27 things I learned starting a new art business

How to turn old learnings from portfolio careers into new gains, when starting a studio-based business.
The young Asia Businesswoman makes parcel for online studio business.

Most people who work in the arts can say they moonlight in some other profession to either top up the coffers or fulfil their creative urge. I am no different, starting up a studio-based business during the pandemic while maintain my arts journalism career.

Making the decision to begin a new venture is largely never rational and often passion driven, but trusting yourself and your skill set is key to getting it right.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina