Why Even Artists Have to Find Their Niche

Yep, even artists gotta niche One of the biggest problems I find with clients I work with (and I know the arts is not the only offender in this realm), is a lack of niching. Niching is simply finding your thing. The thing that’s special about what you do and then using it as a launch […]

The Three Minute Journal

This simple 3 minute journaling exercise is perfect for getting your flow on so there no excuse to not give it a go.  20 minutes a week and you’ll be firing on all creative cannons. Step 1 Get a pen and paper, a journal or sketch book with a favourite pen is great but the […]

No More Panic Pricing!

  Panic pricing is not a great idea. A while ago I had a very talented music producer in one of my workshops, he had the skills, the following and the set up but his business was not making him a steady profit. He had a family to support and he was feeling panicky about […]

Why the Arts?

It seems I’ve spent a lot of my life justifying for those around me why I have chosen to make the arts and creativity my life’s work.  The struggle is real, carving out a life in the arts is very challenging and I get that those who love me would love to ease that struggle.  Maybe […]

The Revolution Part 2 – We Have Value

Missed Part 1 of this article? Read it here. The Revolution Part 2 – It’s Time for some Arts Education The arts in Australia has been under rapid fire over the past 18 months with funding cuts, higher education slashes and a political backdrop that grossly undervalues the creative industries. Frankly it’s been making me […]

The Revolution Part 1 – Artists need to get paid

The Revolution Part 1 – The facts about working in the arts in Oz Lately in Australia there has been a lot of shit going down in the arts industry and it’s been getting me very hot under the collar. Our minister for education and training, Simon Birmingham, came out recently and made the call […]

How to make money from your art

So you want to get paid for your art?! Awesome, we need more of you out there! Here are 5 things you need to keep in mind when going from hobby to professional and slapping a price tag on your creative work.    Be professional Make sure your goods and services are at a professional […]

Arts Biz Made Easy – 10 simple steps to a thriving arts business

So you’re ready to truly shine as an arts professional! You want to tick the boxes on any or all of the following – ✅ make more money ✅ reach more people ✅ create more ✅ raise your profile ✅ change the world with your creative offerings ✅ stand out in an industry teeming with talent ✅ create with heart and authenticity ✅ shift from […]

Websites 101

7 things to think about before you get started on your arts-business website. Yes, we know these days any business wanting to be taken seriously needs a quality website. Your website is your online universe and while you may use third party systems such as Etsy, social media, amazon and eBay as a part of […]