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Are fear and procrastination keeping you from making progress in your art business? Artists Laura Lee Griffin and Nikki May believe strongly in the power of community, accountability, following your intuition, taking small actionable steps, and breaking down the barriers that keep you "stuck". The Startist Society will inspire you to stop getting in your own way and start building an art biz and life that you love. Follow along with us on our creative business journey as we encourage you on yours.

Startist Society Laura Lee Griffin and Nikki May

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Are fear and procrastination keeping you from making progress in your art business? Artists Laura Lee Griffin and Nikki May believe strongly in the power of community, accountability, following your intuition, taking small actionable steps, and breaking down the barriers that keep you "stuck". The Startist Society will inspire you to stop getting in your own way and start building an art biz and life that you love. Follow along with us on our creative business journey as we encourage you on yours.

    114: Maria Brophy's 5 Tips for Achieving Success with your Art

    114: Maria Brophy's 5 Tips for Achieving Success with your Art

    In our last episode, we introduced you to Maria Brophy, an author, teacher, art consultant, agent and brand manager who wrote the incredible book Art Money Success. This week, Maria is back to share her 5 best tips for achieving success with your art.
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    • 10 min
    113: Art, Money, Success with Maria Brophy

    113: Art, Money, Success with Maria Brophy

    In this week’s episode, Laura and Nikki interview Maria Brophy, the author of Art Money Success. Maria discusses her journey from corporate cubicle life to becoming a successful art business owner and coach. She is a proven expert at marketing, licensing,  and selling artwork, having played a key role in growing husband Drew Brophy's successful art career.  We chat about tangible and proven strategies you can use to network in-person, getting your artwork in front of potential buyers and how to battle money mindset issues.  We know you're going to learn so much from Maria who has literally written the book on art, money and success!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    112: Presenting your Art Business Professionally

    112: Presenting your Art Business Professionally

    In this week’s episode, Laura and Nikki explore the basics of professionally presenting your art business - both online and in person. We cover everything from communication etiquette to curating your portfolio, creating artist statements and a consistent brand identity, prepping physical artwork for galleries and more. We know you'll walk away with some great tips to put into action as you grow your art business. 
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    • 19 min
    111: Photographing Your Work

    111: Photographing Your Work

    This week, Laura and Nikki do a deep dive into getting professional high resolution images of your artwork. Do you need a fancy camera or will a phone camera do? How do you prep your space and art for the best images? What are key things you should know before hitting the shutter button to ensure you get clear, well-lit photos?  When are scans useful and how do you properly scan artwork?  We'll cover all of this and more in today's episode.
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    • 29 min
    110: A New Year: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    110: A New Year: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    Grab a cup of coffee (or bourbon) and join Laura & Nikki as they review what went well last year, what could have gone better, and what their plans are for the upcoming year (both for their personal/professional lives and for the Startist Society podcast).
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    • 37 min
    109: Unconventional Ways to Sell Your Art

    109: Unconventional Ways to Sell Your Art

    In this episode, Laura and Nikki dive into the deep sea of art sales, but not in the way that you might think. They take you off the beaten path, exploring 12 unconventional, out-of-the-box methods to help you sell your art and turn your passion into profit. If you've ever felt stuck or unsure of how to get your art into the world, this episode is crafted just for you!
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Taylor_MilanArt ,

Enjoyable and Witty

I loved the witty banter between Laura and Nikki! The episode on crafting an elevator pitch was insightful with helpful tips on how to craft one. Thanks ladies! Loved it.

Hdkni47? ,

For the artists who didn’t go to art school

So rare to find a podcast that actually walks you through the steps of how to go about doing something. So many other pods give vague descriptions of marketing by saying “just post to Insta every x days” or “submit your artwork by following the instructions on the company website” but not many walk you through the steps of doing that, explain exactly what to post, submit, etc, or explain the why. Thank you ladies! Keep it up. Would be happy to support in other ways if you ever need it.

jennikoala ,

Such a helpful podcast for artists!

I love Startist society because it covers a wide range or resources and helpful tips for a multipassionate artist such as myself. Definitely worth a listen if you’re a creative!

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