Since 1995, ARTISIN president and founder Susan Schear has been helping artists and arts organizations realize their potential, both creatively and financially.
Susan believes — and her clients will agree — that not only can art and business coexist, they can help each other thrive.
Susan Schear of Artisin [is] committed to understanding and meeting the unique and urgent business needs of our constituents… she is helping us all to share resources and build communities of shared practice and innovation vital to cultural dynamism and vibrancy.”
Lane Harwell, Executive Director, Dance/NYC
Business and Financial Planning
Establishing a Niche
Marketing and Publicity
Building Collaborative and Support Networks
Strategic and Business Planning
Project Planning and Implementation
Organization and Capacity Building
Membership and Volunteer Programs
Branding and Marketing
Board Development and Leadership
A perfect synergy
Building a sustainable business in the arts requires two very different sets of skills and talents: artistic and creative sensibilities, and specialized business knowledge and planning.
With extensive experience in both the arts and business worlds, ARTISIN provides the expertise and guidance to help arts organizations to think like businesspeople — and arts businesses to use their art as an entrepreneurial springboard — to develop and implement plans for success.
The sustained growth and development of an arts organization is earned through the creation of important art and the establishment of a base of support for that art.
Michael Kaiser, President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Taking everything into account
ARTISINʼs approach to business services for artists is flexible and holistic, viewing the individualʼs career as a whole rather than addressing issues piecemeal.
A clientʼs needs are almost always multi-faceted and overlapping; a client may seek help in one area (portfolio development, for example), and then discover that they are missing opportunities another (such as breaking into new potential markets).
An ARTISIN consultant will unravel the interdependent issues and guide you through the process of setting achievable goals and working to reach them.
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.
Image: NoMAA grantees for 2012 at the grants ceremony held at OSA-Cornerstone Center, January 2012. (Photo: Sirin Samman.)
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