As an artist, you want your work to be seen. That doesn’t mean you want it to be stolen. Having a registered copyright provides many benefits. If you think you might be ready to protect your work, check out this presentation by Sheri Mason, Esq. and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to learn more.
Companies and brands are uniquely positioned to support the visual arts in mutually beneficial ways. In this webinar, Natalie Lemle of art_works presents the general landscape of corporate engagement with the arts, what companies and brands are looking for, who the gatekeeper are, how to approach them, and more.
As an artist, you work tirelessly to become an expert in your chosen medium. You have spent thousands upon thousands of hours honing your craft. You have mostly likely spent much less time thinking about the implications of your pricing. It is the part of the process that many artists struggle with the most.
You’ve been feeling it for a while, that “itch,” that sense that there’s another level for you in your career—but maybe you’re unsure of how to get there. In this session, creative career coach Mia Scharphie covers the 5 common places creatives—and especially creative women—get stuck, and what you can do about it.
Not sure which legal structure best suits your business? Have you always wanted to understand the difference between a Sole-Proprietorship, LLC, and an S-Corp? Here’s a quick look at the differences between the most common forms of business entities, presented by Luke Blackadar of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts.
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The start of a new year offers the perfect time to reflect on the past year’s successes and shortcomings, take stock of what’s working in your art career, and think about where you want to be a year from now.
Contributed by Mia Scharphie, Founder of Build Yourself career advancement training for ambitious creative women and Creative Agency. Are you one of those business owners with 17 new ideas a day? I am, and a few years ago, when I was first starting my business, here’s what I had on my plate: a freelance design research consultancy, a research collaborative, a startup, an empowerment boot camp…