Be Smart About Art


Contemplating crowdfunding as an entrepreneur or investor? Post

You’ve no doubt witnessed the rising popularity of crowdfunding. According to Google, it’s the ‘practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.’ With banks increasingly conservative about lending decisions, government budgets squeezed and an ever more internet-savvy public, this relatively new solution to traditional ...

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PODCAST: Be careful about judging someone by their appearance. They might be an art collector… Post

This episode gives a real-life story that shows how important it is to not act upon assumptions about people without qualifying. Hit the play button and enjoy!    

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Art Prizes: The view of a judge Post

Art prizes, juried exhibitions, open submissions… whatever the term, the role that these events can play in getting artists in front of their idea audience (think: gallerists, curators, buyers, interior designers, other artists, leaders of arts organisations, etc) is noteworthy. It goes without saying that applying to opportunities that are a good match for yourself / your artist is a ...

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Join the #ArtBizBootcamp 2019 to transform your career this year Post

Join this new and improved course that builds on previous years' successes. In 2019, we're bringing together artists and dealers to move forward in a changed art world.    The course is being crowdfunded, with approximately 75 creative professionals. Do YOU want to be one of them? Are you up for STEPPING UP and STANDING OUT in changing times? There ...

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What's holding you back from reaching the next level? (free webinar) Post

This one-hour session is taking place in conjunction with the launch of the Art Biz Bootcamp. By attending this webinar, you get first access to special bootcamp bonuses.  In the first bonus: You'll get access to a replay of a special session of the workshop 'Profiting from participating in exhibitions', which will help you to reach out to ideal clients and ...

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PODCAST: Visualise, verbalise and be open to opportunities - the story of a random taxi journey Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this episode: This week's episode highlights the importance of communicating what you’re seeking to others, from people you know to complete strangers. It’s based on a real-life story…-----------    Press 'Play' and enjoy:                 

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Ever feel trapped in your own world? Post

The end of a calendar year, like the approach to a big birthday, often prompts a reflective period.What were you doing this time last year, or this time in your previous decade?What have you done since that time?What’s different from what you would have anticipated?Has anything happened that’s changed your perspective on life or aims?As much as you might have ...

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Planning ahead for seasonal opportunities Post

Do you ever come across a seasonal gift that someone has come up with and think, “I could do that!”? Getting out and about to see what other people are during the festive season, as well as observing what offers come into your inbox and on social media - not to mention taking note of offerings during other holidays around ...

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Celebrating business birthdays... because you're worth it! Post

The date of this blog post’s publication is a special one: it’s the Sunday Digest blog’s sixth birthday. That’s an entire six years’ production of a weekly blog (or sometimes vlog) post on a Sunday, missing perhaps one Sunday a year to take a festive break or do an occasional round-up of posts. This also means that there are now ...

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Is it plugged in? Is it switched on? Post

The other day, I was running a webinar when the following message appeared on the computer screen: “Time Machine backup failed.” Oh no! I immediately messaged BSAA’s tech guru - also the blog photographer, Chris, to give him a heads-up. This followed a whole host of other things having gone wrong with the computer earlier in the day, so my mind immediately ...

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