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.
New York law affords special protections for buyers of artist multiples, which implies hefty requirements and potential liability for art dealers. Artrepreneur reviews why gallery owners should be careful when selling multiple editions of works.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Submitting an art fair application doesn't have to be an arduous process. We break down which fairs are currently accepting submissions, and how you should apply.
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.
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.
Government leaders share their best tips for responding to a Request for Qualifications and landing public art commissions.
Hung Yi, a force in the Taiwan art landscape, is taking his penchant for public art installations to various cities across the U.S.
Artexpo New York, the largest art fair in the country, is an indispensable fair platform for international galleries.
NYFA's 'Artist as Entrepreneur' program is a powerful resource for art entrepreneurs. Here's how the program can benefit your art business.
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.
Are you on your way to becoming a thriving art entrepreneur? Check out these upcoming art business conferences to increase your chances for success!
Need more time in your day to work on creative endeavors? Here are few ideas that may help.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Most art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front...
Despite the unfortunate reality that image sharing on the Internet can lead to misappropriation of your work, there are some steps that can minimize the risks.
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.
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 […]
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. […]