Your Creative Space – Create, Collaborate, Meet, or Sell?

Baker Art Gallery

A studio / gallery combination is one possibility in your art business model

You need a space to create your art and to conduct your business.  This space could be anywhere from your home to multiple retail locations.  The use of your space could vary from just a place to create art to an elaborate facility with studios, warehouse space and a retail area.  As your business grows or shrinks so will your needs for creative space.

It is important to know what your studio and facility needs are and how they fit your business model and growth plans now and in the future.  In the link below you can download the Creatives and Business Studio and Facilities Audit from my book “The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox”.  Take a few minutes and complete the audit so you can get a better feel for your creative space requirements now and in the future.  Use this information to help you plan your art business.

Artist in his studio painting a portrait

A home studio can take on many forms like this one

If you would like to learn more about preparing your own business plan, building your art business and selling more art I invite you to check out my book – The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox. Good Luck!


Artists Workshop in the Winter Palace

If you have nobility as a client then you might need a lot of space to create, store and display your works








Neil McKenzie is the author of The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox – How to Start, Run and Market a Successful Arts or Creative Business available in softcover from Barnes & Noble and Amazon and as an eBook from iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.   He has developed and teaches the course “Artrepreneurship” at the Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is also a visiting professor at University College at the University of Denver where he teaches “Marketing the Arts”.

Neil has over 30 years’ experience as a management consultant and marketing executive, working with some of the world’s top brands. Neil is a frequent lecturer to artists and arts organizations, a guest columnist for Colorado Biz Magazine, where he covers the creative sector of the economy, and the author of several articles for Americans for the Arts, a national arts organization. Follow Neil on Twitter: @neilmckenzphoto

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