Arts Business Institute

The Arts Business Institute partners with art nonprofits, business development centers and art education organizations across the nation to provide specialized technical assistance and business education for studio artists, craft professionals and creative entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to a national audience of collectors and galleries.

Workshop Locations: Workshops have been held in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Tennessee, Maryland, North Carolina, Vancouver, Virginia and West Virginia.

Curriculum: The Arts Business Institute offers a structured curriculum developed by industry experts over the past 15 years. Courses include product development, production schedules, booth design, display and lighting, gallery negotiations, event marketing, wholesaling, retailing, gallery start-up, credit, collection and sales terms, licensing, intellectual property, pricing, contracts and many other topics.

Our Unique Strategy: Many artists struggle with the day-to-day tasks involved in running a business. The Arts Business Institute has created seminars that break down the sometimes-overwhelming tasks, such as accounting, production schedules, pricing and cost of sale, into clear manageable processes. ABI distinguishes itself by offering seminars that are designed to provide creative entrepreneurs with strategies to handle both the complex and mundane left-brained business tasks that many artists avoid.