New Year, New You 

Resources for artists who plan on making 2023 their year.

Here at the VAA, we’re dedicated to creating a community of successful, dedicated, and business savvy artists. That’s why our 2022 resolution is to provide artists with the tools and support to reach their goals.

Step 1. New Year, New You | Downloadable PDF Guides


We have carefully created and updated a range of New Year, New You documents to help you specify what you aim to achieve this year.

Step 2. The Ultimate Artist’s Resource


Since publication in November our book, Good Art Does Not Sell Itself has hit #1 Bestseller status on Amazon UK. The feedback and support we have received from artists have absolutely blown us away. 

Don’t leave it too late to order your copy!

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Step 3. Meet your Mentor


Book onto our upcoming Meet your Mentor session. If you have ever wondered how you could be better supported by an artist mentor, now is your chance to find out.

In 2022 our mentor, Karen van Hoey Smith, mentored over 45 artists. Spots on our mentorship programme are finite and popular. Thankfully, you can attend our free session first to see if it is right for you.

Free for all artists

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Step 4. January Art Cafe | Artists Representation: Agents & Publishers


An artist agent is any professional who works on behalf of an artist to represent, promote, and sell their work. Working with an agent does not keep you from showing your artwork in galleries or art fairs—in fact, agents will often help you secure shows in these locations.

Free for all Artists

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Step 5. Join our Masterclass on Limited Edition Prints


Curious to learn how successful artists sell art prints prolifically? How do you identify your audience? And how can you gain new buyers?

Our upcoming Masterclass covers the ins and outs of limited edition prints. Held on Zoom and open to artists of all levels. This session with help you navigate the basics and provide you with expert tips to stand out from the crowd.

Step 6. February Art Café | Exhibiting for Sales at Art Fairs & Exhibitions


This session is for artists of all levels who would like to understand the best tips for enjoying a successful show and the selection process for commercial art fairs and exhibitions.

Free to all artists

Step 7. Opportunities


Don’t forget to check out our Opportunities Portal. We keep this regularly updated with VAA approved Calls-for-Art, Artists Grants, Residencies, and much more.

Step 8. Apply to the VAA Professional Artist Award 2023


Be in with a chance to win a prize package worth £5000

1st Prize of £1000 cash, Art Supplies, 121 coaching session on Artists’ Guide to Success, 1 x Momentum Programme to accelerate your career, 12 month Mentorship Programme. Online solo Exhibition & Lifetime membership to the VAA.

5 Highly Commended Exhibitors whose prizes include: Certificate, 121 Strategy session, 1x Momentum Programme (6wks

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