Educating Yourself on MN Arts Politics

Educating Yourself on MN Arts Politics

Author’s Note: The political bias of this blog post is: supporting the arts and being an informed & active arts advocate is one of the important job roles of being an artist. However, this blog post is a non-partisan informative post outlining how Minnesotan artists…

Your Copyright Rights

Your Copyright Rights

When you create a work of art, your work is automatically protected with copyright rights, even without registering an official copyright claim with the Copyright Office. Oftentimes, we have to learn about copyright laws when our copyright has been infringed upon. This week’s blog post…

7 Legal Details of Commission Agreements

7 Legal Details of Commission Agreements

Working with galleries often means signing contracts. This is important because contracts outline the liability, authority, and responsibilities of each party. While most galleries will have their own contacts (usually consignment agreements) when working with artists, you can’t assume that: all contracts are the same…

Debating About Serving Alcohol at Art Events

Debating About Serving Alcohol at Art Events

Lets face it, we’ve all done it. That nonchalant bottle of wine sitting among the free snacks during an open studio event. You’ve probably thought, its not the best idea, but you’ve never had an issue serving alcohol at your art event in the past.…

Naming Your Business

Naming Your Business

Choosing your business name can be a difficult choice. This blog post outlines the three considerations to remember when naming your business. Check for Availability  Not only is it crucial to your new organization’s identity to obtain a unique name under which to operate, its…

How to Form Your Own LLC in Minnesota

How to Form Your Own LLC in Minnesota

You would think that art school would have some business classes thrown in there to help teach artists how to manage their own business….yes because that’s what professional artists do, run businesses!  Art schools do little to prepare students to walk out into the art…

Five Steps to Copyrighting Your Art

Five Steps to Copyrighting Your Art

Beyond drawing a tiny (c) by our work, registering copyright with the government is often a topic us artist would like to forget exists, much like learning how to file our own taxes as a sole proprietorship. But this girl just filed her first two…