When it comes to public art, what is fair use and what is infringement of your copyright? If your artwork is in the public realm, chances are someone has taken photographs of it and used them for their own purposes. It's a double edged sword as artist's work can go viral on social media and add to their desirability and marketability, but when commerce is involved, it can get tricky. The Arts Council of Indianapolis has pulled together this quick tipsheet to help artists navigate this space.
Social Media for Artists featuring guest artists Justin Vining, Malory Hodgkin, and Aaron Scamihorn at Borshoff PR and Marketing in Indianapolis. In partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Borshoff asked artists to talk about what works for them and to share tricks they have learned over the years as they navigate social media to build their unique audience and sell their artwork.
If you are just getting started on social media, check out this Creative Live blog first for some of the basics.
The Freelancer's Guide to Getting Paid On Time - a new resources from Freelancers Union
In January 2015, the Salmagundi Club presented the art law panel discussion “Legal Issues for Artists and Patrons: Arts Lawyers Address Questions of Vital Interest to Arts Professionals”.
Shannon M. Linker - Arts Council of Indianapolis at the Indiana Arts Commission's 2014 Leveraging Creatvity Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Should you send out an artist newsletter? ARTrepeneur Says Yes!
Take a look at this resource to learn all the reasons why you should use a newsletter to update your clients, followers, and anyone else interested in your work. Social media is great, but isn't enough.
Invaluable offers this helpful guide for artists and collectors:
How to Ship Artwork on a Budget
In September of 2015, the Arts Council of Indianapolis partnered with the Western Art Society and the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists to pull together an artist panel discussion on Reaching Art Collectors.
Krystii Melaine, Colbert, WA
Peter A. Nisbet, Santa Fe, NM
Constance Scopelitis, Indianapolis, IN
H. David Wright, Gallatin, TN
Moderated by Shannon M Linker, Arts Council of Indianapolis
The panel discussion was held in Gallery 924 at the Arts Council. Special thanks to Indianapolis-based artist, William Denton Ray for allowing his artwork and show Shapeshifting, to be photographed as part of this video. All rights reserved.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art offers a wonderful digital resource for artists, about artists, the Louisiana Channel. This video includes clips from well known and respected musicians and visual artists offering their best advice to emerging artists.
On March 15, 2015 at First Street Gallery, The Clark Hulings Fund presented The Challenges and Rewards of Working Large, An Art Business Panel Discussion. The panelists discussed what it was like to create large works of art: the difficulties in transporting, insuring and placing them, and the rewards of creating them.
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists provides business training and funding to professional working artists all over the country.
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