-By Lauren Panepinto
As many of you know (because you were there), Spectrum Fantastic Art Live was this past weekend in Kansas City. If you were there, you know it was a sleep-depriving whirlwind of amazing artists, inspirational conversations, well-deserved awards, fabulous networking, and really informative panels.
Marc Scheff & I were excited to debut 3 of the Art Business Bootcamps we’ve been developing for Drawn + Drafted, pulled from material we’ve been collecting for Make Art Work, the Art Business guide we’ve been working on. (You can read more about the project in my last Muddy Colors column.) I confess that Marc and I were wondering how many people would show up for the Bootcamps, given that they are a new concept, and the fact that there’s just so much awesome stuff competing for your attention every minute at Spectrum Live. I did know that there was a demand for Art Business information from the big and positive response to a year of my posts here on Muddy Colors. So we expected a decent turnout.
We were very excited to see those expectations exceeded, with a packed room for all three Bootcamps. And word spread quickly, because for the rest of the weekend people were coming up to me and Marc, asking if they could get copies of the one-sheets we made for each of the Bootcamps. It turns out people are really hungry for this kind of information—the kind of information we wish more Art Schools were teaching.
This first Bootcamp is called Getting You Found, and covers Self-Promotion (how and how much), Social Media (where, what, and how to get out there), and Approaching Art Directors (cold emails and con conversations, and lots of dos and don’ts).
|Go to www.DrawnAndDrafted.com to download the one-sheet pdf|
If you want the one-sheets from Bootcamps 2 (Portfolios and Websites) and 3 (Contracts, Rights, and Payment), get on our newsletter where we will be sending those pdfs as well as updates on our other projects.