Read Listen Watch Do Write Teach: How to Really Learn Something

©2008 Libby Hintz, Serenely Happy Energy Cells As Seen Under A Microscope. Stained glass, millefiori, glass, beads, chalcedony cabochons, and pearls, 16 x 16 inches. Used with permission.

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.

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Do You Need a Marketing Foundation or a Focus on Implementation

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.

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Promoting Events 6 Months Out

At my social media immersion workshop in Philadelphia. Photo by John Pitman Photography, ©John J. Pitman. Used with permission.

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.

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When to Invest in Your Art Business

Indigene T. Gaskin, Violin Concerto. Oil on wood.

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

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Artists’ Workshop Model: Florida’s Amelia Island Artists Workshops

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.

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Early Registration Ends April 9 for Art Marketing Workshops in Pennsylvania and Delaware

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!

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Grab this deal before December 8

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.

Save $50 when you register by December 8!
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Want to schedule a live art-marketing seminar in your area?

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.

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Gas is cheap! Come to Estes Park!

(Event has passed.)

As if you need more reasons to visit Estes Park for my “promoting your art online” workshop May 2-3, here we go.

Incentive #3 Hop in the car and fill it up with friends because gas is WAY cheaper than it was last year!

Your gang can share one of the cozy cabins at the YMCA of the Rockies (our host), share expenses, and share driving time.

While you’re in Estes Park, you can share your enthusiasm and ideas for promoting your art.

Read the details (early registration ends April 1!).

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