Business Curriculum

The complete Business Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos.

We have a Business Basics Track which is a sequence of structured video lessons and assignments that you can do at your own pace. Our Business Basics Premium Track provides guidance and support through weekly voice sessions and critiques from the Art Prof staff.

Business Part 1

  • Do I want to combine business with my art?
  • Business skills aren’t art skills
  • A business takes time to grow
  • Who is your audience?
  • What do you want to sell?
  • What do you not want to sell?
  • Research the industries
  • Work & life balance
  • Freelancing 
  • Commissions
  • Pricing your art

Business Part 2

  • Non-art skills
  • Photography skills
  • Packing materials
  • Writing skills
  • Public speaking
  • Presenting your art
  • Tech skills
  • Teaching yourself
  • Paying a professional
  • “Begging” for free services
  • Legal concerns for artists
  • Self-Promotion
  • Art mentors
  • Art communities