Individual artists & artisans, galleries & shops, arts organizations all need some basic tools to set up business. We are in the process of assembling a variety of lists, templates and other resources for setting up your business or organization. As the page grows we will be adding more links and appreciate any input on what you may need.
First Things First For Starters, this is a basic checklist for your new artisan business.
Next Things Now! For Artists and Artisans who don't want to let their business grow stale.
Basic Gallery Checklist Are you planning a Gallery Show? This is your To-Do checklist.
Artist Statement Have you written your Artist Statement? Need to refresh your old one? Here are some suggestions.
Media Kit Checklist Every Artisan Business needs a Media Kit. Is yours complete?
Media Release And while you are tweaking your basic Media Kit, check out this guide.
Being the Best on 6! Some insights from a seasoned Artisan Trail tripper.
Hospitality Matters! Does your space say "Welcome!"
There are so many great websites with helps for artists, arts organizations, shops and galleries. A great place to start is the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. That site has a listing of links for helpful sites for artists: .arts.pa.gov/Resources-For-Individual-Artists
Across PA Route 6 there are 4 different PA Partners for the Arts, each serving their region with grant opportunities and other helps. Find yours (by county, west to east):
Counties Served: Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren
Phone: (814) 452-3427
Counties Served: Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter
Phone: (814) 772-7051
Counties Served: Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming,Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming
Phone: (570) 268-2787
Counties Served: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Are you a member? Our Artisan Trail members have access to several really good marketing helps by Roger Brooks at the Roger Brooks International Library, including topics such as Marketing on a Miniscule Budget; The Power of Photography to Increase Sales; How to Create marketing Partnerships; Designing Effective Print and Social Ads; Creating Your Own Action Plan and more!
LOOKING TO MAKE CONNECTIONS?
The PA Route 6 Artisan Trail Connections Directory can help. Whether you are an artist, artisan, craftsman, art gallery or organization, retail business interested in selling locally created art and goods, or something inbetween, find connections here.