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Surviving Art

By Matej Tomažin

The art world is a magical place full of complex conversations about unmade beds, buttered-up chairs and urinals, but nobody seems to want to talk about how it actually works. I want to change that. So, welcome to Surviving Art, a safe place where trigger words like job security and pension fund are strictly forbidden. But what isn’t, is making sense of the art market; how to price your work, approach galleries and get exhibitions, as well as tips and strategies on how to sell your art directly to collectors and get your creative message across.

  1. 1.
    Chatting with Oreet Ashrey about the art world12/20/2019
    36:34
  2. 2.
    Denis Maksimov about art institutions and the future and power dynamics in contemporary art and society10/24/2019
    1:14:26
  3. 3.
    Chatting about art school and creativity with Lizzie Reid from Lizzie's Lines10/18/2019
    52:26
  4. 4.
    Getting your story across (Marketing and brand awareness)10/10/2019
    14:45
  5. 5.
    Polishing your story (The artist statement)10/04/2019
    19:42
  6. 6.
    Story is everything09/29/2019
    18:00
  7. 7.
    Pricing your art the right way Part III: Constructing and communicating your price09/13/2019
    22:15
  8. 8.
    Pricing your art the right way Part II: Value and Worth08/28/2019
    17:29
  1. 9.
    Pricing your art the right way Part I: Expenses and Resources 08/21/2019
    17:11
  2. 10.
    Natural and artificial symbols08/14/2019
    17:51
  3. 11.
    Art and entertainment08/07/2019
    15:07
  4. 12.
    Art has no purpose, only consequences07/30/2019
    17:54
  5. 13.
    Interview with Amy Whitaker - About the art market, art economy and the business side of art07/27/2019
    1:09:16
  6. 14.
    How to make art that transforms people07/17/2019
    16:10
  7. 15.
    How to create a system in which your art practice and career can flourish07/09/2019
    20:23
  8. 16.
    Why playing by the rules is sometimes imperative for creative progress07/02/2019
    20:57
  9. 17.
    How to build a good foundation for your creativity06/27/2019
    18:00
  10. 18.
    Form and function — The never-ending search for meaning and purpose06/18/2019
    16:26
  11. 19.
    Is this art?06/12/2019
    17:36
  12. 20.
    On finding your place and making a stand06/04/2019
    24:29
  13. 21.
    The trap of mastering a craft05/28/2019
    12:57
  14. 22.
    Art Commissions - Selling Art or Selling Out05/27/2019
    11:54
  15. 23.
    Determining the value of your art — Creating attention05/26/2019
    5:16
  16. 24.
    What’s my worth in society05/25/2019
    6:02
  17. 25.
    Museums and galleries need fresh talent05/24/2019
    5:47
  18. 26.
    The importance of critiques05/23/2019
    5:12
  19. 27.
    The problem with large artworks05/22/2019
    5:32
  20. 28.
    I don’t want to show my art, because people will copy my work05/21/2019
    6:02
  21. 29.
    Technology is disrupting the arts, and we’re only seeing the beginning05/20/2019
    6:02
  22. 30.
    The religion of the contemporary art world — Part III05/19/2019
    4:50
  23. 31.
    The religion of the contemporary art world — Part II05/18/2019
    5:23
  24. 32.
    The religion of the contemporary art world — Part I05/17/2019
    6:04
  25. 33.
    In the beginning, there really wasn’t any art05/16/2019
    6:18
  26. 34.
    A game of perspectives05/15/2019
    6:10
  27. 35.
    How random crap can become art — An overture 05/14/2019
    5:31
  28. 36.
    Your art is a vessel for ideas05/13/2019
    5:25
  29. 37.
    Your art defines your customer05/12/2019
    5:29
  30. 38.
    Not all artists are the same05/10/2019
    5:31
  31. 39.
    Novelty and consistency in art05/10/2019
    7:13
  32. 40.
    The biggest trap of selling your art directly05/09/2019
    3:31
  33. 41.
    What if you’re not a great sales person?05/08/2019
    5:07
  34. 42.
    Do you have a gallery-oriented mindset and pricing model05/07/2019
    7:10
  35. 43.
    The importance of keeping track of our work05/06/2019
    4:48
  36. 44.
    How to increase the value and price of an artwork05/05/2019
    6:10
  37. 45.
    The value that art can provide to our customers05/04/2019
    6:18
  38. 46.
    Pricing your work - value-based pricing05/03/2019
    5:31
  39. 47.
    Pricing your work - Project based pricing05/02/2019
    5:15
  40. 48.
    Pricing your work - Does size matter?05/01/2019
    6:51
  41. 49.
    Pricing your art - The hourly-based model04/30/2019
    6:04
  42. 50.
    Story is Everything - A conversation about art with Michelle Lloyd from United Art Space04/30/2019
    1:21:24
  43. 51.
    Pricing your art - Getting started04/29/2019
    5:26
  44. 52.
    The pricing trap when starting out in the arts04/28/2019
    3:42
  45. 53.
    Don’t just wing life and make a pricing model for your work04/27/2019
    4:45
  46. 54.
    Ways to afford sustenance in the arts04/26/2019
    5:44
  47. 55.
    Value vs. price04/25/2019
    7:21
  48. 56.
    Artists and artisans04/24/2019
    4:16
  49. 57.
    The ROI of an artwork04/23/2019
    6:01
  50. 58.
    Creating value as an artist04/22/2019
    5:46
  51. 59.
    How to profile a potential gallery04/21/2019
    6:49
  52. 60.
    A strategical approach to getting a gallery — perspective04/20/2019
    6:01
  53. 61.
    A tactical approach to getting a gallery — cold-calling04/19/2019
    3:54
  54. 62.
    Starting out in the art world04/18/2019
    4:50
  55. 63.
    Don’t let your CV gather dust04/17/2019
    3:07
  56. 64.
    Creating a great artist portfolio04/16/2019
    6:23
  57. 65.
    Politics, not colour theory04/15/2019
    4:56
  58. 66.
    Video as CV and medium for artists04/14/2019
    5:50
  59. 67.
    How to write a good artist CV04/13/2019
    6:32
  60. 68.
    Begin your search for gallery representation as soon as possible04/12/2019
    4:48
  61. 69.
    How to find gallery representation04/11/2019
    4:29
  62. 70.
    A reminder that we’re living in magical times04/10/2019
    4:38
  63. 71.
    The reason why galleries and agents exist04/09/2019
    4:41
  64. 72.
    The importance of having a core narrative in your art04/08/2019
    3:33
  65. 73.
    Podcasts are the new blogs and why they’re a great medium for artists04/07/2019
    4:39
  66. 74.
    Your website is more than just an online portfolio04/06/2019
    4:24
  67. 75.
    The importance of having your own mailing list04/05/2019
    4:00
  68. 76.
    How to automate your social media and get more chances to be seen04/04/2019
    3:51
  69. 77.
    Should you frame your work?04/03/2019
    4:41
  70. 78.
    How to talk about your art04/02/2019
    9:59
  71. 79.
    Love what you do?04/01/2019
    3:04
  72. 80.
    The problem with critical art03/31/2019
    4:03
  73. 81.
    Marketing is great, but don’t overdo it03/30/2019
    3:08
  74. 82.
    Connect to get more out of your ad budget03/29/2019
    4:26
  75. 83.
    The best artworks never become dull03/28/2019
    3:35
  76. 84.
    How to talk to paintings the right way03/27/2019
    4:30
  77. 85.
    Overcoming creative drought03/26/2019
    3:28
  78. 86.
    Artist statements and presentations03/25/2019
    4:06
  79. 87.
    Serious art vs. having fun03/24/2019
    4:45
  80. 88.
    Don’t be a wandering generality, be a meaningful specific03/23/2019
    3:11
  81. 89.
    It’s never going to feel like you know what you’re doing, but that’s not the point03/22/2019
    4:03
  82. 90.
    How to work for free the smart way03/21/2019
    4:22
  83. 91.
    There's good art and then, there's great art03/20/2019
    3:31
  84. 92.
    The difference between looking good and being good03/19/2019
    8:25
  85. 93.
    Does having skill make you an artist?03/18/2019
    3:38
  86. 94.
    The hierarchy of needs and how Maslow could help your art sales03/17/2019
    5:16
  87. 95.
    The price of commodities and art03/15/2019
    3:28
  88. 96.
    Maybe the market doesn’t decide?03/14/2019
    3:38
  89. 97.
    3 things that could help your social media presence03/13/2019
    3:41
  90. 98.
    What to do if you want to sell your work03/12/2019
    3:57
  91. 99.
    What you can do to get exhibited03/11/2019
    5:34
  92. 100.
    Artist statements and presentations03/10/2019
    4:56
  93. 101.
    3 tips for making better art03/09/2019
    3:32
  94. 102.
    Artist as genius03/08/2019
    4:06
  95. 103.
    You may not believe this, but this life hack works every time!03/07/2019
    3:41
  96. 104.
    Get more studio visits by finding the one03/06/2019
    3:48
  97. 105.
    How much is your art actually worth?03/05/2019
    4:43
  98. 106.
    Make art for everyone and you will reach no-one03/04/2019
    4:21
  99. 107.
    Art prints could earn you some income on the side, but you already knew that03/02/2019
    3:54
  100. 108.
    Velvet Buzzsaw makes a good point with a bad delivery03/01/2019
    7:37
  101. 109.
    The importance of personal connections in art02/28/2019
    4:24
  102. 110.
    Flourishing, not just surviving 02/27/2019
    5:40
  103. 111.
    Selling bollocks in a can02/26/2019
    2:36
  104. 112.
    Arty language02/25/2019
    3:13
  105. 113.
    Find the time to document while you create02/24/2019
    5:23
  106. 114.
    Personas in art02/23/2019
    3:25
  107. 115.
    Art and artificial intelligence02/22/2019
    3:51
  108. 116.
    What we can do for others02/21/2019
    5:28
  109. 117.
    We are entering the age of voice again02/20/2019
    4:42
  110. 118.
    Fine art and genuine art02/19/2019
    5:22
  111. 119.
    The irony of doing what you love02/18/2019
    4:07
  112. 120.
    Art is a mirror to our character02/17/2019
    5:59
  113. 121.
    The attentive spectator02/16/2019
    4:25
  114. 122.
    The 3 building blocks of art02/15/2019
    5:10
  115. 123.
    What makes something art?02/14/2019
    3:35
  116. 124.
    Perception and communication Part III02/13/2019
    4:54
  117. 125.
    Perception and communication Part II02/12/2019
    7:51
  118. 126.
    Perception and communication Part I02/11/2019
    3:50
  119. 127.
    Silicon chips and curious ways of saying “I like you”02/10/2019
    4:28
  120. 128.
    Fake it ‘till you make it?02/09/2019
    4:15
  121. 129.
    Specialisations and all-you-can-eat buffets02/08/2019
    5:19
  122. 130.
    Getting good at something is easy, getting great, not so much02/07/2019
    6:53
  123. 131.
    Sure it’s smart, but how does it make you feel?02/06/2019
    3:56
  124. 132.
    Open calls - Art on demand in the 21st century02/05/2019
    4:37
  125. 133.
    Art isn’t really a team sport, but what if it were?02/04/2019
    6:44
  126. 134.
    Why it’ s risky to be a creative without a morning routine02/03/2019
    4:45
  127. 135.
    Paris and her Paparazzi Machine02/02/2019
    4:09
  128. 136.
    Empathy vs. intelligence02/01/2019
    5:05
  129. 137.
    Are you really an influencer?01/31/2019
    4:33
  130. 138.
    Better a bit early or really late than in sync with the times01/30/2019
    5:15
  131. 139.
    Commercials and advertising as a medium for artists01/29/2019
    4:21
  132. 140.
    Borrow like an artist, it’s not that great getting sued01/28/2019
    6:47
  133. 141.
    Visual communications in the age of Instagram, VR and purple cows01/27/2019
    4:21
  134. 142.
    On writing your first artist statement and why it shouldn’t be your last01/26/2019
    5:46
  135. 143.
    There are no stupid viewers, only stupid artworks01/25/2019
    5:20
  136. 144.
    How the White Cube principle could help your online portfolio01/24/2019
    5:15
  137. 145.
    Going strong rather than burning out01/23/2019
    5:49
  138. 146.
    Communicating what your work is all about01/22/2019
    4:52
  139. 147.
    The best shortcut for making it in the arts01/21/2019
    6:48
  140. 148.
    How influencers could help you sell your work01/20/2019
    5:15
  141. 149.
    What does bad conceptualism have to do with art sales?01/19/2019
    5:38
  142. 150.
    Emotion vs. fact - The persuasive powers of art01/18/2019
    5:07
  143. 151.
    Do you need a portfolio website?01/17/2019
    4:29
  144. 152.
    History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme01/16/2019
    5:12
  145. 153.
    You can't make art for everyone, no matter how hard you try01/15/2019
    3:42
  146. 154.
    What if Edison thought the art of grant applications01/14/2019
    5:56
  147. 155.
    Selling your art and finding places and people that can help you - Part II01/13/2019
    13:06
  148. 156.
    Selling your art and finding places and people that can help you - Part I01/12/2019
    16:35
  149. 157.
    Pricing your art - What is the price of creativity01/11/2019
    14:17
  150. 158.
    Why be an artist01/10/2019
    8:54

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