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DIY website design tips for artists Your website is a powerful tool in a strong element of the art market. Irrespective of whether your practice is focused on art buyers or exhibition curators, having a website gives you the opportunity to be discovered by your ideal audience and you have complete control over how your […]

art business, digital marketing, small business

Sheelah Moloney

DIY Website Design Secrets

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How to apply big business tactics to your small business As an artist selling your work, you are a small business owner and entrepreneur as well as an artist. So you’ve tripled down on the uncertainty of any given year. But wait, don’t stop reading… stick with me. The good news is that the management […]

art business, career advice, creative careers, digital marketing, marketing, selling art, small business

Sheelah Moloney

Slaying Uncertainty

How to get free artist mentoring Tis the Season! Nope, not THAT season, funding season. The real Santa Clause for artists. A wide selection of funds are open for applications at the moment. The focus of many of them at this time of the year is professional development. The monies available can cover activities that […]

art business, artists, career advice, creative careers, professional development, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

Wishes GRANTed

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5 Ways to Manage Seasonal Stress in Your Creative Business The festive season is fast approaching. Art fairs, Christmas markets and gift buying are all on the horizon. It can be a time full of seasonal buzz but also a period of high stress. Particularly when it comes to running an art business while simultaneously […]

art business, creative careers, selling art, small business

Sheelah Moloney

Stress Free Christmas

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Three top tips for artists tackling applications for funding, awards and exhibitions It’s that time of year when there are lots of funding, exhibition and award opportunities open for applications. Knuckling down to start filling out the forms can feel daunting and it is easier not to do it but doing it is much better […]

art business, art world demystified, career advice, creative careers

Sheelah Moloney

Apply Yourself

The announcement of the pilot scheme generated a lot of positivity and excitement earlier this year. The Basic Income for Arts scheme is a wonderful boost for the sector after a challenging few years. This research project has the potential to change the landscape of arts professionals for generations to come. So, if you submitted […]

art business, creative careers, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

So you weren’t selected for the Basic Income Scheme for Arts, now what?

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While it might seem impossible, given the strong focus put on social media in the current marketing and communications climate, you can sell art without social media. In fact, you should actively engage in the practice. Building a proactive strategy for marketing your art outside of the realms of social media is not just smart, […]

art business, career advice, creative careers, digital marketing, marketing, selling art, small business

Sheelah Moloney

How to Sell Art Without Social Media

It’s the question that comes up the most often in conversation about art sales, ‘why do galleries take so much commission?’ It is a bone of contention that can stifle a fruitful relationship between artist and gallery before it’s even explored, let alone begun. So, let’s talk about commission and get the matter straight, once […]

art business, art world demystified, creative careers, selling art, Uncategorized

Sheelah Moloney

Why do galleries take so much commission?

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Having a successful art business is the aim of all artists selling their work. Success is a subjective word though. It’s definition is determined by the goals you’ve set and your overall objectives. That’s why taking a measurement is an important part of running your art business. Here’s why… Benefit of Hindsight Only by taking […]

art business, art world demystified, career advice, professional development, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

Measuring Success

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Art sales are hard. If sales aren’t rolling in and you’re doing all you can to generate them, don’t be too hard on yourself. There are a lot of factors involved in closing an art sale. It’s possible that you could make some changes to your approach though. Here are three things that may be […]

art business, art world demystified, career advice, creative careers, professional development, selling art

Sheelah Moloney

Why Your Art Isn’t Selling

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