How I Built an Art Business in a Niche Market

Artists have an amazing ability to help people feel better, by expanding their sense of what is possible, by expressing emotion, by gaining a sense of empowerment, or simply by beautifying a space.

How I Earn a Living as a Full-Time Artist

As artists, we tend to obsess over the criticism or live for the positive comments. Instead, keep a distance from all of that and put it in perspective.

Fall 2018 Art Business Workshops

These professional development workshops offer intensive business training for artists and makers. Join us this fall for an exciting learning event!

6 Steps to More Online Art Sales

An appealing website layout with professional presentation, intuitive functionality and an easy method of checkout will smooth the way for people who visit your site to begin to learn more about you and your work.

Art Business Summit in Dallas/Fort Worth

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) will present a premier professional development event for working artists and makers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, from September 7-9, 2018.

Find and Focus on Your Art Market

You cannot go in several directions at once and put the required time and effort in to become known in that field, gain traction, develop customers and grow sales.

How Artists Can Work with Stagers

by Carolyn Edlund Interested in growing revenue for your art business? This market can provide opportunities and repeat customers.     Stagers are professionals who work with real estate agents to help them sell homes by enhancing interiors for the best possible presentation. Realtors know that selling is more effective, and perceived values increase, when […]

An Art Pro’s Insights for Creative Entrepreneurs

If you don’t expose your work or if you are afraid someone will steal your idea or your art, then being a professional artist is not for you.

Is Print-on-Demand Right for Your Art?

Many artists use print-on-demand services to sell products featuring their designs. This can be a revenue stream, but there are downsides, too.

Art Becomes Fabric for Wearables and More

Turning over designs to another studio involves trust and a willingness to allow your work to be interpreted by others.

How to Get Traffic to Your Artist Website

People want and need to see artwork in person. Your online activities support your offline activities.

Should You License Your Art?

by Carolyn Edlund Art licensing is an option for artists, but it’s not right for everyone. How does it work, and how can artists become involved in this market?     Art is everywhere in our lives. Quite often the art you see printed on products was licensed by the manufacturer from an artist who […]

Could Vero Challenge Instagram as The Best Platform for Exhibiting Your Work Online?

by guest blogger Flora Dallas What is the potential of this newly popular social media site, and could it be a perfect vehicle to share your art?     Members of the artistic community would have been hard-pressed to miss the hype that has surrounded Vero in the past week or so. Despite having launched three […]

Is Your Art Business Ready for New Opportunities?

As markets evolve and change, artist entrepreneurs must be flexible and open to new methods of earning.