Basic Business Skills for Visual Artists (Fresh Arts Presentation 2015)

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Checklist prepared by Fresh Arts in conjunction with the "Business Skills for Visual Artists" workshop.
Necessary Basics:
  • -Make sure you have a website. Keep it updated.
  • -Make sure you have an Artist Portfolio.
  • -Make sure you have business cards and you have them with you at all times.
  • -Keep a current contact list of everyone who has come to your shows, purchased your work, or expressed interest in your work. Include mailing address and emails.
  • -Make sure you have high quality images of your work
  • -Have a standard cover letter that you can modify
  • -Have an updated bio, artist statement, and resume that includes: list of exhibitions, gallery representation
  • -Check your email and phone messages regularly and respond promptly
  • -Connect with people on Facebook and Twitter
  • -Create a free artist profile on and keep your info and artwork current

More detailed checklist and full list of resources available in the attached Word Document.  Download it below! 

Workshop Powerpoint

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