Studio Administration is part of the process
I find administration odious. It is not my gift. I can do it. I can struggle through it, but it brings me no pleasure.
What do I consider to be administration?
responding to email
keeping the database up to date
keeping the web pages up to date
updating the resume
writing and re-writing artists statements and bios
taking professional photographs of work
writing grants and proposals
managing the calendar
organizing the archive
So how do I manage it?
I try to schedule one day a week devoted to management of these things.
When my cash flow is flush, I hire administrative help one day a week.
When cash flow is low, I can use unpaid student interns, barter for help, trade for help with other artists or, yuck, set aside time to do it myself. Even if I set aside only 1-2 hours a week, I can make progress on the all the administrative work. It's never caught up anyways!