Launching Your Art Career Boot Camp

...an accelerated 3-part course to help you start, restart or jumpstart your career today!

About this Course:

Are you a young artist uncertain how to navigate the art world? Have you just finished art school and aren’t sure how to build your career? Did you take a break from your art career to focus on family or other responsibilities and are ready to restart it? If you answered yes to any of these questions this course is for you! Complete with action items, a workbook and checklists, this three-part course with bonus lectures is guaranteed to get you going – as long as you’re willing to put in the work.

Part one, Creating a Foundation for Success, covers creating effective support materials, building community and making time for career development with a bonus lecture about setting and maintaining goals.

Part two outlines Getting Your Work Out in the World through galleries, curated shows, open calls and public programs along with unconventional ideas and self-initiated projects. The bonus lecture offers advice about working with galleries. (HINT: If you only need Part two, consider signing up for "Get Your Artwork Exhibited instead. It offers the basics of Part two without the bonus content.)

Part three, What About Money?, covers strategies for pricing your work and what to expect when selling your work through galleries and direct. It also briefly touches on, and provides some general advice about, contracts, taxes and budgeting. The bonus section suggests additional ways to make money as an artist.

By the end of this intensive bootcamp you'll have the information, inspiration and instructions you need to conquer the art world with your work!

NOTE: Students of this course automatically receive a discount for the 7 Simple Statements Successful Artists Live By course. So if you're considering taking both, sign up for this course first.


I'm a huge fan of art business veteran, Alix Sloan. Her career strategy guidance and artistic direction is flawless. When I was starting out, I would have done anything for a course like this with her. There's no roadmap for entering the art world. Alix Sloan’s "Launching Your Art Career Boot Camp” IS that roadmap. - Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Artist

 

Course Curriculum


  Introduction to This Course
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  Part 1: Creating a Powerful Foundation
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  1a: Career Development
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  Part 1 Bonus: Goals
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  Part 2: Getting Your Work Out in the World
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  2b: Juried Shows, Open Calls & Public Programs
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  Part 2 Bonus: Working with Galleries
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  Part 2 Recap
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  Part 3: What About Money?
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  3b: Selling Your Work
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  3c: A Few Thoughts on Contracts, Taxes & Budgeting
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  Part 3 Bonus: Other Ways to Make Money
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  Part 3 Recap
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  Course Conclusion
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I've always had confidence in my artwork but not myself as an artist. I realize now that finding my place in the art world is just a matter of looking around and taking advantage of what’s at hand. - Patty St.Louis, Artist

Your Instructor


Alix Sloan
Alix Sloan

My name is Alix Sloan. I've been working in Advertising, PR & Marketing for 25+ years. I've also been working with creatives as a Consultant and Coach for over two decades. Five years ago, I became a Certified Social Media Strategist and Advertising Specialist and also began creating online courses to help artists navigate the business side of the arts. In 2020, I completed Cara Stein's Book Marketing Certification program and began collaborating with Passion Project Publishing, a group of writers, editors, marketers and strategists who provide editorial, marketing and consulting services to authors. I am also an author myself. In my courses for artists and authors I distill all that I've learned about business, marketing, and social media into straightforward, easy to follow courses tailored specifically for the challenges creatives face.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if this course is right for me?
Are you a young artist uncertain how to navigate the art world? Have you just finished art school and aren’t sure how to build your career? Did you take a break from your art career and are now ready to restart it? If you answered yes to any of these questions this course is for you! However, this three-part course with bonus lectures includes quite a bit of homework. So you want to make sure you're willing to make the commitment. But if you do, you will see results!
I read the book "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists." Does the course offer anything additional?
This course covers many of the topics in "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists." If you read the book, much of the curriculum will be familiar. However, this course does offer additional information and insights and, in particular, a workbook and action items to help motivate and direct you to take action. If you do decide to sign up for the course and feel you aren't benefitting, just contact us within 30 days of enrolling and we'll be happy to issue you a full refund.
How long do I have access to this course?
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. So you'll have plenty of time to complete the course at your own pace.
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.
What if I am 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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