Alternative Fuel | Tools for Managing an Art Gallery
Check out my favorite business books and tools that I think are helpful for running a small art gallery business.
Worthy Reads for Art Gallery Professionals
Worthy Tools for Managing an Art Gallery
Gallery Space Collaboration
Muse Square fellowship is a platform where you can share exhibition opportunities with your peers and increase your gallery’s revenues.
Publications and Resources
Art World News is focused on making the art publisher, art wholesaler, framing supplier, gallery owner and director, custom framer, and artist successful. They do so by creating the best-read trade magazine serving the art and framing industry.
Social Media Planners and Schedulers
- Social media content creation: Orys can help your gallery shine on platforms where art buyers chat and share – like Instagram! They will work with you to create and schedule your gallery’s posts.
- Email marketing: Orys can help you create email templates and ensure your newsletters are compelling and inspiring for your subscribers.
- Website Updates: Your website is your gallery’s digital doorway. Orys will ensure it’s always welcoming and informative while supporting your sales strategy and goals. They have experience with Art Logic and other gallery website platforms.
If you are wearing too many hats and need a content creator specializing in working with fine art galleries, call Finn to discuss your needs. Let him know Gallery Fuel sent you.
Social Media Content Creation
Buffer offers a pretty cool free tool called Stories Creator. The beauty of a tool like this is that you can create your Facebook and Instagram Stories in batches. Creating Stories for social media on your phone is much harder than working on a desktop.
This is a really cool tool for creating fast videos by repurposing your gallery’s blog or artist’s bio or statement. Lumen5 is a desktop browser-based app. Videos are created with images that you upload or media they offer, including video clips. You can also add music. The app animates it for your and saves it as video file.
IG:dm, is a free downloadable desktop application for Instagram direct messages. Once installed, log into your Instagram account and your off and running. It is only for messaging however, but it means you don’t have to be chained to your phone to respond to messages. One hiccup to be aware of is that the software doesn’t always play nicely with Windows 10 or 8.
If you create videos where you are on camera and feel more comfortable using a script, try Teleprompt.me. It is another free tool that works with the Chrome browser. It’s your very own teleprompter to help you look more polished and professional on camera.
Virtual Reality Exhibitions
Interest free loans for collectors. Learn more about becoming a gallery partner to offer payment options to your buyers.
Guidelines on combatting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing – Responsible Art Market : Responsible Art Market
A platform that takes you through the art money laundering process to ensure that all steps have been taken and highlights all red flags that need to be addressed
Art World Job Postings
Art Frankly is a platform for the international art world to post jobs, find spaces and discover new opportunities while building an online professional presence.
In addition to specialising in niche hires for the Fine Art sector, Alchemy provides recruitment services for all business functions not limited to HR, IT, Finance, Marketing and general business hiring needs.
Use Google’s PageSpeed insights to evaluate your website’s performance for both mobile and desktop versions.
Not sure if your gallery’s website meets the new mobile requirements? Check out Google’s mobile testing tool.
Explore Google Search Console tool to see where your art gallery’s website stands on many different aspects of SEO.
Goals and Productivity
- Productivity Wizard – For goal setting and tracking or just a to do app. Love this!!
- Clickup – Project management, planning and to-do list tool. Good for collaborations
- Asana – Project management tool for teams
- Daily Greatness Business Planner – Physical daily and annual business planner to set business goals, social media plan, budget, etc. Well designed!!
- Evernote – Fabulous program for saving notes, web clips or anything. Use daily!!