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.
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, and get your work in front of a new audience.
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
By sticking to the tenets of the social media pyramid, artists on social media can develop an engaged audience.
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.
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.
Some of the world's most successful artists weren't always so revered. Meet five artists who failed to develop their art careers during their lifetime.
As Facebook's online content moderation policies come under fire, we review creative platform Orangenius' policy on nudity in art.
Self-employed artists don't always leave room for inspiration. Boost productivity and get into the creative habit with these proven strategies.
In this ongoing series, we explore the creative roles available in the most unlikely of corporations. Our first installment talks to Patricia Hanna, the Art Director of Related Group.
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.
By re-purposing out-of-use properties across New York, chashama can offer artists affordable studio spaces in the city.
The TEFAF report illustrates the challenges facing today's art market. These are the top five findings affecting artists and gallery owners.
Government leaders share their best tips for responding to a Request for Qualifications and landing public art commissions.
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.
Find out why Sotheby's Institute grads are uniquely positioned to excel in the art business.
Richa Agarwal worked in apparel design before founding Shokunin, a global platform to artisan products and their makers.
This week's art news for the art entrepreneur: The Met Gala doesn't disappoint, and New York voters have to choose their favorite design.
Hung Yi, a force in the Taiwan art landscape, is taking his penchant for public art installations to various cities across the U.S.
There are a variety of challenges facing today's art entrepreneur, but they don't have to sidetrack an art business.
This week in art news: Sotheby's takes a hit, a muralist is caught red-handed, and Christie's makes a shift in their art business strategy.
A thoughtful design portfolio is an essential tool for a full-time or freelance creative. Brian Young, a recruiter at Creative Circle, shares his top tips for crafting yours.
Artexpo New York, the largest art fair in the country, is an indispensable fair platform for international galleries.
Whether you want to collect art or already run an art business, these collecting tips can help you fine-tune your mission.
This week in art news: A new platform launches exclusively for creatives, and some question whether political art has any business in the art business.
The launch of creative platform Orangenius drew creatives eager to launch their art business or find rewarding art careers.
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.
Chris Reed Comic book publisher ComicMix allegedly created a mashup of a popular Dr. Seuss book with elements of the iconic Star Trek TV series. Here, we discuss the resulting copyright infringement case, and whether a court may find the work permissible under the fair use doctrine. […]
Patrick J. Concannon Fashion designers face a unique set of challenges in protecting their intellectual property, but new court decisions are providing further guidance for fashion designers and legal practitioners. […]
Chris Reed Without the protection that copyright law gives artists, it would be difficult to monetize creative work and make a living. Here are ten sound copyright-related practices that every artist should know. […]
Chris Reed The Copyright Office's updates to the Copyright Compendium shed clarity on batch registration options and other issues facing visual artists. […]
Priya Gandhi What do independent artists, designers, and photographers have in common? They're all covered under the new NYC freelance law, which ensures they'll get paid for their work. […]
Nicole Martinez An AI machine studied folk music notations to create over 100,000 new songs - but can the machine hold copyright protection over a creative work? […]
Steve Schlackman Unicolors' ultimate success in suing Urban Outfitters for copyright infringement hinged on one simple act: that Unicolors spent $55 to register its designs with the U.S Copyright Office. […]
Chris Reed The FTC recently issued a series of letters to Instagram influencers who do not adequately disclose their endorsements. […]
Nicole Martinez Arturo Di Modica claims "Fearless Girl," a new public art installation on Wall Street, is a derivative work of his "Charging Bull." […]