Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Services for Artists and Art Spaces


The Seattle Arts Coalition is committed to helping artists achieve their professional art goals and helping art spaces coordinate with artists to create mutually beneficial art-based events. We like to make art happen, so please let us know how we can help you!


SERVICES FOR ARTISTS

Selling Your Work
Think making money with your art will make you a sell-out? You couldn't be more wrong! Selling your work creates space in your studio (and your brain) for new pieces, helps fund your process, and allows other people to enjoy the things you create.

Art Pricing
Don't know how to price your work? No problem! you can start by factoring in time, materials, and what we like to call the 'awesome' expense. You're the only one who could have created it, so you should be paid for your inherent awesomeness. We should all be able to make a living doing the things we love. Keep in mind that many of the places you show will take a commission if you sell a piece; make sure to factor their cut into your pricing to ensure you receive your intended price when your work sells.

Booking a Show
Not sure how to book an art show in Seattle? One of the best parts about making art is being able to exhibit it in public, and most businesses enjoy having art on their walls! We're happy to look at your portfolio and suggest like-minded artists and art spaces, introduce you and your work to the various community Art Walks, and help coordinate shows if we find a good fit.

Art Installation
Never installed your work before? We can help! We have plenty of experience installing art in a multitude of locations with pretty much any supplies you can think of. We'll teach you how to make your work professional, polished and show-ready.

Digital Design
If it's a show we've helped coordinate, we're happy to design a digital flyer for you so that you can promote your opening online!

Questions Answered Including:
- Professional Expectations and Responsibilities
- Business Card Design
- Building an Online Portfolio
- Managing Social Media
- Applying for Grants & Scholarships
- Sales Commissions, Juried Shows, and Competitions
- Approaching Art Galleries
- Building a Network in Your Art Community
- Giving Back to Your Art Community
- Balancing Your Art Practice with Everyday Life
- And More!


SERVICES FOR ART SPACES

Artist Coordinating
Don't have time to coordinate artists for your community's monthly Art Walk? We're happy to help! We come from a large community of talented artists, and most of them have work available to display. We can take point on everything, so all you need to contribute is a space for the art to live, but if you'd like to be more involved in the process, we enjoy collaborating as well!

Art Installation
Don't have the time or experience to install art in your business? We can help! We have plenty of experience installing art in a multitude of locations with pretty much any supplies you can think of. We take care to make sure all artwork is installed in a professional and aesthetically pleasing manner.

Art Sales
We're happy to coordinate with artists directly if your business doesn't already have a system in place for art sales.

Digital Design
If it's a show we've helped coordinate, we're happy to design a digital flyer for your business so that you can promote the event online!

Questions Answered Including:
- Professional Expectations and Responsibilities
- Booking Artists
- Art Show Concepts
- Marketing Your Art Event
- Pros and Cons of Taking a Commission
- And More!


Our goal is to bring the work from artists' studios into public spaces so that it can be seen, enjoyed, and find happy new homes! This process is a collaboration between artists, art spaces, art collectors, art appreciators, and our entire community to ensure that the creative culture of the Northwest continues to thrive. The Seattle Arts Coalition is committed to aiding this process, one artist at a time, one art space at a time, one day at a time, for as long as it takes to saturate Seattle and beyond with beauty, passion, and unpredictable perspectives. Please help us in our mission.

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