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January 2007

Artist Resource Guide · Business and Legal


the cover of The Business of Art

The Business of Art
Lee Caplin (editor)

The Artist’s Friendly Legal Guide
Floyd Conner

The Artist-Gallery Partnership: A Practical Guide to Consigning Art
Tad Crawford

Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists
Tad Crawford

Business Letters for Artists
M. Stephen Doherty

The Law (in Plain English) for Art and Craft Galleries
Leonard D. DuBoff

Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Visual Artists
Elizabeth T. Russell


A site for people starting a business in Ohio. Click on “Business First Stop” and follow the directions to get a packet of forms tailored to your particular business needs.

Chicago Artist Resource—Business Organization
Discusses the different types of business organization: sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation and nonprofit.

Arts Tax Info
Income and expense checklists for visual artists to assist them in tax preparation.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer lawyers for the arts offer free help for artist’s legal issues.

Estate Planning for Artists
A short article about estate planning for artists.