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The Thriving Artist™ podcast

Business Insights for Working Artists

ABOUT THE SHOW: The Thriving Artist TM podcast features insightful interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and other leading experts on visual art as a business and the business of visual artists with host Daniel DiGriz. The series employs a highly digestible podcast format to provide an informal business learning course built around each guest's knowledge and experiences. A production of The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, the show is available here and on your favorite audio platforms:

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  • Career Blueprint
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  • Peer Networks
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How Creative Entrepreneurs Build Investment Capital – Alice Loy

“Creatives can, and should, own the companies that creatives work at—creative people are uniquely suited to understand opportunities and problems and therefore develop solutions for market opportunities.”

Do Art Fairs Pay Off? – Ray Beldner

“Having one-on-one face time with an artist is what the viewer wants, it’s a good way to sell art and look at art.”

How to Grow Your Customer Base and Increase Sales – Steve Pruneau

“It doesn’t matter what your art is, if your intention is to earn a living from it and thrive in your art, that proposal will help you figure out how you’re going to get there.”

Engage New Sales Avenues to Increase Art Income – Aaron Laux

It’s been an evolution to be a professional artist, and it’s taken me a long time to get here….I’m coming around to really seeing this as not only what I do, but my lifestyle and my income.”

The Learned Skills of Successful Entrepreneurs – John Furth

“Successful people say ‘Yeah, I failed, but I did learn, and this is how I’ll apply it to the next thing I do.'”

What Independent Publishing Can Teach Visual Artists – Eric Rhoads

“One has to focus on strategy instead of tactic: tactic is the thing you’re going to do, strategy is the plan of how you’ll get respect, get well-known and get people to buy your work.”

Why Are You Working for Free? Examining Arts Labor – Alexis Clements

“There is a shame around making money off of swag or reproductions or something else that isn’t art—but that is making money off of art.”

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.”

Best Practices to Engage With Curators – Dr. Catherine Futter

They’re not separate at all—the market and museum—there are galleries now where there’s very little work in the exhibition that’s for sale. They’re publishing books and ‘competing’ with museums. The lines are becoming blurrier and some of that is positive.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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’.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

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?”

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