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Art Dealers Bootcamp Contest Press

BE Smart About Art (BSAA) have announced the winners in their Art Dealers Bootcamp Competition. The London-based training and mentoring organisation advise art dealers, artists and creatives on advancing their practices and developing successful businesses, and the competition challenged dealers and would-be dealers to come up with plans that present potential as sustainable long-term businesses. Applicants included gallerists who are ...

'My mission is to help people in the art world survive and thrive' Press

Susan Mumford founded Be Smart About Art to support artists, art dealers and creatives to make a living doing what they love. Here, she talks about her own career, and also gives tips on getting a good life-art balance You’re an entrepreneur in the art world – what first inspired you to go down that route? I grew up in ...

Show us why you should be backed as an art dealer Press

BE Smart About Art have announced a competition for aspiring art dealers to win prizes and discounts worth over £2000 towards attending their Art Dealers Bootcamp, an intensive three-day course from February 3-5, 2014. Contestants must submit written proposals to the training and mentoring organisation for art creatives and professionals. The proposals should outline the viability of contestants’ long-term business ...

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The argument was lively at this year’s ATG debate at the Summer Olympia fair, as BADA and LAPADA dealer Lennox Cato and Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford, pictured centre and right, disputed whether a gallery is still necessary for business in the modern marketplace. The audience played a very active part, as long- established dealers such as Brian ...

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■ Art entrepreneur SUSAN MUMFORD explains to ATG editor Ivan Macquisten how she is helping to change the face of dealing in the world of art WORKING in the art trade is the dream of many, young and old. But if you have little or no experience, how do you start? And even if you are a seasoned professional, how ...

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Yesterday evening saw Susan Mumford from Be Smart About Art give a 2 hour workshop about “How to price art and establish market prices” to the Photofusion Members on our New Creative Markets programme. The workshop was very thorough, got lots of great discussions going throughout the group, and answered many questions, including… • How do you price art? • ...

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We round up all the best insights and advice from our live chat on selling art: how hard can it be? – not as hard as you think Sponsored feature Mary-Alice Stack, director of ArtCo Projects, Arts Council England Put the customer first: I'd say that the sector as a whole could do more in terms of this. I know ...

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CLEARING AWAY THE COBWEBS This week it would seem I have had a major breakthrough. I found a site that has helped me address many of the (unspoken) questions and doubts about my photography: Namely, 'where now?' The next step. The next stage. When is it? What is it? And, most importantly and frustratingly, where is it and how the ...

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Tips on how to secure a first exhibition and build a long-term working relationship with a gallerist, from Susan Mumford.  All artists like to see their pieces prominently displayed in art galleries, and why wouldn't they? Be Smart About Art Academy has conducted some research that should help you to find, and maintain, a working relationship with a gallerist.  Here ...

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Susan, what’s your background – how did you find yourself as an art dealer, consultant, representing artists and an educator?  When I was a teenager, I had a dream of running an art gallery in the big city of Little Rock, Arkansas. Hailing from the Deep South of the USA, never would I have imagined that I would eventually be ...

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