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Now displaying: September, 2019

Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist. https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts/

Sep 26, 2019
*~* This episode is sponsored by the Art Career Success System, a 1-year training program that gives you the time and space to build a strong and reliable business foundation for your art.  See ArtCareerSuccessSystem.com *~* 

Living the artist’s life doesn’t necessarily flow with owning a business—with gaining valuable business skills that help you earn income from your creativity.

But every so often I come across artists who are just as interested in learning about business as they are in being an artist. And I feature them in my interviews on the podcast and blog.

Miriam Schulman is one of those artists. She discovered a gift secondary to her art—a curiosity about how the art business works. Combined with the fact that she loves to talk and ask questions, Miriam found her calling in her weekly podcast, The Inspiration Place.

But it was a lot of work to start, and it’s a lot of work to keep up. If you have ever considered starting a podcast or sharing your story on a podcast, this episode of the Art Biz Podcast is for you.

In this interview you’ll hear about: 

  • Miriam’s background in engineering and corporate finance and how she found the courage to transition to a full-time artist. 
  • How she promoted her work early on and why she still believes in using a brag book. 
  • The teaching spot she created called The Inspiration Place to collaborate with other artist teachers.
  • What gave Miriam the idea to start a weekly podcast under The Inspiration Place umbrella and how she committed to making it happen a few months later.
  • The production team and systems Miriam has behind her now and the coaches and mentors that have helped her along the way. 
  • Why she feels that podcasting is the perfect platform for her to share her voice and build her influence. 
  • Miriam’s decision to focus on business lessons and translating them as they pertain to artists specifically. 
  • Her automated process for inviting and booking guests and her advice for artists who pitch to be on her show. 
  • Why Miriam plans to keep podcasting every week and how it serves her in her business. 

See Miriam's work: SchulmanArt.com

Follow her on Instagram: Instagram.com/schulmanart

Listen to the latest episode of The Inspiration Place Podcast: https://www.schulmanart.com/category/podcast/

You can leave a comment for Miriam or me along with this post at https://artbizsuccess.com/produce-podcast-schulman (episode 34).

Music is by Wildermiss.

Sep 9, 2019
In 2014, Ali Cavanaugh had 11 galleries representing her work throughout the U.S. and even overseas. It was all she could do to paint fast enough to supply these galleries with new work. What a great problem to have, right? But something wasn’t sitting right with Ali. So she asked each of the 11 galleries to return her work. One by one they sent back what few paintings remained in their inventories. She had begun to reconsider not just what her business model looked like, but the art itself. 

She decided to take control and be very deliberate about her next moves.  In episode 33, you’ll hear about:

  • Ali’s first steps as an artist and initial gallery representation.
  • Why galleries weren’t interested in work behind glass.
  • How Ali took 6 months to teach herself a new watercolor technique and why it was important to do this.
  • How Ali used her blog to attract press coverage and interest from galleries.
  • How Ali has expanded her audience using social media.
  • Ali’s philosophy of the artist’s journey and micro-evolution.
  • Why it’s critical to challenge yourself as an artist.
  • Why Instagram is the perfect platform for getting affirmation for your work.
  • The reason Ali pulled her art from galleries and what happened to those 25 pieces.
  • How Ali began raising her prices and why art fairs were the best venue for the new prices.
  • Ali’s monograph that was published by Unicorn Publishing in 2019.
  • Details of Ali’s intention to renovate a property in the small town of St. Genevieve, Missouri.
  • Ali’s upcoming plans for Patreon.

To be inspired by her work, visit AliCavanaugh.com and find her on Instagram @_alicavanaugh_ 

You can leave a comment for Ali or me along with this post at https://artbizsuccess.com/reinventing-cavanaugh-podcast (episode 33).

 

~+~+~ This episode is sponsored by the Art Career Success System, a year-long program and community that gives you a strong foundation for a sustainable art business. See https://artbizsuccess.com/acss ~+~+~

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