Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.
It turns out that being interesting is not nearly as important as being interested in what the other person has to say.
Some artists have an agent who tries to make these connections for them, but she did this herself.
There are times when our own opinion isn’t enough; when we need to reach out to others for feedback that will help guide our direction. In those instances, crowdsourcing can prove invaluable.
Salon – an Artful Conversation is a monthly meeting of artists, writers, and arts professionals who come together to bond, network, and get out of their heads for a little while.
You might think of other artists as primarily competition, but I’d encourage you to consider how your art community is actually a perfect place to start your own network.
These sorts of events are good for artists in any stage of their careers.
Niche markets are excellent places for artists to find passionate customers, to whom money is not often a factor when making acquisitions that reflect their strong interests.
If your goal is to sell artwork, you will need to reach out to potential customers and collectors on a regular basis so that they become familiar with your work and consider purchasing it.
Typically, the final week is when your network will come together for your cause. Let people know that you are closing in on your fundraising goal and deadline.