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.

2018 Santa Fe Art Business Workshop Announced

Topics include Marketing, Gallery Relationships, Selling Art Online, Pricing for Profit, with sessions on Building your Power Collective, Artist to Artist Accountability, Power Collective in Practice, and more. Breakout sessions and personalized consultations will be part of this program.

Hate Marketing Your Art? This Aromatherapy Toolkit Can Help

by guest blogger Dr. Thea Fiore-Bloom If you’re like me, you want to market your art just about as much as you want an IRS audit or an STD.     I used to do anything to avoid marketing. It felt sleazy and didn’t really seem to pull in much business anyway. I was about […]

Tools and Community Build an Art Business

Artists are not treated like CEOs of their own businesses, and oftentimes, they don’t see themselves as such.

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.

Is Social Media Becoming Less Effective? Here’s Your Solution

Algorithms used by Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) are diminishing the number of people who will see your posts, unless you pay to boost them, or to advertise.

Artist vs. Scammer

Basically, if an art sale seems too good to be true, it probably is.

3 Myths You Have Been Told About Branding As An Artist

Branding is your relatable essence and experience to connect with your customers.

Is Your Art Portfolio Updated and Ready to Sell?

Gallery managers and wholesale buyers are always looking for fresh product to present to their own regular customers, who eagerly look forward to seeing new merchandise.

Hoping To Eclipse Past Crowdfunding Failures With Hatchfund

Guest blogger Terri Lloyd shares an honest look at the difficulties with crowdfunding and potential solutions.     I’m in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign as I type this. You’ve probably read all sorts of stuff about the dos and don’ts of crowdfunding. I certainly have. And to be honest, I wasn’t going to […]

The Importance of Artwork Titles

A good title will spark imaginations and support your vision, while allowing the viewer a glimpse of your thought process.