Many artists have the creative talent to produce fantastic pieces of art, but lack the necessary support or business skills to be able to make a living from it. Whether it is a case of marketing yourself incorrectly or not having the right help at hand, a little business advice can go a long way. If this sounds familiar and you are wondering how you can turn your hobby into a career, our team of experienced artists and gallerists are here to help.
Learn more about how we can support you as an artist below:
At Leaf Galleries, we will give you that all important first platform from which to share your art with the world. Whether you are starting out or just struggling to get your art out there, it is critical to build strong connections to fellow artists and galleries. Write to us or arrange a visit to see our beautiful spaces!
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We will always preserve and encourage your individual perspective as an artist. No exceptions!
Display art online
If you are a regular user of the internet, you can promote your artwork for free online using our development platform. Promoting your artwork can be difficult, but you may wish to explore using social media. You never know, your followers just might choose to purchase some from you directly!
Look around locally for some free (or cheap) art exhibitions, to allow you to promote your work easily to a crowd. Many regions of the UK have art classes that are cheap to join, or you could start your own for free? Once you have built up a collection with some like-minded artists, you could exhibit them.
Speak to family, friends, colleagues and local businesses to see if they would provide essential services such as commercial cleaning or removal services in exchange for exposure for their brand. Art is a great tool in connecting people with services!
If you are a regular user of the internet, you can promote your artwork for free online
If you have established a reputation for yourself, you could try asking for payment up front. This will provide you with the cash that you need prior to spending money .