Be Smart About Art is a professional development organisation that helps artists, gallerists and other creative professionals thrive in a changing world.
Based in London and providing global online access, the program offers:
- online courses
- downloadable tutorials
- talks and panel discussions
- visiting lecturing.
Freely accessible resources include:
- YouTube channel.
What to do next?
Devour the blog and Sign-Up for our mailing list. Specifically, attain gems of wisdom from Founder Susan Mumford in her hilarious and informative weekly 'Sunday Digest'. Check it out.
p.s. Be sure to sign up to the email list to get blogs directly into your inbox!
Next, have a look at Membership, the 1-2-1 programme with our Creative Biz Specialists and our Events (including online courses).
Check out Be Smart About Art Membership.
Founder & Managing Director
Susan's is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. Originally hailing from Arkansas, she now divides her time between London and New York as an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker and author. While running a gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with London, New York and Global chapters, with members dotted around the globe. AWAD’s mission is to facilitate business and collaborations between and for women art dealers. She is also founder of social enterprise Be Smart About Art, which helps art world professionals thrive in a changing industry. In late 2015, her first book was published: Art is your life. Make it your living. Her movements can be followed on Twitter and Periscope at @susanjmumford.
Collaborative Partnerships Manager
Alex gets a buzz out of bringing people together to have high quality conversations which help make ideas happen. She is passionate about collective people power as well as the generosity and inclusivity of the arts community. Her versatile practice as an artist, project manager and coach mean she is ready to take on each new collaboration with a skip and a hop!
Photographer & Tech Adviser
The superb photography seen throughout www.besmartaboutart.com is thanks to the talented in-house photographer otherwise known (on social media) as @docchrisking. Not only that, his years of experience as a software developer provides essential insight for the developing online programme.
See Chris's original photographs at http://ckpho.to/
Annamarie is a professional artist and long-standing member of the Be Smart About Art community. Understanding all too well the opportunities that artists are seeking as well as ongoing needs, she maintains the 'Members Gateway' online resource. This entails updating opportunities for art world professionals each and every week, and communicating this with the BSAA Membership via the private Facebook Group for Members.