Isn’t art supposed to be about creation and expression, rather than algorithms and market crashes? That may be true, but consider that Clark Hulings would learn any skill as long as it was useful to his art. It’s important for today’s artists to learn how to harness new technology to their advantage in order to make a living from their work.
Art Promotion and Sale…All in One Stroke
What if one day Starbucks called you for a licensed reproduction for a store wall in your hometown? That’s what happened to artist Tony Abeyta.
Selling Art in a Digital Age
When an artist is filmed by CIYL, you have a marketing tool that simply never goes away. We’re now teaching artists how to create their own video content.
Curiosity is Currency
The new rules for business innovation could have been copied from the artist playbook! Artists are experts at leveraging curiosity and adapting to change.
Artists must remap their brains to commit to the business side of a full-time art career—it’s a great example of the “learning” side of neuroplasticity.
Why Right Now is The Unexpectedly Perfect Moment to Buy Art
The uncertainty of this moment pushes us to seek inspiration and hope: we must turn to art. Buying art creates economic, emotional, and cultural benefits.
Selling Art for Social Change
When you buy a painting, your contribution shows support for the artist, what the art stands for, and the system under which the art is sold.
How Education Begets Inspiration, Even in a Pandemic
When artists are comfortable navigating the market, confidence grows, fostering the internal motivation that drives creativity, and providing a roadmap for a sustainable career.
Procuring in Pajamas: The Advantages of Virtual Art Fairs
Virtualizing art fairs, including SWAIA, are cost-effective, equitable, and set up artists for success into the future.
Networking in the Virtualizing Art World: How to Adapt in the Best Way Possible
Word of mouth networking is not disappearing entirely, but artists are discovering that they must be able to do it all—virtually and in-person.
Reframing Our Creative Livelihood
As the infrastructure of the art industry faces dramatic shifts, it’s a perfect opportunity for artists to reframe their creative livelihood.
How To Tell A Better Story and Be A Better Storyteller
We’re all constantly telling stories, and the choice to get better at it is the choice of whether or not you want to be in control of it.
Art As A Verb: Why We Need Art Now
As artists challenge institutions, reflect inconvenient truths, and build communities; the art world is realizing their viability is dependent on artists themselves.
Millennials Aren’t Killing The Art Industry
Whether they are using the app or not, more young people are looking to turn a quick profit from “art flipping.”
Get Inspired By Pixar’s 4-Part Business Plan
Clearly defining where your talents lie and where you need to leave yourself time to grow can be part of how you can build a creative business over time.