Resources for Artists

Salt Lake Area Social Media Sites

Utah Arts Alliance
Land “Mark” Arts Facebook (that’s us!)
BuildingBlocksPodcast.com

Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Resources 2018 PDF (Downloadable Link)
Created by Michael Christensen at the Utah Arts Alliance. If you’d like to add a resource, you can email him at michael@utaharts.org

DSU Business of Art
Annual weekend conference held in Southern Utah every November with one goal: to help your art business thrive.

Draper Fine Art Blog
Blog that includes regular art business development education

Reference Photo Photographers

Photographers with experience in digital reproduction of artwork

Kelsey Atherton Photography
Starting at $20/image
High resolution captures - official photographer of Draper Fine Art
Photographed in your home or studio to avoid unnecessary transportation of artwork
Experienced in glossy, hard-to-photograph art (including resin and metal leaf)

Artist Website assistance

Artist Web Design by Lisa Draper
Initial website set-up and design package starting at $200

Affordable Custom Boxes (For Shipping Art and Beyond)

Pack Size Now
https://www.packsizenow.com/

They make exact size boxes for artist’s needs. You can order just a few and still get a great deal!

Online Resources

The Abundant Artist
A free podcast interviewing successful creatives who share tips for making your art business a success. A great listen while you’re in the car, the studio, or anywhere else!

Call for Entries (C4E)
A searchable online guide divided into art and photography sections to help artists and photographers find art calls and art opportunities. C4E encourages organizations to list events in C4E that focus on promoting work and advancing participants’ careers.

Art Marketing Advice
Art Biz Success advice by Alyson B. Stanfield, author of I’d Rather be in the Studio!

Rules for submitting to SLC Galleries

Current listing of rules by the Utah Arts Alliance

Books

I’d Rather be in the Studio - Alyson Stanfield
Comprehensive business strategy and skills, made for the artist, by an artist.  Available in hardcopy and kindle.

Art Money Work - Maria Brophy
Fabulous and unusual work business advice from the wife and agent to Drew Brophy, the world’s leading surfboard artist.  Available in hardcopy, kindle, and audible.

How to Sell Art - J. Jason Horejs
Solid art sales technique from a successful gallery owner, who sells art every day. Available in hardcopy and kindle.

“Starving” to Successful - J. Jason Horejs
How to approach galleries successfully, written by a gallery owner, and son of a professional artist. Available in hardcopy and kindle.

The Profitable Artist
NYFA Handbook for their art business boot camps. Incredible resource with a full view of what it takes to run a business, from building a brand to the legal aspect of the art business.

Crucial Conversations - Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler
Immensely helpful in approaching business transactions, and in learning to handle critique. Available in hard copy, kindle, and audible