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Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Guilt Problem Post

Do you experience guilt in your art practice? A Be Smart About Art Short. ‘Mothers who Create: The Guilt Problem’, is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. The issue is common for women in the industry, ...

2) 121 Programme: Info, Insight + Inspiration :-) 2771 views
Raffle Winners Announced! Video clip of live draw presenting our 5 new Members Post

We are excited to announce the winner of our Pre-Website Raffle. In the 10 days prior to launching the website, we presented a live count-down on our interactive holding page that listed the days, hours, minutes and seconds to go until the website launched. A big THANK-YOU! to the 41 people who entered the raffle. It was good fun, and ...

6) BSAA Events, Announcements & Opportunities 2481 views
Why bother keeping the same price for a work of art between an artist's studio and a gallery? Post

(And why keep art prices consistent between multiple galleries?) Art collectors might think that going directly to the artist is a great way to save money. Incorrect. Artists might be tempted to undercut the gallery and to sell directly to clients. Incorrect. Art dealers might think that by selling for less than another gallery, clients will bypass other galleries and ...

2) 121 Programme: Info, Insight + Inspiration :-) 2815 views
Offering payment in installments: Agreeing payment terms with the client... and creating balance between artist / gallerist Post

I was recently contacted by an art dealer friend, in regards to a problem he encountered when an artist became unhappy in regards to arrangements that had been made by the dealer to accept payment by installments for the sale of a work of art. Issues in regards to the arrangements for and realities of selling art by installments are ...

2) 121 Programme: Info, Insight + Inspiration :-) 3962 views
Curvy World interviews Susan Mumford: Tips for Emerging Artists Post

Curvy World‘s Editor in Melbourne, Australia,  Nicole Tattersall, interviews Susan Mumford to glean advice for emerging artists who want to reach the international stage. Curvy World: Creatively inspiring, creative women, is a platform where the latest generation of female creative talent can shine. What inspires you about Art & the Business of Art? I have discovered a lack of business ...

5) Interviews + Guest Blog Posts 2202 views
The Design Trust's 'Design Doctor' interviews Susan Mumford Post

The Design Trust's blog spoke with Susan Mumford for expert advice in their very own agony aunt column, the Design Doctor.  "Help, I have a dispute with my art consultant". Read the full article by Patricia van der Akker. An excerpt from the article: I have got a couple of problems with my Art Consultant.  I am a designer maker ...

5) Interviews + Guest Blog Posts 2354 views
'How to: Get artist representation.' Post

Jotta, an online publication "exploring collaboration in contemporary art and design", interviewed Be Smart About Art Academy Founder Susan Mumford on the subject of "How To: Get Artist Representation" on 15th February 2012. Click here to read the article on What did you study? I attained a B.A. in Fine Art at Hendrix College of Liberal Arts in Conway, ...

5) Interviews + Guest Blog Posts 2211 views

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