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Artists & Creatives: Define Your Personal Brand in 3 Steps

In 20-30 minutes, this guide will help you clearly articulate your personal brand and unique story, so that you can beautifully and genuinely connect with your ideal audience, allowing you more time to actually make your work.

If you’ve downloaded this guide, chances are that you’re an artist or creative entrepreneur who might feel one or all of the following:

  • †Inadequate at articulating what you do (your brand) in person, in writing, and online
  • Overwhelmed with balancing making work, marketing, business and life
  • †A strong need to make more money from your art or creative work, and get the major opportunities that will propel your career further
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Jones, Sarah & Wenglowskyj, Andrea
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ARTISTS & CREATIVES: Define your personal brand in 3 steps
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© Kind Aesthetic 2017
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As a small business owner—artists and creative entrepreneurs, that’s you—you may be unsure of your personal brand. You may be thinking, “Do I even need one? ‘Brand’ sounds like a word that only corporate companies use.” We 100% understand that thought process. We once thought that, too. But you do have a serious business: your work. And you do indeed have a personal brand; it already exists within you.
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Taking Branding Personal

Jess Weiner grew up consuming media cascaded with women who looked nothing like her. Even at a young age, the bullied performing arts enthusiast knew her life's work would be focused on image consciousness and empowerment. Fast forward to 2015 and that young girl has become a highly sought after media maven, consulting with the world's top brands on creatomg empowering interactions with today's women and young girls. In fact, for the past 9 years, Jess has served as Dove's Global Self Esteem Ambassador, leading programs and creative engagements aimed at the women the brand serves through its powerful messaging. On Innovation Crush, Jess breaks down the myths behind industry buzzwords like "authenticity" and "empowerment," how improv encourages her consulting, the hurdles of entrepreneurship, and sheds light on the creative craftsmanship that goes in to supporting the groups that brands promise to support.

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Marketing for Artists 101

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Marketing for artists is extremely important, but sometimes artists don’t know what to do or where to start. This is not the only answer but it's my own thoughts and things I do for marketing myself and leading a successful career in the industry. My hopes is that by sharing what's worked for me, it'll affect others in a positive way.

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How to Talk About Your Art Even if You’re A Hopeless Introvert

Artists typically have the hard skills needed for an art business: painting, drawing, etc. It’s the soft skills, like talking to buyers and closing a sale, that we often need to catch up on. In this episode, guest Vanessa Van Edward, a friendly expert in body language and sales, goes over how to make a good first impression, build trust, and get customers to commit to your art.

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Making Your Life as an Artist

Artists are the most talented, hard-working people I know. So why are they perennially exhausted, broke, and overwhelmed?

Thank you for choosing this life which can be hard. And hard to explain.

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Simonet, Andrew
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making Your Life as an Artist
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Artistic Budgeting

Managing finances usually isn’t the first thing on an artist’s mind. But with the help of Elaine Grogan Luttrull, a C.P.A. and owner of a company devoted to improving financial literacy among artists, it doesn’t have to be a pain. In this podcast episode by the College Art Association, you will learn five basic steps to help manage your income and expenses so your art business can thrive.

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Announcing the Launch of the new National Arts Marketing Project Website!

Posted by Laura Kakolewski, Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

We listened to your needs and built a website that is simple to navigate, while providing the educational tools you need to market the arts in today’s competitive landscape.

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