The 6th “Ask Tara Reed” call is complete… Hard to believe I’ve been doing these for that many months… time flies!  I had to laugh when one of the people listening (you know who you are) emailed me this picture showing me how well he follows directions — love it!  If you have read much of my blog, met me or listened to a call you know having fun is a non-negotiable with me.  So this guy –  I like!


Here is a list of topics covered on the May 27, 2009 call…

  • How do I know that my work is suitable for licensing and who is a good fit for my work.
  • Do you need a business license to license your artwork? (and discussion of legal forms of business)
  • What’s the best way to learn what companies who are looking for artists to license (without going through an agent)
  • Do you need to copyright your art FIRST before you start showing it to manufactures?
  • What areas of Art Licensing do you feel are less saturated and easier for a newbie to get their foot in the door? (for a newbie) (WARNING: you may not like the answer! 🙂 )
  • Should I have a dedicated website for licensing artwork?
  • Do you know many artists who are licensing who do not have an agent and/or go to the shows or are the shows very important. I ask because of the expense.
  • I am curious about a comparison of this years Surtex (2009) vs previous years. Did you notice a reduction in attendance? Did it help having Surtex on one floor? Any other comments?
  • At a trade show, how do you handle a company that asks you to “send them everything” and has no business cards. It is a big company so I’m interested in working with them but nervous at the same time.

askcalls-phoneAudio replays of this and any other call you may have missed are available for a whole whopping $10!  Trust me, it’s a deal when you look at the time, effort and info. involved — scoop them up before I come to my senses and raise the prices. 🙂

CLICK HERE to see all the audios available and topics discussed. Put them on your iPod. Listen while you clean, workout, walk, whatever.  Stay inspired!

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara

P.S.  The next call is on Wednesday, June 24th at 5:30 pm PST / 8:30 pm EST and Paul Brent will be answering questions.  (This is an awesome opportunity – more about it another day.)  Go to and let us know what is on your mind.  We’ll get to about 12 questions in the hour…