Creative Circle recruiter Brooks Rowlett sifts through hundreds of motion design reels and video editor portfolios each week. Here, he shares his best advice for motion designers and video editors looking to land their next big gig.
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 success.
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 sharing of your work and ensure you're being paid each time your work is used.
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.
Self-employed artists don't always leave room for inspiration. Boost productivity and get into the creative habit with these proven strategies.
Independent artists shouldn't have to go hungry. We explore five alternative income streams to keep your art business on track.
Creative designer Cat Lo works in a variety of design mediums. She shares her insight on balancing client expectations with creativity and setting freelance rates.
A UX portfolio that well-documents your process will definitely get you noticed by creative recruitment professionals, says Creative Circle recruiter Elizabeth Calabrese-Mahnken.
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.
There are a variety of challenges facing today's art entrepreneur, but they don't have to sidetrack an art business.
Whether you want to collect art or already run an art business, these collecting tips can help you fine-tune your mission.
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.
Hiring the right creative people for your art business is no easy feat, but following our formulaic approach to hiring can make the process simpler.
The Tremaine Foundation's Heather Pontonio tells Artrepreneur how students can use career resource centers to launch their art careers.
A successful art entrepreneur understands that an artist business plan is critical for success. Here's a step-by-step guide to create your own.
We’ve previously reviewed how important it is to craft a bio and resume that details your art career, and today we’ll discuss one essential element that’s sure to make your career stand out: the Artist in Residence. Artist in Residence Programs Artist in Residence programs are an excellent way to both perfect your craft and
Most artists are used to expressing themselves in creative ways, but fewer understand the importance of expressing who they are in words. In this article, we'll review the creating an artist bio while offering some useful tips on its content.
Launching your own art startup can be scary. Here are a few tips and online resources that may help.
Are you ready to expand your art business? Here's what you need to know about hiring and terminating employees, employee retirement plans and vacation and sick leave.
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 can’t have a creative, art-filled career. There are plenty of “art adjacent” careers that offer rewarding opportunities to work within the creative community. Understanding the various opportunities available will make it
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.
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.
Selling and negotiating can be very intimidating. Fear not! Here are some common sense tips to negotiation that can help you get what you want.
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 living unless they sell their work? While most artists choose to work with galleries which generally
Photographers are uniquely positioned within the art world to earn money through various revenue streams. Here's how you find work.
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.
The term “starving artist” has long been part of our lexicon, signifying the significant struggle artists face bringing their creative work to market. For the lucky few that survive until they have paid their dues, the career can be rewarding, but for many other artists, the struggle never ends. Most artists don’t choose their career
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.
Last week, we discussed model releases, and an example concerning a model whose image was being used by a company in a more liberal manner than what had originally been agreed upon by the model and the company. You may recall that in this instance, the model had signed a contract with a fashion company,
3D printing is a relatively new art form is sweeping the internet and worrying designers and Hollywood executives alike. Along with the advent of 3D printing, a steady stream of piracy and copyright infringement cases have been reported by industry honchos. Whether you’re supportive of this new innovation or struggling to protect your own 3D
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?
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.
It has become a common refrain among lawyers who represent photographers and other artists that it is important to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. Although registration is not required for copyright protection, it is a prerequisite to bringing an infringement lawsuit, and timely registration (within three months of publication or before an
If you’re serious about running an art business, you'll need insurance. Click to find out why and which kind you need.
Running a successful creative venture often involves understanding business just as keenly as you learn your craft, and for artists and gallery owners facing the threat of a lawsuit, it’s important to understand the steps you can take to minimize the damage, including whether or not to pursue settlement. We previously discussed how understanding legal
Obtaining music licensing rights for videos is difficult but those that don't receive them are putting themselves and their customers at risk of a copyright infringement lawsuit.
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. […]
The Copyright Office's updates to the Copyright Compendium shed clarity on batch registration options and other issues facing visual artists. […]
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. […]
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? […]
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. […]
The FTC recently issued a series of letters to Instagram influencers who do not adequately disclose their endorsements. […]
Arturo Di Modica claims "Fearless Girl," a new public art installation on Wall Street, is a derivative work of his "Charging Bull." […]
Art forgery remains a rampant issue within the art market and recent cases serve as a reminder of the need for highly technological tools to combat the practice. […]
FreeVintagePosters.com incorrectly says offering free downloads of posters online is a practice protected by the DMCA. […]