Advice for Artists: The Value of a Personal Network

Arts advocate and marketing expert Rickie Leiter shares recommendations on how artists can earn opportunities and publicity through building a network.

Make Your Art Business Referral-Friendly

Close more art sales by cultivating referrals. Here’s how.

How to Thank Your Collectors

Use these ideas to build relationships with your art collectors by sharing appreciation for their patronage.

30 Reasons Artists Should Sell Locally

Artists should prioritize selling to local customers and collectors. If you aren’t cultivating your local market, here is what you’re missing.

Guts vs. Talent

Making art and selling art are two different things. Here’s what you need to do them both well.

Build Your Artist Network

The network you build within your art community can be one of your small business’s greatest assets.

Success is Often Who You Know

How can developing a strong network of connections grow your art business?

Lessons Learned While Building a Small Business

What has been most effective in my own business has a lot in common with the artists I’ve worked with who are building their own.

Why Artists Must Develop a Network

Developing and growing a strong and diversified network of contacts is a proven component of successful art careers.

Tools and Community Build an Art Business

Artists are not treated like CEOs of their own businesses, and oftentimes, they don’t see themselves as such.

Smart Art Marketing: Build Your Network

I spoke with artists Annie Salness and Emily Hancock about connections – making them, reinforcing them, and building friendships with customers, peers and others.

Keep Your Art Collectors Coming Back

Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.

Networking Strategies for Creative Introverts

It turns out that being interesting is not nearly as important as being interested in what the other person has to say.

How I Got My Art Placed on TV and Movie Sets

Some artists have an agent who tries to make these connections for them, but she did this herself.