IT IS WISE TO RESEARCH AND UNDERSTAND WHAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IN EVERY INDUSTRY, EVEN AS AN ARTIST IN BUSINESS. KEEPING ABREAST OF THE NEWEST, LATEST AND GREATEST IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whpT6VknpEc
In my home state of Nevada. The Nevada State Arts Council has money available to Professional Artists. It takes some work to receive this generous grant money. The stakes are high, but in my mind absolutely worth giving it a try! Professionalism is key!
Contact your State and see what funds are available where you live! Nevada State Arts Council (NAC)