All About Art, Money & Success

You can’t be successful until you know exactly what you want and you have a clear picture in your mind of what success means to you.

How Artists Earn: Teaching

Many artists cultivate multiple ways of earning, and have found that teaching is a popular option that can take various forms.

Where to Sell Art Online

So, as an artist or maker who wants to jump into online sales, what are your choices? Basically, you can choose to participate on a third-party website which offers art for sale, or you can use your own art website to sell your work.

Sell More of Your Art With Crowdfunding

by guest blogger Andy Derrick To build a sustainable, full-time career creating your art you must work to diversify your streams of income. One of the most effective ways successful artists have done this is by selling reproduction prints of their artwork.     The beauty of selling reproduction prints is that it extends the […]

Collection Strategies for Artists

Rest assured that there are collection strategies that work and can save your sanity, too.

Problems Getting Paid? How to Never Get Stiffed Again

Make it clear from the very beginning that you require timely payment of your invoice, or monthly check, etc. or that you will take action, and then do it.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2015

Here’s the list: a countdown of the ten most-read business articles published on Artsy Shark this year.

Business & Pricing Strategies for Artists

The Arts Business Institute, in partnership with F+W Publications, presents an online pricing course for artists and makers. Registration is now open; the course starts January 18, 2016.

Artists in San Francisco Join Forces to Reverse the Whiteout of Arts and Culture

We formed the Cultural Space Coalition as a way to help connect groups and individuals who are working to reverse the trend of disappearing cultural spaces.

“I Covered My Expenses” and Other Forms of Delusion & Denial

The delusion of “I covered my expenses” relies on the denial of the true total costs and expenses of participation in a show.

How to Deal with those Dreaded Shipping Costs

Shipping costs can set up a psychological barrier for many customers, and may even kill a sale.

Are You Selling Your Art in the Wrong Places?

Are you doing the same thing over and over again, when you aren’t really making many sales?

Read This Before You Negotiate

A caveat: Before you walk into any negotiation, or even a conversation about a business deal, do your research and plan ahead.

“I’m sorry… WHAT did you sign??” Part Two

Every time a client comes to me with an artist representative agreement, I cringe.