5 Art Biz Newsletters Every Artist Needs in Their Inbox

Artwork Archive | October 2, 2015 (Updated April 12, 2021)

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It can be difficult to keep track of every business of art blog you’ve read. So, why not have the posts sent straight to your inbox? You’ll never miss even a snippet of valuable information. And you won’t be wasting valuable time searching the web. We’ve rounded up five excellent newsletters crammed full of outstanding information. You’ll have a wealth of advice to use to create, promote, and sell your art!

1. Art Biz Coach: Alyson Stanfield

Alyson Stanfield’s newsletters keep you updated on her easy-to-follow, extremely useful blog posts about almost anything you’d need to know about art marketing and the business of art. Her Art Biz Insider will keep you informed on everything from controlling multiple income streams to booking your next exhibition. Alyson gives you six free and fantastic video lessons on subjects like sharing your art, teaching people to appreciate your art, and why you should write about your art.

Sign up on her website: http://artbizcoach.com/

2. The Abundant Artist: Cory Huff

Cory Huff treats you to three free courses on selling art online when you sign up for his newsletter. He describes them as “real, actionable information” and covers making connections and selling art on Facebook and Instagram. He also keep his subscribers up to date on his free podcasts, blog posts, and webinars including one with Owen Garrett who sells more than $1m worth of art a year!

Sign up on his website: http://theabundantartist.com/

3. The Painter’s Keys: Robert and Sara Genn

The Painter’s Keys was started by artist Robert Genn to help fellow artists succeed in their career. Robert Genn believed “While ours seems a simple business, there’s just so much worth knowing. I’m finding a great deal of it has never been properly expressed before.” He wrote these newsletters twice a week for 15 years until his daughter, professional painter Sara Genn, took over. She now writes one a week and sends out an archived letter of Robert’s. The topics range from existential to practical, and are always enjoyable and informative. Some of the latest letters have covered the compulsion to create, the nature of happiness, and the effects of clutter in your art.

Subscribe on the bottom right of their website: http://painterskeys.com/

4. Maria Brophy

When you sign up for Maria’s newsletter you’ll receive Strategies for a Successful Art Business. This 11 week series covers 10 important business principles that will help you succeed in your art career. And Maria knows what’s she’s speaking about - she helped her husband Drew Brophy grow his art business into a huge success. The principles range from having a crystal clear goal and how to find your art market niche to copyright advice and selling art.  

Sign up on her website: http://mariabrophy.com/

5. Artsy Shark: Carolyn Edlund

Carolyn Edlund, business of art expert behind the popular Artsy Shark blog, sends out updates so you’ll never miss a great post. Her blog is chock full of information on subjects like profiting from reproductions, Facebook marketing, and selling your art in the right places. She also has inspiring featured artists posts. Her subscribers also receive artist opportunity round-ups and other ways to grow their art business!

Sign up at the bottom of any of her blog posts like this one: http://www.artsyshark.com/2015/09/03/organize-your-art-business/

Don’t Forget to Save Your Favorite Newsletters!

Most email providers like Gmail allow you to sort your emails into folders. We suggest making an “Art Business” folder to store your favorite newsletters in. That way you’ll have a wealth of tips and tricks when you need some guidance or art career inspiration. And you can easily find specific topics using your email search bar to find the right newsletter.

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