To wake the artist from the dead of tedious facts that tell us nothing about his or her art, I suggest weaving in a bit of story.
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Anyone Can Build an Art Business: Raw Talent vs. Hard Work
You’ll tinker with and refine your brand story until you die or get rich, whichever comes first. First, talk about why you’re doing what you’re doing.
How Does Your Artist Website Stack Up?
A website is a sales tool: part sales collateral, part sales fulfillment engine. There’s no one-size-fits-all. It’s specific to your art business.
Proactive Security: Best Practices for Counteracting Phishing
Facing the challenge of online fraud ideally involves increasing awareness of phishing and of best practices for counteracting it.
The Dignity of Work
My father celebrated work and workers. His 42 hr work week included anything relevant to his art business—from painting, to taking collectors to dinner.
Creativity is Leading the Way
We hope that art and artists will unleash the power of creative expression to make bold statements with new work to replace or contextualize the symbols of hatred, racism, and war.
It’s Time To Use Your Creative Intelligence
We’re in a new reality now. As we rebuild the ways we live and work, the people best positioned to do that are those who “admit” to being creative.
An Economic Powerhouse Hiding In Plain Sight: The Creative Sector
Innovation and creativity will ensure our survival through our current crises, and are fundamental to human success—yet many hold onto the false belief that artists are incapable of leading us.
Transparency is Transforming the Art Market—CHF Interviews Bill Fine
A new openness about prices has changed the way art is bought and sold. The president of artnet details the impacts of this shift.
Hook—Hack—Health: A Successful Art Business is a Balancing Act
Professional artists must simultaneously articulate a unique message, maintain the health of their art business, and set themselves apart from the pack.
Sales Conversations: Don’t Fix Everything
We often refuse to let other people sit with something that’s been said and just breathe in it for a few moments. We fix it. Before it’s even broken.
How to Sell More Art? An Unexpected Answer
Art isn’t a job like making widgets, where you’re content to do the same thing over and over again for the rest of your life.
What Literary Artists Can Learn from Visual Artists
Visual artists cut a little straighter to the bone. They don’t have to obsess about the small stuff because if they can’t buy something they need, they’ll probably make it.
Professionals Need Not Apply—Originals Only
No one remembers “professionals” built according to the factory model, with its cattle call for generic, processed types. The rest of us want to meet originals.
Being My Own CEO: How I Modified My Mentality, Conversations, and Culture
CEO thinking—and being an artist-CEO in particular—requires extending ourselves, growing into it, moving up from our inner VP, which was probably an upgrade from our inner manager and inner shift supervisor.