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.

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

People are very receptive to the story behind the product.

Boston Art Business Summit Announced

by Carolyn Edlund Join us in Boston this coming April for a two-day intensive Art Business Summit. This program is perfect for artists and makers who want to take their business to the next level.     Boston Arts Business Institute Summit April 16-17, 2018 Somerville, Massachusetts Don’t miss this upcoming two-day intensive professional development […]

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2017

Check out the most popular business articles published by Artsy Shark this year.

Advice for Artists from an Art Festival Juror

by Carolyn Edlund Want to get accepted into the best art festivals? Small details in your application can make a big difference.     I recently acted as a juror for a well-known, established “top 20” art festival, with hundreds of applicants vying for a limited number of booth spaces. As I reviewed each application […]

Is Your Art Business Losing Money?

If you are simply guessing at prices without having a real idea of what you need to earn to make a profit, and what the market will bear for your work, this could be a main reason why your business isn’t making money.