Category: Business of Art



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The Advantages of Living in Smaller, Nimbler Cities

There is opportunity—and community—in cities that aren’t New York or Los Angeles. Hear how writer, editor, performer, and visual artist Karl Jones is realizing his creative visions in Tulsa, OK through the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Karl Jones makes performance and visual work while writing and editing children’s literature for Penguin Random House. Originally from Tulsa,…

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Business of Art | 10 Steps to Protect Your Narrative as a Black Artist

“We must end the cycle of compromising our identities to participate in wealth production.” — Amani Olu Amani Olu, Founder and CEO of marketing agency Olu & Company, is, as stated in The Art Newspaper, an “art world multitasker.” This description is not an exaggeration. Olu is also the co-founder of Detroit Art Week, founder…

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Business of Art | Strategies for In-Person and Online Direct Sales

Uprise Art Founder Tze Chun lends her expertise to artists seeking to proactively promote and sell their work. Entrepreneur and artist Tze Chun was a pioneer in recognizing the potential in online art sales, founding online gallery Uprise Art in 2011 to reach a new generation of collectors. The gallery now represents more than 150…