Self Promotion Mistakes Artists Should Avoid

How do you promote yourself as an artist without being too pushy? This video explains what practices to avoid when promoting your artwork online. Factors such as appropriate online etiquette, fostering a professional relationship first before asking for help, will let you avoid the risk of coming across as pushy and self absorbed. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster.

Video Walkthrough

  • Don’t ask an artist to share your art
  • Don’t give your own promotional materials at another artist’s opening
  • Don’t diss other artists to get attention
  • Don’t be rude, anyone who appreciated your art matters
  • Don’t get cocky with success, remember where you came from
  • Don’t plagiarize
  • Don’t only reply to comments on your art
  • Don’t break promises