Consulting Services for Artists From ArtBusiness.com
ArtBusiness.com provides complete art advising and consulting services, art appraisals and art price data, numerous articles for artists and collectors, and market research and information for anyone involved with art. Services for collectors and people who own art include consulting and advising on buying, selling, donating, collecting or otherwise transacting in works of fine art; appraising all works of fine art; assistance with inheritance issues involving art; research, documentation, organization and assistance in settlement or dissemination of artist estates; assistance in resolving disputes or disagreements over art; and expert testimony and opinions in legal cases involving art. ArtBusiness.com accesses a variety of archives, reference resources and databases containing millions of art price sales records and biographical information for well over half a million artists.
For artists at all stages in their careers, ArtBusiness.com advises and consults on all art and career matters including organizing and presenting their art, getting exposure, optimizing their websites, social networking and online profiles, writing about their art, assistance with agreements or business relationships, marketing, promotion, pricing individual or multiple works of art, approaching the marketplace, targeting specific venues for possible shows or sales, website functionality, selling online, self-representation, exhibiting and selling at galleries or alternative venues, long term career development, estate issues, and appraisal and documentation of individual pieces or larger bodies of work.
ArtBusiness.com contains thousands of pages of free content, over 70,000 images, regularly posts articles about how to understand and navigate the art world, reviews art gallery openings, critiques art, covers art market news, and critically evaluates specialized technical art reference books, CD-ROMs and online databases. Out-of-print and rare art reference books and exhibition catalogues are also available through the site.
Most Popular – 1 hour all-purpose consult – $150:
A complete review, evaluation and analysis of how you are presenting your art to the public, the marketplace, and to the art world in general. Topics covered include how to more effectively organize and present your art both online and in real life, website evaluation and recommendations, speaking and writing about your art (for your website, statement, announcements, emails, social media, etc.), evaluation and recommendations for improving your online profile and social media pages, a review of your selling prices, pointers on how to get increased exposure for your art, ways to increase your following and broaden your audience, selling your art both online and at physical locations, tips on how to identify, approach and make contact with galleries and other venues for possible shows or representation, and more. Read more here.
For all other consulting, my fee is $75 per half-hour.
Specific Consulting Services that usually take only half an hour:
Pricing your art… and more importantly, learning how to explain your prices to potential buyers in ways they can understand and appreciate.
Review and recommendations on how to improve your social media profile and you are organizing and presenting your art.
Critical analysis and recommendations on how to improve your existing website or how to build a new one.
How to identify, approach and make contact with dealers, galleries, collectors, curators or alternative venues you think might be interested in your art.
Assistance with grant, residency, exhibition or admissions applications.
Contract review and/or negotiation (usually takes a half-hour to an hour).
Estate planning, documenting your art, and related long-term recommendations.
Mediation and dispute resolution.
Writing, speaking, panel participation and seminars for artists (rates vary):
Write/rewrite/revise/edit an artist statement.
Critical essay writing for a show, website, exhibition catalogue or related purposes.
Custom content for an artist or gallery website.
Talks, presentations or speaking engagements on business aspects of art.
If you’d like to make an appointment or have questions about your particular situation or the services I offer, you are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 415.931.7875 and let’s talk.