protected Images: Work-for-Hire and Right of Publicity

Last week, we discussed model releases, and an example concerning a model whose image was being used by a company in a more liberal...
Right of Publicity

Does Freedom of Speech Protect Taking Photos of People Through Windows?

Fine art Photographer Arne Svenson spent a year secretly taking photos of the Fosters, a family living across the street from his home. Does the Foster's Right to Privacy outweigh Svenson's Freedom of Expression?
Artists

Four Reasons Artists Should Hire Lawyers

Think artists can't afford to hire lawyers? Actually, artists can't afford to not have one by their side. Here's four reasons why.
Estate Planning

Death and Taxes: Save Millions Through Careful Estate Planning

Artists and collectors can minimize estate taxes on artworks by employing a planning strategy and understanding the complexities involved with assessing the work's fair market value.
Forgery

Can You Spot a Fake? The Trouble with Authenticating Art

What are the challenges for collectors in authenticating artworks? What are the legal remedies when a purchased artwork is discovered to be a forgery?
Insurance

The Basics of Insurance for Artists

There are many legal aspects of running an art-related business that could be fairly characterized as less than interesting, but few topics inspire more...
Settlement

Do You Know How to Protect Your Creative Business From a...

Running a successful creative venture often involves understanding business just as keenly as you learn your craft, and for artists and gallery owners facing...