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The 7 Simple Statements Successful Artists Live By

...and how to make them work for you!

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About this course:

Ever wonder why some artists succeed and others don’t? What they could possibly know that’s giving them an edge? I have. So I asked.

I polled a wide range of artists who are earning a living and reaching their goals, along with arts professionals who work closely with successful artists. I distilled their responses, along with twenty years of my own experience and observations, and a clear list of "7 simple statements successful artists live by" emerged.

Each section in this course describes a statement successful artists live by, outlines why its valuable and offers suggestions for how you can begin making it work for you today and ongoing. The accompanying workbook includes questionnaires and worksheets to help you clarify, take action and keep track of your progress

Whether this is all new information or a new way to look at familiar concepts, you'll complete this course armed with inspiration and tangible to do's to give your career development efforts a jolt.

NOTE: Students of the Launching Your Art Career Boot Camp course automatically receive a discount for this course. So if plan to take both, sign up for the boot camp course first.


I’ve been a practicing artist for more than a decade. I found Alix Sloan’s wisdom to be helpful even now. This course is a great tool for getting it right from the start or as a mid-career re-centering. - Hannah Cole, Artist

Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Statement #1
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  Statement #2
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  Statement #3
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  Statement #4
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  Statement #5
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  Course Conclusion
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Your Instructor


Alix Sloan
Alix Sloan

Hi there! I’ve been working in the arts, as a gallery director, gallery owner, curator, consultant, private dealer, author and educator for over twenty years.

I owned my own gallery in New York City from 2008 to 2012 and continue to mount exhibitions and work with collectors and artists. I also teach Business of Art courses and lecture on a variety of topics at art schools across the US.

Working with so many wonderful artists in so many different roles for so many years I noticed the same questions coming up again and again. I realized there was a lack of practical, straightforward information available to artists and in 2015 set out to do something about it. I wrote "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists" which became a #1 book in its category on Amazon and is now in it's second edition.

In 2017 I founded the Practical Advice for Artists website to continue that work through free checklists and resources, a blog, online courses and personalized services for artists.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if this course is right for me?
If you feel frustrated, like you might be missing information and strategic concepts other artists understand, this course was created for you. If you’re a serious artist who commits time and resources to staying informed, you should get a lot out of this course. If you're an established artist, understand the business-of-art side of things well, and have reached all of your goals already, congratulations! That's awesome - but this course probably isn't for you. But if you ever enroll in any of our courses and realize it isn't right for you, just contact us within 30 days of enrolling and we'll issue you a full refund.
When does this course start and finish?
All of our courses are completely self-paced online courses. You decide when to start and when you finish. And you can revisit each course whenever you like.
How long do I have access to this course?
We can't promise forever. But after enrolling, you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own - for as long as this school exists.
What if I'm unhappy with this course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with this course for any reason, contact us within 30 days of enrolling for a full refund. And if you feel comfortable sharing why, please do, so that we can learn from your experience.

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