Be Smart About Art is a professional development organisation that helps artists, gallerists and other creative professionals thrive in a changing world.
The program offers :
> A membership network (incorporating ever-developing online resources, a members’ only forum, access to a monthly #membermasterclass and discounts on the wider program)
> 1-2-1 mentoring / coaching / big-picture business consulting / digital marketing support
> Online-accessible workshops
> Annual #ArtBizBootcamp
> Networking events
> Visiting lecturing / workshops at other organisations
Freely available resources include the blog, podcast and YouTube channel.
Participate - Connect - Grow
Connect with us online:
Join the BSAA mailing list (and get a free e-book YAY): http://bsaa.co/joinmailinglist
Follow us on social media...
Instagram: @besmartaboutart // Facebook: @besmartaboutart // Twitter: @besmartaboutart
p.s.: Check out the hashtag #besmartaboutart across channels
Ready to up your game in a BIG way? Become a BSAA Member and access our supportive community, not to mention professional resources.
[Read more about the program here.]
Also take a look at our Services. This informative page more insight and links to follow that interest you :-).
What's important for building a successful career in the arts today?
"Keeping on taking steps, bit by bit. Eventually, the hard work pays off! Maintaining your creativity and values along the way will keep you motivated and focused while also attracting your ideal clients. BOOM!"
- Susan J Mumford, BSAA Founder
Founder & Managing Director (+Chief Trouble-Maker)
A game-changer in the 21st Century art world, Susan's an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. While running her gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), an international non-profit membership network that facilitates business and collaborations with members operating to high professional standards. This was followed by the creation of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published in the name of BSAA’s motto: Art is your life. Make it your living.
Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Susan works locally, in London, around the UK, the USA, Continental Europe and online, running workshops, lectures and courses, delivering 1-2-1 sessions, facilitating panel discussions, judging prizes and more.
Follow her on Instagram @susanjmumford
Community + Relationships 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!
Digital Marketing Maven
An artist who is inspired by urban culture and the fight against social constructs, Anna is someone who thrives on doing work that makes the world a better, more inclusive place for folks - no matter their background. The skills developed in her craft are seen in the digital marketing campaigns at Be Smart About Art, incorporating graphic design, video editing and more.
She also heads runs the program 'Your Digital Marketing Department' at Be Smart About Art, in which she works closely with art dealers and artists to maintain an active online presence that sees results.
A whiz at numbers and loving when numbers match exactly, combined with the patience of a saint, Paul's area of focus is crossing all the Ts and dotting all the Is when it comes to making money sense of our socially-minded enterprise. He also helps to keep membership subscriptions up to date to insure that folks are taking advantage of all that BSAA has to offer :-).
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://cekingphoto.com