Artists First Management is a unique agency managing the professional needs of artists, galleries and art world professionals. We help artists at all levels of their career take care of the business side of their practice so that they are free to spend more time in the studio. We ensure every client is represented to their maximum value.
Each client is different and our services and fees are tailored to reflect that.
Career development: We help artists and art world professionals develop their career through strategic planning, our extensive network of local and international contacts, excellent relationships with the galleries, and an emphasis on creative freedom as much as financial reward.
Finance: We advise on all financial matters from pricing to tax, VAT to personal accounting, and international dealings.
Art Management: We help oversee projects from initial negotiations through to completion, managing the administration and trouble shooting any issues that may arise along the way.
Administration: We oversee the running of the studio, office, or gallery e.g. the hiring of staff, property management, invoicing for sales, arranging shipping, organising travel, initiating systems & maintaining databases.
Professional relationships: We provide a professional point of contact for the client’s business relationships, smoothing out differences and minimising confrontation, whilst maintaining clear and efficient communications.
Negotiations and deal making: It is often the most difficult thing to sell yourself so we negotiate on behalf of our clients aiming always to achieve maximum financial reward for the client.
Introductions and opportunities: We work with a wide range of people and are always hearing of interesting projects and opportunities. We endeavour to link people together and promote our clients.