Be Smart About Art


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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"Browsing, or looking for something?" The impact of asking smart questions. Post

“Are you browsing or looking for something particular?” asked the friendly Eastern European man who works at a local antiques shop at the weekend. I responded with, “browsing, thank you,” and thought to myself, “What a smart question!” He left me to have a look at my leisure. His words had not been randomly assembled in that moment. They were considered, ...

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Building a community (and having fun while at it) Post

Not long ago, I met an artist who has lived for the last couple of years in my new-to-me hometown. During that conversation, I joked that I’d developed more of a community in three months than in six years in a London village (many people consider the UK capital to be comprised of multiple ‘villages’). The artist and his friend ...

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