Category Archives: Business of Art

Why £71 Billion Is Not Enough

This week the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced the creative industries  are now worth over £71billion to the UK’s economy per year. That’s a staggering £8million per hour! Which is fantastic, of course, and is rightly being celebrated. Growth of almost … Continue reading

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10 Tasks Before Open Studios

For many artists and arts organisations, summer is Open Studio season. Opening your studio is a fantastic experience that enables you to make new contacts, reacquaint yourself with existing customers and see first hand how viewers interact with your work. … Continue reading

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Selling Artwork Abroad

Do you sell through your website? More to the point, do you sell overseas through your website? These day most artists have a website so we have the opportunity for a global audience as never before. An audience that wanting … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead for (Non-)Artists

Despite my best intentions, and on your behalf, I’m about to break one of my commandments. Not one of the Big Ten but in my world it isn’t too far behind. This is it: “Thou shallt not think about Christmas … Continue reading

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How Can I Prove My Inspiration Is My Own?

Yesterday I posted my latest painting (still a work in progress) on my Facebook page and, as I’m thinking of making some canvas prints, I asked for comments. The first comment I received was from a photographer: “I think you … Continue reading

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The Importance of Back Ups

Last week I had a heart stopping moment. I plugged a memory stick in to my computer’s USB port and… nothing. Tried a different port and received the computer equivalent of a raspberry accompanied by an error message saying that … Continue reading

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Health and Safety for Artists

Artists will be familiar with the saying that we’re only famous after we’re dead, but here’s a cautionary tale to stop you speeding up the process. Artist Govinder Nazran died from head injuries after a fall. A coroner ruled that a contributory … Continue reading

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What is Payback?

Artists, illustrators, sculptors, photographers, designers, craftspeople, cartoonists, architects…  have you submitted your Payback claim yet? The deadline (9 Sept 2011) is fast approaching so you only have a few days left to submit your claim. If you’re scratching your head … Continue reading

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Wildlife Art in Print

This month I discovered that my ringed plover painting had been used in the September issue of Birdwatch magazine to highlight my forthcoming residency at Nature in Art (Sept 27 – Oct 02). Whilst I was very happy about that, it was a … Continue reading

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Artists: How Not to be a Bad Loser

It’s your masterpiece. You’ve put your heart and soul into its creation, packed it with love and care, and submitted it to the exhibition with pride. And now it’s been rejected. What to do? There are two options: (1) you can … Continue reading

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