BOOTCAMP

ARTIST STOP BEING POOR

Six weeks to build a sustainable art career.

Starts every 2 weeks

Making money from your art is a lot easier than you think…

Let me take you through it.

Let’s say you can clearly define your end goal…

At the start, you just want to make enough money selling your art to make a living (i.e. not to have to get another job…) And once you get that far, you know you’ll be able to scale it up.

How do you make money? Well, you need is people willing to part with their money in exchange for your art. There are seven billion people in the world… some of them are going to want what you’re making, right?

YES, that is right. If you’re creating good quality art, whatever the style or genre, there will be a large number of people out there who want it. Way more than enough to make a good living.

But the BIG question, and the one that trips up most aspiring artists, is where do you find these potential customers?

And then, even if you find them, how can you get them to want to buy what YOU’RE making?

Our Bootcamp is designed to answer these 2 questions, in enough detail that you don’t get lost at any stage along the way.

Limited to 30 artists.

PER COHORT

This is how the Bootcamp works:

Weekly topic

It’s split over six weeks, and each week we dive in-depth into a specific topic. You’ll get homework and certain tasks to do, so make sure you allow for one hour a day to spend on completing them! 

Video Classes

Each week you’ll be sent 2-6 video classes covering the week’s topics. These classes will guide you step-by-step on the tasks required to grow your art career.

Weekly video call

We also get together as a group (with the other artists on the Bootcamp) to check in on your progress and make sure you’re on top of it all!

Artist community

Whatever your genre, we only accept talented, hard-working, and creative artists – and so you’ll be surrounded by other artists like you, helping you solve your problems and driving each other to a sustainable art career. 
 
Joining the Bootcamp means joining our community.

Join today!

Take part in the 6-week program developed to help you grow your art career. Get access to the video classes, extra materials, and artist network.

Participating artists can also join the ARTIST STOP BEIN POOR club, gaining access to exhibitions, opportunities, and selling their art in our gallery. Still not sure whether the Bootcamp is right for you?
Here are some of the benefits you get from joining:

Our Complete Guide To The Best Places to Sell Art Online

Weekly tasks designed to take you, step-by-step from where you are now to a sustainable art career (scroll for our syllabus!)

Our audience favorite – the founder’s crafted guide 9 Proven Ways To Make Money Through Your Art

And, most exciting of all, a chance to join the Artists Stop Being Poor community and be featured in our members-only online gallery with regular exhibitions

6 Weeks
26 Videos
Weekly meetings
Artist Community
Resources

Week 1

Visualize your art career

Introductions / Setting Goals / Big Picture

The first week of the Bootcamp is all about analyzing your art career.

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

Week 2

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
Week 3

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
Week 4

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
Week 5

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
Week 6

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

Your Teacher

Stephan van Kuyk is an artist 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.

Insightful Guests

Weekly exclusive get-togethers
with unique guests from the art world.

Valuable insight from artists, curators art dealers, and business leaders.

Join today!

Take part in the 6-week program developed to help you grow your art career. Get access to the video classes, extra materials, and artist network.

Participating artists can also join the ARTIST STOP BEIN POOR club, gaining access to exhibitions, opportunities, and selling their art in our gallery. Still not sure whether the Bootcamp is right for you?
Here are some of the benefits you get from joining:

Our Complete Guide To The Best Places to Sell Art Online

Weekly tasks designed to take you, step-by-step from where you are now to a sustainable art career (scroll for our syllabus!)

Our audience favorite – the founder’s crafted guide 9 Proven Ways To Make Money Through Your Art

And, most exciting of all, a chance to join the Artists Stop Being Poor community and be featured in our members-only online gallery with regular exhibitions

6 Weeks
26 Videos
Weekly meetings
Artist Community
Resources