The business of art

3 years ago

Online textile art & design courses

Online textile art & design courses
Exploring your creativity and trying out new techniques as a textile artist can be extremely fulfilling. But where do you start? What area should you focus on? And how do you get the most out of your experimentation? Sometimes it’s useful to have on-hand gu ...
3 years ago

10 tips for writing your artist statement

10 tips for writing your artist statement
Are you a textile artist? Do you promote what you make online? With art sales on the internet growing by 19% per year, relying purely on the visual could be a huge mistake. An image of your work is a great starting point but, because textiles are a tactile medium, ...
3 years ago

A technique for producing ideas

A technique for producing ideas
A technique for producing ideas by James Webb Young “Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” John Cleese Whether we’re already accomplished artists or just at the start of our creative journey – one thing is for sure – we’ll all hit the c ...
3 years ago

How to sell art on Facebook

How to sell art on Facebook
Facebook is primarily a social network; it wasn’t created with direct selling in mind. We’ve all ‘un-liked’ pages because we felt we were being hard-sold to on a daily basis and were receiving no real benefit in return for our patience. Our ...
3 years ago

How to build a mailing list to promote your art

How to build a mailing list to promote your art
According to the Exact Target survey (2013), 91% of internet users check their email every single day. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a plethora of other online platforms offer alternative means of communication with potential art fans, but email is the most dir ...
3 years ago

How to deal with online haters

How to deal with online haters
“It is a well-known fact that we see the faults in other’s works more readily than we do in our own.” Pablo Picasso Sharing your work with a multitude of strangers online can mean encountering unexpected negativity that you wouldn’t normally get in fac ...
3 years ago

15 tips for maintaining an artist blog

15 tips for maintaining an artist blog
Starting a blog is easy. Keeping going is the hard part. But that’s what’s required if you really want to get the most reward from your efforts; consistency is key. Posting regularly will help you find your voice, build an audience, gain their trust a ...
3 years ago

Facebook basics for artists

Facebook basics for artists
To make the most of Facebook as an artist you’ll need to make your page visually appealing, develop a social media strategy in order to attract visitors, post engaging content to your timeline on a regular basis (a neglected timeline is worse than no timeline ...
3 years ago

Why you need an artist website

Why you need an artist website
Of course viewing a tiny thumbnail image online will never compare to the feeling of seeing an artwork live in a gallery setting, but why do so many artists still ignore the importance of online presence? In this digital age your online identity is every bit as imp ...

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