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Are you an emerging artist looking to gain a better understanding of the business side of your art career? At Artist Stop Being Poor, we believe in empowering artists like you to build a fulfilling and self-sustained careers. Our Academy is designed to provide you with the knowledge and resources to take ownership of your career, establish a worldwide community of artists, and work together to exhibit and sell your art.

Unlock Your Full Potential with Our 7-Module Program

7 Modules
29 Videos
Bi-Weekly meetings
Artist Community

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Build a thriving art career through our comprehensive 7-module program. Each module is designed to provide you with a clear workpath to develop your art practice.

Whether you’re just starting or have been on this journey for a while, our program is tailored to support artists at any point in their careers.

Guidance, Support, and Community

By joining the academy you’ll get:

By becoming part of the Academy, you’ll unlock video classes, resources, exercises, personalized guidance, and a supportive community that will empower you to thrive in your art business.

You get access to all seven modules, and from there you can watch the classes at your own pace, complete the exercises and take steps forward with your art career, to help keep you accountable we host online calls every two weeks and we host meetups to connect artists.

Weekly Modules

Uncover the secrets of success in each of the seven modules. Delve deep into specific aspects of your art career, with tailored homework, resources, and adaptable templates.

Step-by-Step Video Classes

Learn from expert instructors in module-specific video classes. Follow along as they guide you through the essential tasks to grow your art career.

Amplify Your Knowledge

Enhance your learning with additional resources, templates, and exercises. Put your newfound knowledge into practice and take confident steps forward in your artistic journey.

Personalized 1-on-1 Calls

Enjoy the opportunity to book 1-on-1 calls with our instructors. Clarify your doubts, receive personalized feedback, and gain valuable insights for your practice.

Engage in Group Video Calls

Stay on track and connected with fellow artists through regular group video calls. We’ll check in on your progress, provide support, and ensure you’re making strides toward success.

Join an Empowering Artist Community

Surround yourself with talented, hard-working, and creative artists like yourself. Collaborate, solve challenges, and fuel each other’s journey toward a sustainable art career.

“A Step-by-step guide to building your art empire”

Your Artist Journey

Embark on an empowering artist journey, and take the necessary steps to grow your art empire, while acquiring essential business skills to thrive in the art world. Connect with a global community of like-minded artists, collaborate on projects, and showcase your work through exhibitions. This is your opportunity to turn your passion into a successful and sustainable career. Join us on this empowering journey and start building your art empire today!

Enroll in the Academy

Unlock your art career potential. Join the Artist Stop Being Poor Academy and gain access to all seven modules.

Explore the Modules

Dive into each module at your own pace. Master the business side of art through step-by-step video classes.

Engage with Video Classes

Let expert instructors guide you to success. Gain valuable insights and strategies for growing your art career

Access Resources and Exercises

Amp up your skills with practical resources and templates. Put your new knowledge into action.

Bi-Weekly Meetings

Stay on track and get personalized support. Join our online meetups every two weeks.

1-on-1 Support

Receive individual attention and feedback. Book a personal call with our instructors.

Embrace the Artist Community

Connect with fellow artists worldwide. Collaborate, solve challenges, and inspire one another.

Showcase and Sell Your Art

Gain exposure and sell your art. Participate in exclusive exhibitions.

Evolve and Thrive

Take charge of your art journey. Build relationships, explore opportunities, and grow as an artist.

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And get access to:

📺 27 videos covering key aspects of your art business
📞 1-on-1 calls to support you on your journey
💻 Bi-weekly calls with the artist community
🖼️ Opportunities to showcase your art
💵 9 ways to make money with your art
🖥️ List of the best websites to sell art online
📱 30 social media ideas for artists
🗂️ Art inventory template
🗄️ Resources for your art practice

What will you learn?

Discover the seven essential steps to build a thriving art career through our comprehensive 7-module program. Each module is designed to be completed at your own pace, ideally on a weekly basis, providing you with a clear work path to develop your art business.

Whether you’re just starting or have been on this journey for a while, our program is tailored to empower artists at any point in their careers.

Visualize your art career

Introductions / Setting Goals / Big Picture

Whether you’re just starting your journey to becoming a professional artist, or if you’ve been doing it for a while but not getting very far, this week is packed full of great learnings to start you off or get you back onto the right path.

We’ll go over setting clear goals for your art career and creating a pathway to achieve them!

You’ll also learn how to connect with artists from all over the world and all the activities available for members of the ARTIST STOP BEING POOR community.

Welcome to the Bootcamp!
5 Essential Pieces Advice For Any Aspiring Artist
Find your artist voice
How to connect with ARTIST STOP BIENG POOR
Goal setting sheet

Foundations of your art career

Organizing your back office / Inventory / Artist Statement / Artist Bio

To build a solid art career, we need to have a solid foundation to build upon. This week we’ll go over how to organize the ‘office’ side of your art career. While not the most glamorous side of your career, having this taken care of helps you focus all your energy on creating and promoting your art.

By the end of the week you’ll have all the templates and databases you’ll need to take over the art world.

Organizing your art business
Preparing your art inventory
Artist Bio, Artist Statement & Press kit
Art Inventory Template
Certificate of Authenticity Template

Introducing yourself

Documenting your art / Presenting your work / Introduction video

This is where the real fun part starts. We’ll walk through how you can build an ‘Artist Brand’ (far more enjoyable than you might think!) and get your personality across in all your communications without sounding spammy or needy.

Your brand is more than just the art itself – it’s how you talk about it, about yourself, how you look, dress, what fonts you use, what your artist logo is.

We’ll also go in-depth on one of the single most important assets you’ll ever create – your introduction video!

Introducing yourself as an artist
How to photograph your art
Creating an introduction video
Showcasing your art
Finding an audience for your art
Buyer persona
Example introduction video
5 online tools for artists
Buyer persona template

Communicating your art

Promoting your art / Creating your own mailing list / Social media for artists

This week is all about taking your art and sharing it with the world with all the learnings from Week 3.

We’ll choose the perfect communications channels for you and your art, focusing on your strengths – whether it’s written comms / emails, or video making, or great photography…

The key lies in keeping people informed by bringing them into your artistic lifestyle – not spamming them with news but giving them valuable content.

We’ll also cover strategies to reach a wider audience with your art, so you can start growing!

Social Media for artists
Creating a newsletter for your art practice
Reaching new people with your art
30 Social media ideas for artists
List of Art magazine
Email reachout template

Putting your art out there

/ How and Where to sell your art / Own website vs. 3rd party platforms

Now we’re talking about making some money from your art!

One of the things that puts off a lot of artists is the fear that, while members of the public might like their art, they’re not going to spend money on it.

This fear is unfounded! There is a constant, growing demand for great original art. You are there to fulfil that demand – you just need to find it.

So in Week 5 we’ll put your art up for sale. We’ll analyze all the existing platforms and choose the best strategies to fit your artistic style and brand.

Part of this includes working out whether you need your own website – and, if you do, how to build it without breaking the bank!

Pricing your art
10 Ways to make money with your art
Using print on demand to create art products
Sell your art on online galleries
Building your own artist website
Packing & Shipping your art
Artist website checklist
10 Places to sell Original art
10 different ways to sell your art
10 places to sell prints of your art

Expanding your art career

Long-term relationships / Leveraging your success / Searching for partners / Working with galleries & Dealers

In the final week of our Bootcamp, we’re gonna look into the future and explore how to leverage what we learned over the last 6 weeks to build a long-term art career.

We do this by establishing new professional partnerships, art exhibitions, and relationships with galleries and curators.

Long term relationships with art collectors
Art ideas for business partnerships
How to find an gallery representation
Running your own art career
10 Things to avoid when working with an art gallery
3 steps to find gallery representation


What are NFT’s / How can artists benefit from NFT’s / Value creation for NFT projects / Launching NFT projects

In this extra week of our Bootcamp, we’re talk about the new format taking the art world by storm, NFT’s. Learn about how this new format works, the technology around it and how to plan, create and launch your NFT project.

What is an NFT?
How can NFT’s can help grow your art career?
How to create excitement around your NFT project.
How to plpan and launch your NFT project.

Your Teacher

Stephan van Kuyk is an artist, curator, NFT consultant and art dealer. From very early in his career he noticed the demand for fresh ideas in the art world.
He started organizing his own art exhibitions, then launched an art magazine, then an art gallery, before moving to Berlin where he lives now, exhibiting hundreds of artists’ work and helping them sell worldwide.

Join today!

Enroll in our Academy today and gain access to our 7-module program, including video classes, valuable resources, and a supportive artist network. As an added bonus, you’ll receive our complete guide to the best places to sell art online, tasks that will take you step-by-step toward a sustainable art career, and the founder’s crafted guide to 9 proven ways to make money through your art. Plus, you’ll have the chance to be featured in our members-only online gallery with regular exhibitions.
Don’t wait any longer.

Seize this opportunity to stop being a starving artist and start building a thriving art career. Join Artist Stop Being Poor and unlock your artistic potential today!

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