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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
A UX portfolio that well-documents your process will definitely get you noticed by creative recruitment professionals, says Creative Circle recruiter Elizabeth Calabrese-Mahnken.
There are a variety of challenges facing today's art entrepreneur, but they don't have to sidetrack an art business.
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.
Whether you want to collect art or already run an art business, these collecting tips can help you fine-tune your mission.
The Tremaine Foundation's Heather Pontonio tells Artrepreneur how students can use career resource centers to launch their art careers.
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...
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...
Launching your own art startup can be scary. Here are a few tips and online resources that may help.
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...
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.
If you’re serious about running an art business, you'll need insurance. Click to find out why and which kind you need.
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 […]
Chris Reed Since most common insurance policies specifically exclude artwork, fine art collectors must consider purchasing a fine art insurance policy to protect their treasured works. Art Law Journal breaks down how these unique policies work. […]
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. […]