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Category: Business Tools and Resources

Alternative Spaces: A Guide for Business Owners

Friday, October 23 2015. Posted in Arts Council Resources, Business Tools and Resources, Patrons

With the success of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour which began back in 2004 in downtown Indianapolis, many business owners have sought to use their locations as an alternative gallery space for visual art exhibitions. When done properly, this can be a wonderful opportunity for an artist to reach a new audience and a business owner to bring extra attention and activity to their space. However, there are best practices that should be followed in order to make it a win/win for everyone. 

Business Software for Artists from Artful.ly

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in Arts Organizations, Business Tools and Resources, Technical Assistance

Artful.ly is an intuitive software program that allows artists or arts organizations to sell tickets, take donations, and track donors and patrons on their own site. It works with Mail Chimp and your own website to allow artists and arts organizations to connect with and manage their relationships with their patrons and fans in a more organized way. The best news is, it's made possible through Fractured Atlas and is FREE!

ACI TIP: Seems to be an awesome tool for bands or small performing arts companies, but other artists should check it out to see if it might be useful for them too. 

Watch this video to learn more.

Art Licensing Tips

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in Business Tools and Resources, Visual Arts

Tara Reed is an art licensing expert and shares invaluable information on her website and blog ArtLicensinginfo.com and  artlicensingblog.com.

If you are new to licensing art and are curious if you should give it a try, read Tara's "5 Realities of Art Licensing" blog post. Learn what type of art works best for licensing and the time committment necessary. If you are still interested, visit Tara's site to really investigate what it takes to license your work. 

This information was originally found on artbizblog.com