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.
[Read more about the program here.]
Freely accessible resources include:
- YouTube channel.
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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
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!
1-2-1 Program Director
Maria's a force in the London art world - not only has she run a gallery with a respected curatorial program, she continues to work with collectors and artists today as an art consultant. Originally from Sweden, she's lived in Japan and manages to make it East from time to time. At Be Smart About Art, she heads up the 1-2-1 program as someone who herself appreciates the importance of balancing passion, creativity and business nouse.
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.
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
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.