As a self-taught artist, I have had to do a lot of research about the business side of the art world. Along with many artist friends I have met mostly through the Creative Arts Society here in Austin, we get together often and discuss how to sell our work and do a lot of research online to figure things out. We have slowly come up with several blogs that we refer to often for information. I thought I would share a few of my favorites!
I came across several of these either through friends, through other artists and on Twitter (I think it’s a great resource), or on Facebook.
Be Inspired, by my friend Maria Gatling. She has the best ideas to spark your creativity. Whether you are an artist or not, she has ideas that you can use every day. She also teaches creativity workshops! Please check out her blog and contact her if interested!
Skinny Artist, I came across Drew 1st through Twitter (He’s a great person to follow!) I have found great posts that have been inspiring, made me think and I have even made their ’21 Artists to Watch’ list for 2013! (Which I was quite honored and surprised by the way!)
Artpromotivate, they have lots of posts on selling art, to websites, PR, and have great featured artists. You can also as an artist submit your information to be one of their featured artists! (And that’s where I got the idea for this blog post! )
Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee, she has great information on creating art, art business and social media for artists. Lori is also a great person to follow on Twitter! She was ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter and always shares great info.
The Abundant Artist, their goal is ‘Dispelling the Starving Artist Myth’. Lots of resources on marketing, websites, etc. They want to prove to us that we CAN sell our art!
Art Biz Coach is Alyson B Stanfield, she holds workshops, events, bootcamps, coaches and wrote the art marketing book ‘I’d Rather Be in the Studio’. I also learned about Alyson through Twitter and is a great person to follow!
Red Dot Blog, has great art marketing and art business info on their blog. It’s run by Jason Horejs with Xanadu Gallery. They also have podcasts and hold workshops.
Artists Who Thrive, has great info from artist copyright to pricing artwork and more. Very informative articles!
If you have any favorite blogs I did not mention please share them here! I may have forgotten some also, so if I did I will add them under comments!
I hope this helps you on your way to making Art your career!