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Setting Up Your Art Store On Wix
Welcome to the world of eCommerce! How you showcase your art is so important, and that doesn't stop at galleries. ...
Writing an Art Proposal
As an artist, one of your main goals is simply to create art. However, in order to successfully build your ...
10 Ways To Sell Your Art Online
credit: © 2020 MoMa UK. A comprehensive guide to selling your art online in 2020. Find out our top picks & ...
Planning Your day around COVID-19
Over the past few weeks it may feel like the world has been turned on its head. Exhibitions and Art Fairs are ...
Insurance For Artists
In this article I will explore what kinds of insurance are available to Artists and what insurance product might be right for you. Assess how you work - What insurance you require as a practicing Artist depends upon how you personally work. This will depend on what assets you may have – materials and premises, where you work – studio, home, separate premises, whether you allow the general public access to your private spaces, what potential liabilities might arise in a professional or public capacity. As much as we don’t want to dwell on “what might happen” and the likelihood of anything catastrophic occurring, it is worth seriously considering as an Artist what insurance is available to you.
Five Apps Every Creative Should Be Using Right Now
1. Perfect For Overcoming That Creative Rut – Brainsparker Creativity Cards. Brainsparker Creativity Cards is available to download for free via the App Store for iOS devices. Please be aware this app offers in-app purchases. Whether you’re a leader in your field or just finding your feet, you will no doubt have found yourself at an impasse from time to time – a stumbling block, a rut; a hill that seems impossible to climb. Brought to you by Goddard International Limited, Brainsparker Creativity Cards aim to overcome the annoyance of the creative block, by providing you with thought-provoking sparks of inspiration each time you decide to load the app. Intelligently designed as a deck of cards, each time you pay a visit to the app, the deck, if you will, will shuffle itself and generate a random card for you to view. Each card boasts a prompt in the form
Find Your Creative Niche & Customer Base
If you are a well-established artist, you will already likely know your niche and will have a good understanding of the types of clients that are typically interested in your work. If you are an emerging artist, then this is an area that needs some thought to be given to. The clearer you are as an artist about your work and who is your target audience, the easier it will be to communicate and sell to collectors. The art market is segmented into different specialisms. When we talk about niche, it is simply a specialised segment of the market for a particular kind of art. A niche can be by style, medium and/or subject. For example instead of saying “I create paintings,” you can be specific to the niche “I create pastel landscape paintings”.
How To Write An Artist Profile And Description
How you describe yourself and your artwork is a key part of creating loyal fans. This is your opportunity to present your story and showcase your originality. To be truly unforgettable and grab the interest of your readers, simply follow these 12 steps for success. Define your target audience, so you can have well-defined appropriate copy. If you look at successful artists in your niche, they clearly know their audience. Think about who you would like to visit your website and who you want to work with or buy your art.
Harness The Power Of Taking Creative Breaks
The secret to long term success for artists can be borne by taking purposeful scheduled breaks. The adage ‘go slow to go fast’ is very true. Many artists resist this good advice to take time out. Why? Artists feel guilty and make fear-based decisions, rather than being rational. Every job in the free world legally requires breaks to ensure wellbeing. Even though art is your passion, it doesn’t mean you need to feel guilty. Artists benefit from time to reflect and re-energise, and more importantly to avoid creative burn-out. Here are 8 Tips to make it easier for artist to take breaks.
Mindset: Dealing With Fears & Criticism
As artists’ we are continually growing, so we need to accept that failure is a natural part of the process. You can
Art Market 2019 Industry Trends
The online art market continues to grow at a steady pace, which is great news for independent artists. According to
How To Be A More Prolific Artist
All artists suffer from procrastination, it is a natural part of life as an artist. Seasoned artists adopt clear strategies for being prolific. Use these tips to be more successful and start getting things done. Overcome your Fear. Procrastinating is simply a way of dealing with pressure. Your mind will give you lots of reasons not to start the work, such as you need to set aside a longer period of time for this piece, or superficial excuses and distractions. Shift your mindset to taking consistent action, no matter how small. In the words of the famous author Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and do it Anyway. Reframe it by taking only 15 minutes to sketch ideas or noting down your inspiration. Once you have started it is easier to keep going.