ABOUT THIS BUSINESS OF ART
This Business of Art is a community for artists founded by landscape painter Hannah Blackmore. The idea was born out of a desire to help artists create sustainable businesses around their art, by learning from other artists in a supportive and friendly environment.
"I believe all professional artists need business skills, as it's not something covered in art schools; and it took me a long time to make a living from my art. I want to make it easier for other artists by sharing what I've learnt, so I've created tools and resources to help artists build a sustainable income from their art."
Never before has there been a better time to be an artist.
And this is largely due to the internet. It is now easier than ever to get your work seen, grow your audience and connect with your customers directly, all from the comfort of your own home. Great for those introverts among us!
There are many different reasons why people make art, however if you want to do this for a living, you will need to sell your work. This means you will need to be able to promote and market your work and manage the business of being an artist.
Whether you are a painter, photographer, ceramicist or cake-maker, we can help you organise your business, leaving you with more time to do what you do best - create.
A business scholarship inspired Hannah to build an online platform designed specifically for artists. Here she shares her own experiences of the industry with up-to-date business skills and new technologies which can provide a huge advantage to artists in 2022.
Visit our Facebook group - This Business of Art Community - to learn more!
We also have a monthly newsletter with art business tips and check out our blog posts for artists above. You can find us on Instagram @thisbusinessof.art