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Competition for the #ArtDealersBootcamp // Apply by 24th June Post

THIS YEAR'S ART DEALERS' BOOTCAMP COMBINES 1-2-1 SESSIONS WITH SUSAN J MUMFORD AND WEBINARS WITH SUSAN AND GUEST SPEAKERS, DESIGNED TO MAKE IMPACT ON YOUR ENTERPRISE. Take advantage of submitting an application to win awards towards this year's competition (which also serves as your application to attend the program): CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONWinners will receive one of three awards (details ...

6) BSAA Events, Announcements & Opportunities 2013 views
PODCAST: Turning commission disasters into done deals (oh the value of agents) Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this episode: This episode tells a real-life story of a time when my role as an artist agent saved the day with a painting commission.-----------    Press 'Play' and enjoy:           

3) Podcast with Susan J Mumford 557 views
From studio to office assistants: What do you not *have* to do? Post

Anyone who has studied Old Masters paintings knows that studio assistants had an important role to play. Otherwise, how could those individual artists have ever produced such a size and quantity of works? Fast forward to today, and many contemporary artists wonder if it’s still okay to have such studio assistants. There are two questions that I urge you to ask ...

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Frieze New York 2018: A Be Smart About Art Overview Post

Art Weeks continue to grow, as they provide go-to times and locations for collectors, industry professionals and art lovers. The ongoing proliferation of fairs is stimulating the phenomenon, for they can profit by clustering together. Back in 2012, Frieze Art Fair (based out of London, having started in 2003) debuted its New York edition at Randall's Island. Six years later, despite ...

5) Interviews + Insider's Insights 828 views
Still open for business? Be aware of the signals you're sending Post

After several years’ running Be Smart About Art, I set up the Creative Biz Specialists’ (CBS) programme, which is a group of 1-2-1 advisers, each of whom has their own area of expertise. If I’m mentoring an art dealer who could do with putting together a business plan, I might refer them to Deborah Henry-Pollard aka Debs, a business coach ...

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PODCAST: Does dealing in art need to be a lonely road? Post

This episode provides insight into how art dealers - and others in the industry, can work together for mutual benefit. Hit the play button and enjoy!    

3) Podcast with Susan J Mumford 65 views
PODCAST: Taking a break from email Post

This episode addresses a matter that impacts many small business owners: how to take a break from email.  Hit the play button and enjoy!      

3) Podcast with Susan J Mumford 89 views
PODCAST: Exhibition Titles - Love or Hate Them, You Must Create Them Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this episode: This episode gives insight as to the importance of exhibition titles. They're so important that, when effectively done, you'll reap the rewards. -----------  Press 'Play' and enjoy:     

3) Podcast with Susan J Mumford 527 views
Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity and cash is reality Post

I was recently telling an artist about what made for a dream artist back in my gallerist days. The thing is, as much as you might love someone’s creations, if there’s going to be a professional partnership, it’s equally important that the working relationship is the right fit. As we’ve said in many BSAA talks, experienced artists and dealers assign ...

1) RECOMMENDED-> Susan's weekly blog post 1308 views
How to make a gallerist love you Post

I was recently telling an artist about what made for a dream artist back in my gallerist days. The thing is, as much as you might love someone’s creations, if there’s going to be a professional partnership, it’s equally important that the working relationship is the right fit. As we’ve said in many BSAA talks, experienced artists and dealers assign ...

1) RECOMMENDED-> Susan's weekly blog post 1385 views