Podcast

Seth Hopkins

How to Collaborate with Museums – Seth Hopkins

“Art is a cool business—it’s the only one I know where the customer often buys dinner.”

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How to Meet Stakeholder Demands – Holly Van Hart

“I don’t mind letting people see the process and where I go wrong, that’s part of the creative process and what people are interested in.”

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Find the Best Representation for Your Art – Stephanie Birdsall

“I see a lack of confidence standing in people’s way, they don’t trust what they’re thinking, they don’t trust what they’re painting, and as soon as they get a little confident I see a huge change.”

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Translate Social Media to Sales – Gregg Chadwick

“Every day something new happens in the world and art is really primed to look at those global changes and shifts.”

Ron Whitmore

On Selling Tools of the (Art) Trade – Ron Whitmore

“An artist recently said this to me about success: ‘You really just keep doing what you feel you need to be doing and if you do it long enough people believe it too’.”

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Control How Your Art Business is Perceived – Maria Brophy

“When you’re younger, it’s fun to get that pat on the back, but you learn quickly that a pat on the back doesn’t pay the mortgage.”

Dean Mitchell

Create Your Own Success – Dean Mitchell

“I’m no Salvador Dalí, but I have built enough of a market that now I can start to work on leaving a legacy.”

Mary Ann Weems

How to Find Your Audience – Mary Ann Weems

“Average people were very afraid to walk into galleries. Affordability became the key. You didn’t feel the intimidation.”

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Beyond Arts Education: Why Artists Need Business Training – Betsy Ehrenberg

“Sometimes they [artists] think earning money, charging for their work, is not something they want to do. They feel embarrassed to do so. It’s an attitude, I have no idea where it begins, but a lot of artists just look at the word ‘money’ and see a four letter word.”

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Manage a Successful Art Career – Dan Anthony

“As an artist, you need to be as prolific as you can because you will need a body of work to solidify your situation.”

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Art Collections Management: Caring for Your Collection – Maura Kehoe Collins

“Documentation is a very important part of the object and the care of collections.”

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Student Curated Art Collections: A New Way to Experience Art – James Kitchen

“Young people need to have that experience and the effects can be dramatic over a lifetime. Experiencing an artwork in person is so much different than seeing it on a phone.”

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Recognizing the Legacies of Overlooked Artists – Peter Trippi

“I think living artists should be very optimistic that there’s still a healthy appetite for art… It’s just occurring in different ways.”

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Between Creativity and Commerce: Art Thinking – Amy Whitaker

“Many of the things that people approach in business – when they’re talking about a business plan or return on investment – they’re really talking about similar things to what happens in art.”

Aletta de Wal

Balancing Art, Life, and Business – Aletta de Wal

Artists need to ask themselves, “What do I need to support myself and my family and my art business in the way that I’m accustomed to or want to and what it’s going to take for me to get that?”

Christin Paige Minnotte

Economics of the Art Market – Neil Ramsay

“Business has a hard time understanding the arts, so… I’m advocating for the professionalizing, that within the organization, the artist is seen just as professional as the accountant, just as professional as the director and the other typical roles…”

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Playing Your Art Forward – Sabin Howard

“It’s important that an artist be involved in showing their work and takes ownership of what he makes rather than have somebody else take over his business.”

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The Long-Term Art Career – Ryan S. Brown

“As an artist, you’re a small business owner and you’re in charge, you’re the boss, and you have to manage that like any other small business would be managed. You have to keep your books organized, plan for big expenses, and plan for investing in those big projects.”

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Create A Thriving Art Business – Alan Bamberger

“Artists have never had more opportunities to advocate on their own behalves, to get their work out there, to talk about what’s behind it, to talk about themselves as artists.”

Elizabeth Corkery

Make Your Art Economically Viable – Elizabeth Corkery

The Business Accelerator Program allowed me to “discover how applicable a lot of those strategies would be for promoting my personal work as well.”

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Project Management: An Impressionistic Art Form – Ghost of a Dream

“I think we make better art because we’re really truthful with each other, and we can tell each other exactly how we feel something is being read or how it gets taken.”

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Anyone Can Be a Collector of Original Works – Shannon Robinson

“There’s no substitute for seeing it live, looking at the texture, looking at the brush strokes, being able to really examine the work.”

Carla Crawford

Make Your Art Career Sustainable – Carla Crawford

Mastering the business side of art is “a completely different scale from what you’re doing in the studio, but it’s essential.”

Felicia van Bork

Never Settle in Your Art Career – Felicia van Bork

“Create what you love but balance that with what will also sell”