Think you can take a few classes or attend a workshop and you’re suddenly a genius at business? Of course you don’t. Being an Art Biz Blog reader, you know better.There’s so much to learn, know, and do. Every step forward reveals even more options, and we only begin to understand the implications of an action after we have been implementing it consistently. Here’s how to immerse yourself and really learn how to promote your art effectively.
Upon announcing my plans for the No-Excuse Art Marketing Bootcamp and the Art Biz Incubator, a number of artists have asked which option is best for them. Only you can decide, but I can help by giving you a comparison.
If I were asked for advice on promoting my workshops, these are the actions I’d encourage organizers to take. Please use this format as a guideline and adapt it to any event.
The resources for business and career development are endless.
You have so many choices to grow as a professional artist.
But how do you decide? How do you know when to invest, and when to save your money?
Indigene T. Gaskin, Violin Concerto. Oil on wood, 24 x 24 inches. ©The Artist
Indigene T. Gaskin wrote with a common dilemma: How do you choose what online seminars and webinars to pay for? Do they work? Or do they just make money for the presenters?
Full disclosure: I am, as you probably know, one of these online teachers/presenters.
But I am also a consumer. I pay for several learning opportunities every month, so I have similar questions. When do I register, and when do I sit it out?
Ask yourself these five questions whenever you are tempted to pay
Amelia Island Artists Workshop is organizing my 2-day art-marketing workshop in Northeast Florida on October 16-17, 2010. Their unique business model is something I thought you might be interested in hearing about.
Two art-marketing workshops are coming up in May: one in Pennsylvania (May 11-12) and another in Delaware (May 14-15). If you are anywhere near these states(or if you can hop on a train or plane), please consider coming to one of these events. I’d love to meet you!
The 4th annual smARTist® Telesummit will help you kick off the New Year. If you’ve never before attended this amazing event, it’s time to think about it.
On January 21-29, 13 experts will share tips and tools to help your art career soar.
You don’t have to travel anywhere, but can access everything with a telephone. Just dial in and listen OR, if you prefer, download the recordings later.
Read all of the details about smARTist® Telesummit 2010.
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You can learn all kinds of art-marketing secrets online, but there’s nothing like the energy and inspiration you can receive from being in a room full of artists for a day or weekend. Learn how to book a workshop in your city or town.
With apologies to all of the other workshops I’ve led, I had more fun in Estes Park than I’ve ever had! I was a little worried because I was in charge of everything. Usually I just fly in, deliver, and fly out. This time I had to order food, set up the room, set out signs, create the handouts, and more. Luckily, I had trusty sidekicks at my side, Lisa Call and Cynthia Morris. I couldn’t have done it without them! (Here they are in our cabin getting caught up on Facebook and Twitter after a long day in the seminar.)
FRIDAYLast Friday, we arrived at the YMCA of the Rockies in the middle of a cold rain. It soon became clear to us that people were going to have a hard time finding the seminar location, so Cynthia painted