Helping artists build momentum.

The pandemic has changed the future and opportunities for artists, both digitally and in live events. In a new era, how do artists sell more art and create lasting momentum? The VAA Summit focuses on spearheading conversations with worldwide leading experts and a practical session featuring artists, galleries and art advisors as the World reopens.

This event has now passed but VAA Members have unlimited access to the Sales Summit Recording in our Vault.

Alternatively, if you are looking to join the VAA and catch up on the VAA Sales Summit 2021, please follow the link here.


Learn from the art industry’s finest career experts and artists. By providing you with industry expertise our speakers will teach you how to thrive and develop a successful career as a visual artist.


12:00pm  Welcome & Panel Discussion

Vincent Devine

Contemporary International Artist

Karen Van Hoey-Smith

Art Broker & BBC Art Advisor, Artist Mentor

Louise Flay

VAA Advisor, formerly Whitewall Galleries and Park West Galleries

Working with Galleries vs Independent: a New Approach to being Represented

12:30pm Matthew Burrows

Matthew Burrows MBE

Artists & Founder of Artists Support Pledge

Matthew Burrows was born in the Wirral UK in 1971. He currently lives and works in East Sussex. He studied as an undergraduate at Birmingham School of Art in 1990-93 and graduated with a Master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Art London in 1995.

Maximising Art Sales Online on Social Media

13:30pm Austin Kleon –

Keynote Speaker Masterclass

Austin Kleon

Artists & New York Times Best Selling Author

Austin Kleon is an artist and the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An ArtistShow Your Work!, and Keep Going. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. 

Momentum in Art Sales: Make your Mark, Sell your Art

14:30pm Rosalind Davis RCA

Rosalind Davis

Artists, Curator, Royal College of Art (RCA) Graduate, and Author of ‘What They Didn’t Teach you in Art School’


Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). As an artist, her central concern is the transformation and reconfiguration of architecture and space through multiple disciplines

Creating your Artists’s Unique Selling Point: Getting Started

What did our Artists Learn?

Here at the VAA, we are dedicated to dispelling the myth of the ‘starving artist’, that’s why we provide artists with great resources.

The VAA Artist Summit 2021: Make your Mark, Sell your Art is a one-of-a-kind event providing you with the tools, resources, and advice to watch your business grow.

Industry Expertise

Learn to Increase Sales

Marketing Advice

Navigate a New Era of Art

‘I wish I had found the VAA earlier, they are simply brilliant!

I have found the VAA absolutely wonderful particularly during the pandemic. It has kept me in contact with the art world and enabled me to virtually meet and get to know other artists and compare notes. In addition to that, they provide excellent support for artists wanting to expand their business knowledge and skills.’

– Caroline Walsh-Waring, Artist

‘I first joined as a regular member, however once I understood how useful their resources are to me, plus how encouraging and supportive they have been, I upped my membership to the full membership. It is an absolute bargain as you can find new information weekly and it is constantly being refreshed.

I feel connected, both with artists and the VAA management alike. The feeling is as if someone has your back in what can sometimes feel like a minefield and a lonely path. Subsequently, this past year, I’ve doubled my productivity and sales, kept my head in a tricky situation and I recommend 1000% VAA to anyone – whatever their stage in the art-making journey.’

– Skye Holland, Artist

What do Artists Think?