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The Double Costs of Studio Rental

Having a separate studio is oftentimes the dream of an artist, but renting can be costly, and it’s not just rent that adds up. This weeks blog post highlights the double costs associated with having a studio or rented creative space, meaning the things that you often pay for twice when balancing the costs of Read more about The Double Costs of Studio Rental[…]

7 Legal Details of Commission Agreements

Working with galleries often means signing contracts. This is important because contracts outline the liability, authority, and responsibilities of each party. While most galleries will have their own contacts (usually consignment agreements) when working with artists, you can’t assume that: all contracts are the same that they are written protect the artist that they have all Read more about 7 Legal Details of Commission Agreements[…]

Preparing for the Worst: Art Emergencies

A couple years ago, I got a scary email that had informed me that there was a fire in my studio building. Luckily, it was contained but was large enough that it had managed to set off the sprinkler systems. This fire happened down the hallway from my studio and I received no damage. This experience Read more about Preparing for the Worst: Art Emergencies[…]

Creative Cash: 4 Art Things You Should Pay For

Artists are always very creative, this includes how money is spent. All expenses can add up quickly, especially the tools and supplies needed to make the work we love. While our creative brains are good at problem solving and finding the most budget friendly way to achieve out goal, here are four key business expenses that Read more about Creative Cash: 4 Art Things You Should Pay For[…]

Care for Creatives: Managing Your Wellness

When you flip through an arts career book, you won’t find a section about artist self-care. Self-care is generally not associated with the technical or business skills of being an artist, but managing your health and wellness is essential to your longevity, creativity and overall success. While the self-care industry includes a laundry list of ways to Read more about Care for Creatives: Managing Your Wellness[…]

Studio Search: 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing the Lease

Looking for a new, or perhaps your first, art studio? With spring studio tours just around the corner, here are 10 questions to help you along your studio search journey. While you are visiting potential spaces, remember to always put safety first. If the building is a well-known arts space in your community, you are Read more about Studio Search: 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing the Lease[…]