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.
Nicole MartinezFind out how the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) protects public works, like street art, from being altered or destroyed by private land owners. […]
Nicole MartinezMost art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front of an international audience and capture a new clientele. They are also an incredibly costly endeavor, […]
Steve SchlackmanWhile forgeries in the online art market are prevalent, art forgeries in the general art market are hardly rare. Art Law Journal reviews what collectors should watch out for, including provenance and appropriate documentation. […]
Chris ReedRecently, Google warned of new methods to remove watermarks online. However, those that do so face larger consequences under DMCA laws. Art Law Journal breaks it down. […]
Steve SchlackmanTake these two commonly heard phrases: “I need to copyright my slogan,” or “I want to patent my new idea.” Do you know why they are wrong? We break down the differences between IP laws. […]
Steve SchlackmanWe previously discussed how owning an original fine art painting, doesn’t provide the same level of ownership as other physical items. In particular, we examined the actions of our hypothetical Executive and how his various uses of an oil painting may have violated the right of the artist. The Executive, with his lack of understanding […]
Steve SchlackmanRegistering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office is the most effective way to ensure you'll be fairly compensated should your work be used without your permission. […]
Chris ReedMotivated by an upward trend in law enforcement overreach, more and more citizens are wondering whether the First Amendment protects their right to record videos of police activity. […]
Steve SchlackmanIf you want to register a trademark for products you haven't made yet but are planning to in the near future, you can submit an “intent to use” application. Art Law Journal breaks down the process. […]
Last week we tackled 8 essential creative apps to simplify your creative business. Here, we’ll be diving into the best mobile apps to keep you constantly inspired.
While obtaining an MFA is the pathway some artists take to further pursue their career, it’s not always a crucial part of developing a distinct and successful artistic practice.
Until an artist’s studio has significant resources, it may be difficult to participate in every single art exhibition. Artrepreneur outlines the benefits and drawbacks to consider when weighing local, regional, and international shows.
What are some of the most critical challenges facing emerging artists today? Artrepreneur talks to five art world wunderkinds on what it takes to develop rewarding creative careers.
Creative business owners must depend on themselves to operate their solo endeavors, but these revolutionary creative apps are making the challenge a lot more manageable.
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.
From designing to pitching, reporting to researching, creatives helming their own practice know that perfecting time management in their workflow produces real results.
Award-winning photojournalist Nic Bothma rose to acclaim photographing South African news stories in the 1990s. Here, he discusses how aspiring photographers should approach their business with the rise of camera phones and social media.
Fine art photographer Reka Nyari shares how she balanced commercial work with personal projects, and what drove her to abandon commercial photography in favor of a full-time fine art practice.
The secrets to responding to an open call exhibition proposal? Staying organized and submitting a proposal that closely aligns with the exhibition's overarching themes.
An artist media kit is a useful tool for getting journalists and art critics to your exhibitions. We review what you should include when creating a media kit.
Artrepreneur outlines some of the key facets of planning for and mounting a DIY art exhibition with mixed-use and non-traditional spaces and lay out the groundwork for a successful showing.
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.
In the third installment of the Business of Art radio series, Tribeca Enterprises CEO Andrew Essex discusses the evolution of advertising and storytelling within the creative industries.
As virtual reality takes hold of the film industry, artists, galleries, and cultural institutions are incorporating VR art as a component of their program or practice. We take a look at this growing trend in the art world.
In recent years, contemporary Asian artists are finding greater recognition in the eyes of the Western art market. We review the emerging Asian artists to watch, including Phi Phi Oanh, Donna Ong, and more.
NYU's Kimmel Galleries is undergoing a transformation. With an active exhibition schedule and plans to ramp up fundraising, director Pamela Jean Tinnen details her plans to bring the organization into its next phase.
A photography contract that doesn't consider art licensing rights and work made for hire agreements can have a significant impact on a photographer's business. Here are the common pitfalls photographers need to avoid.
Copyright duration keeps getting longer, primarily due to Disney wanting to keep Mickey Mouse under copyright protection. Here's how they did it.
Sharing, posting, and distributing your work online is easier than ever - but often times, visual artists find themselves dealing with online piracy issues as a result of that practice. Initiating a copyright registration routine can curb the unlawful...
Every artist or photographer should use a licensing agreement when contracted to create new work. Download your free licensing agreement here.