Welcome! I’m Carolyn Edlund, the founder of Artsy Shark. My mission is to inspire artists to build better businesses.
I’m passionate about helping artists and working with creative entrepreneurs. You’ll find plenty of resources and assistance here.
This website contains hundreds of articles on the business of art. New articles are published each week, bringing you marketing and sales tips, inspiration, out-of-the-box ideas and opportunities to grow as a creative entrepreneur. A primary focus is publishing information that is useful and actionable for readers, whether you are just getting started or have years of experience. Receive these in your inbox by becoming a subscriber.
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Artsy Shark features and promotes artists by publishing individual portfolio articles. Since 2010, more than 850 artists have been featured. Interested artists may apply through a competitive submission process that happens several times per year, through a Call for Artists. Submissions cannot be accepted at other times. Learn more here.
Business Consulting for Artists
I’ve worked extensively with hundreds of artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs on business strategies and planning. A consultation session can help you understand your options, create a business vision, set and reach goals for your art business, and deal with challenges. One-on-one consultations are scheduled hourly or through a 60-day consultation package, and each personalized session takes place by phone or via Skype. Learn more here.
Art Website Review and Evaluation
Get in-depth feedback on your current art website, along with step-by-step strategies on how to improve your art website and online presence. Learn more here.
Artist Statement Writing Services
Artsy Shark partners with writer Adam Eisenstat to offer this service. He has an exceptional reputation for creating professionally written artist statements that share your artistic vision and inspiration effectively. This process begins with a 15-minute free consultation to make sure that this service is right for you. Get started here.