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.
Artists don’t need gallery representation to make sales and gain followers. Artrepreneur investigates six alternative representation strategies for artists looking to expand their audience.
To develop their careers, art students should build an artist network that leverages their talent and skill set with opportunities to show their work. Follow these strategic tips to build a meaningful network.
Designing an impactful logo for your creative business involves a careful reflection of your brand strategy. Whether you're designing your own logo or working with a professional, these two art directors offer their best advice for designing a logo...
Artists seeking to get their work in front of gallerists and collectors might consider applying to an open call this summer. From London to Miami, find out what curators are looking for in these four artist open calls and...
Apart from talent, artists require a certain level of “buzz” in order to progress to new levels of recognition in their art careers. Creating an artist branding strategy can elevate your work to a wider audience, and generate new...
Photographer Mary Beth Koeth creates visual narratives through portraiture. From her commercial work photographing campaigns for major corporate clients and national magazines, Koeth has pivoted her portraiture niche into an award-winning career.
By sticking to the tenets of the social media pyramid, artists on social media can develop an engaged audience.
Illustrator Maria Luque's secret to landing a steady stream of illustration gigs? Just be consistent and post regularly on Instagram.
Graphic designer Carolina Niño shares her insight on working with brands like Adidas and Wired, while dishing on her recent collaboration with Colombian music group Bomba Estereo.
A celebrity endorsement by JBalvin has set emerging indie brand Collab Store on a path to viral success.
Painter Bill Chisholm has grown a successful art business by crafting a formulaic approach to gallery representation.
Artists find that sharing political art or views on social websites can sometimes have negative consequences for their art careers.
Whether fine art, fashion or advertising photography, Robert Farber has managed to maintain decades of success as an artist.
Inspired by African culture, Zanzibari ArtWear designer Waridi Valentine says collaboration is key to her art business.
Michael Hafftka is among the most prolific artists of his generation. Here, Hafftka discusses his career while offering advice to young artists and art entrepreneurs.
Artists, photographers, designers, or anyone who starts a business to sell their creativity is an artrepreneur. Yet, ask most art artrepreneur’s for a 24-month Pro Forma Cash Flow Report, and you will probably receive a blank uncomprehending stare as if...
Most artists will tell you that the hardest part of their job is trying to sell their artwork to the masses. Sure, they love the creativity and the freedom being an artist provides, but how can they make a...
As we're winding down from celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach, we're thinking about all the different ways galleries and artists can benefit from participating in these international art fairs.
A good marketing strategy can help grow a business if done well. Let Seth Godin show you how to be a modern marketer in his skillshare video series.
Steve Schlackman While 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 Reed Recently, 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 Schlackman Take 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 Schlackman We 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 Schlackman Registering 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 Reed Motivated 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 Schlackman If 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. […]
Steve Schlackman One question artists, photographers, designers, and musicians always seem to ask is whether they should trademark their name. In many cases, an artist’s personal name is also their company name. That name is a corporate asset with real tangible value, and protecting it is an important business consideration. However, it’s important to understand that applying […]
Steve Schlackman Whenever an artist or writer portrays a living person in an unflattering light, they are likely to receive a letter or angry phone call saying things like “I am going to sue you for defamation” or “you’ll be hearing from my lawyer,” along with plethora of swear words. It sounds pretty serious and scary, but […]