All posts tagged "Artists"

  • Featured
    No Gallery? No Problem. Mount a DIY Art Exhibition Instead

    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.

  • Featured
    A Creative’s Guide to Setting Freelance Rates and Pricing Work

    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.

  • Featured
    How to Land Media Influence as a Working Artist

    Desperate to see your work appear in leading art journals and magazines, but can't afford to hire a public relations firm? We review how the working artist can gain media influence through targeted outreach efforts.

  • Operating an Art Business
    Making Sense of An Artist Engagement Contract

    Whether you are a painter doing a commission or a musician hired for a performance, your artist engagement contract will determine the role of each party involved. Get to know the standard terms to look out for when...

  • Operating an Art Business
    The Working Artist’s Guide to Mastering Art Inventory Management

    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.

  • The Basics
    How Should I Structure My Freelance Resume?

    Struggling to determine how you should structure your freelance resume? Two resume experts give their advice for designing a creative resume that lands you the gig.

  • Operating an Art Business
    Do I Need a Contingency Plan for My Art Business?

    Presented by Orangenius and [email protected], the first installment of the SiriusXM 'Business of Art' radio series interviews Jenifer Simon, Program Director at CERF+, a non-profit organization dedicated to artists disaster relief. The program focuses on the importance of...

  • Marketing for Artists
    A Photographer Proves Why Persistence is Key for Artists

    Unfazed by rejection, emerging photographer JP Kadzinski was persistent in his quest for finding gallery representation. Here, he shares why emerging artists should consistently market their work to potential partners.

  • Operating an Art Business
    How Does the Art Gallery Business Work?

    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.

  • Marketing for Artists
    The Advantages of Joining an Artist Collective

    An artist collective functions as a platform for its members and can bring increased exposure for individual artists. Artrepreneur investigates the benefits of forming your own.

  • The Basics
    Follow This Foolproof Approach to Curating Your Creative Portfolio

    Hiring managers pay more attention to the contents of your creative portfolio than your work experience. Artrepreneur reviews proven strategies for curating a creative portfolio that lands you that coveted gig.

  • The Basics
    The Essential Guide to Writing Your Artist Statement

    Used in combination with your artist CV, your artist statement is an opportunity to hook the reader and get them interested in exploring your work. Follow this step-by-step guide to craft your professional artist statement.

  • Featured
    Show-and-Sell: Six Alternative Representation Strategies for Artists

    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.

  • The Basics
    How Should I Structure My Artist CV Layout?

    The artist CV is an essential tool when dealing with galleries and potential collectors determining whether to invest in your work. Artrepreneur explains how to structure an attention-grabbing artist CV layout.

  • The Basics
    Are You an Art Major? Nine Art Related Jobs to Pursue

    From art critic to interior designer, an art major weighing various art related jobs or career paths has plenty of options to consider. Artrepreneur explores some of the most popular career paths taken by art school graduates.

  • Financial Resources
    The ‘Shared Economy’ Artist Collective: Should Artists Pay for Exhibition Space?

    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...

  • Financial Resources
    How Can I Fund Art Exhibitions and Other Projects? [Part II]

    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...

  • The Basics
    Ten Creative Internships for Aspiring Designers

    Creative internships will help you build the foundation you need for a career in the art world. Whether you're interested in design or web development, these are some of the most coveted – and most rewarding – creative internships...

  • Featured
    Why Storytelling is Crucial for Artists

    Artists who identify and satisfy our ongoing search for meaning by describing art they create have already discovered this crucial truth: artists that engage in storytelling create a compelling reason for collectors and admirers to invest in their work.

  • Trends
    Is Virtual Reality the Future of Art?

    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.

  • The Basics
    Craft An Art Director Portfolio That Gets You Booked

    A well-curated art director portfolio is what potential clients and hiring managers are really paying attention to when looking for new talent. Creative Circle recruiter Gabriela Williams offers her insight for putting your best work forward.

  • Marketing for Artists
    Four Artist Open Calls to Apply to This Summer

    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...

  • The Basics
    Four Communication Skills Every Art Student Should Master

    As an art student, you are quickly learning that effectively communicating your artistic vision is key to your success. Here, we review the four communication skills every artist should master, from interpersonal and writing skills to becoming a better...

  • Operating an Art Business
    How [and Where] Can I License Artwork?

    Licensing art is a common practice among artists seeking additional revenue streams. Here, we discuss the details of a typical artist licensing agreement and offer suggestions for companies you may want to approach with your work.

  • Financial Resources
    Aerial Photographer Antoine Rose on Self-Funding, Selling Work

    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,...

  • Marketing for Artists
    How to Develop a Buzzworthy Artist Branding Strategy

    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...

  • Trends
    Five Emerging Asian Artists to Watch

    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.

  • Operating an Art Business
    This Service Connects the Emerging Photographer With New Clients

    If you're an emerging photographer looking for steady work, Wonderful Machine can help you get your work in front of thousands of potential clients. Find out how this monthly subscription service can help you streamline your art business.

  • Operating an Art Business
    An Animation Artist’s Journey from College to Career

    Animation artist Mack O'Conor used his time at art school to hone his technical skills and develop his professional goals. Here, he shares his advice for navigating the college experience, from developing a solid portfolio to choosing the right...

  • Operating an Art Business
    Searching for Studio Spaces? Heed These Five Tips

    From location and ventilation to the community working within, artists searching for studio spaces should consider a variety of factors before signing on the dotted line. Independent artists and studio managers share their best strategies for finding the perfect...

  • Financial Resources
    How Can I Fund Art Exhibitions and Other Projects? [Part I]

    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.

  • Financial Resources
    The High Cost of Art Competitions: Is It Worth It?

    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.

  • Operating an Art Business
    Award-Winning Makeup Artist Julie Teel’s Rise From Fashion School to Film Set

    Entirely self-taught, makeup artist Julie Teel went from studying fashion design to working as a key makeup artist on shows like 30 Rock and Gossip Girl. Here, she shares her advice for navigating the industry, from landing word-of-mouth referrals...

  • Trends
    Creative Placemaking: Art as a Genesis for Civic Transformation

    Metropolitan growth across the United States is often fueled by access to arts and culture. Artists play a pivotal role in this phenomenon, known as creative placemaking. Here, we discuss creative placemaking as a way to engage residents locally...

  • Operating an Art Business
    How to Earn Your Living as a Travel Photographer

    The prospect of traveling the world while getting paid to work may seem farfetched, but these two photographers have the ticket to landing freelance creative work across the globe. Here, Andy Donohoe and Michaela Trimble share their advice for...

  • Operating an Art Business
    From Tattoo Artist to Brand Empire: The Rise of the Ink Mogul

    The savvy tattoo artist uses brand recognition to launch a multimedia business. These four artists have leveraged their underground celebrity status to build a brand empire, complete with product lines, book deals, and TV contracts.

  • Trends
    Exploring the Intersection of Art and Technology

    The advent of technology is re-shaping the practice of art. These educational institutions, artists, and startups are exploring art and technology's convergence in today's increasingly digital world.

  • The Basics
    Work with an Artist Mentor to Get Your Career on Track

    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...

  • Art Law
    Why Artists Need to Make Copyright Registration a Priority

    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...

  • Art Law
    Download Our Artist Licensing Agreement. It’s Free.

    Every artist or photographer should use a licensing agreement when contracted to create new work. Download your free licensing agreement here.

  • Marketing for Artists
    How Artists on Social Media Can Grow Their Following

    By sticking to the tenets of the social media pyramid, artists on social media can develop an engaged audience.

  • Operating an Art Business
    The Paperwork Behind Your Art Business [Part I]

    In this ongoing series, we'll review the various documents needed to get your art business up and running. First up: Crafting your artist proposal.

  • Operating an Art Business
    A Creative Career Coach Outlines a Strategy for the Working Artist

    Marc Zegans coaches artists planning the next move in their art careers. Here, he shares his proven approach for developing your practice as a working artist.

  • Marketing for Artists
    How One Artist Uses Instagram to Land Consistent Illustration Gigs

    Illustrator Maria Luque's secret to landing a steady stream of illustration gigs? Just be consistent and post regularly on Instagram.