My goal is to help artists rethink their approach to the business end of their arts practice, and to help them craft an approach to marketing and selling their work that is right for them.
Many artists are seeking personal financial stability through their arts practice, or a sustainable arts practice that they can maintain while working another job. Others may want fame, fortune and world domination! My goal is to help creative thinkers and makers to determine their goals and to help them along the path towards that vision of success.
I work with individuals to assess their current status as a working artist and to firm-up their creative and professional goals. I then provide a series of options and action steps for directing their efforts towards those goals. These may include:
- Career options and professional opportunities
- Ways to partner with businesses and organizations for profit and social good
- Funding resources such as grants, awards and scholarships
- Marketing and social media in an ever-changing communications landscape
- Building and organizing contact lists
- Crafting and editing artistic and professional materials including CVs, artist statements, and portfolios
Years of experience with academic, nonprofit, private and government entities have given me insight into the challenges, opportunities and quirks of each sector.
This is an interview that I did in 2016 with the Clark Hulings Fund on artists' professional practices.
Contact me to ask about my Professional Practices for Artists workshop. Past presentation and workshop clients include:
- Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)
- Providence College, Providence, RI
- Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
- Taunton Art Association, Taunton, MA
- University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown, RI