ARE YOU AN EMERGING ARTIST WHO NEEDS A DIRECTION TO NAVIGATE IN THE ART WORLD,
OR HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR A WHILE NOW AND WANT TO MAKE YOUR ART PRACTICE A FULL-TIME GIG?
I'm here to hold your hand and empower you step-by-step in creating the art practice you envisioned for yourself.
Women United ART COMMUNITY
I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A SPACE FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER THE EDUCATION, LOCATION, ETHNIC ORIGIN, AGE.
WE CAN ALL THRIVE, DO WHAT WE LOVE AND GET PAID FOR IT!
What do you get by joining?
2 LIVE GROUP CALLS A MONTH (1 WITH MONA LERCH, 1 WITH A GUEST SPEAKER)
INSTANT ACCESS TO RECORDED PAST SESSIONS
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
FB SUPPORT GROUP
IG GROUP CHAT
DISCOUNTED ENTRIES TO OUR CALLS FOR ART
WHAT'S THE MEMBERSHIP ABOUT
I know that all you want to do is paint all day long. But there are so many other aspects when it comes to a successful art career. Putting yourself out there might seem scary but it's vital for increasing your visibility. To gain confidence in presenting your work, catching documents that accompany your work and a strong online presence are necessary. I'll help you create a powerful artist bio, statement, CV and resume. Together, we'll go over simple steps that will help you build your mailing list as well as your following on social media.
There are many questions and answers when it comes to building a sustainable art practice. I believe that being authentic is what matters the most. Yes, it's that simple.
In your art, you share your sweat and tears, your joy and your sorrow. Your authenticity is what attracts people to your business and converts potential clients into your customers. By sharing your story through your art, you can inspire others and change their lives. So let's translate your story into your art.
Limiting beliefs, what a topic! We all have them. We've all lived with them since our childhood, and now's the time to face them and let them go.
They influence our daily behavior and keep us stuck in a place that is not allowing us to grow.
There is only one thing to do - decide! Decide to change things and do the work. Be it self-love, money mindset, confidence, inner child work, reparenting. It all matters! So, let's do the work together!
You are not alone! I've been there too and all I was looking for was a community. Hundreds, even thousands, of artists go through the same. You share the same dreams, goals and plans. You share the same fears and challenges.
This membership community will help you find your tribe that will support you in all your endeavors. You'll find long-term friends and accountability partners that will be your biggest cheerleaders. This is the space where you'll thrive and help other like-minded artists thrive too.
Are you in?
LET ME GIVE YOU SOME TESTIMONIALS
"Than you so much for this space and having the vision and following the guidance to create this container for all of us and all of the women that are still to come and say yes to themselves. It's really such a blessing to be a part of."
- KRISTY OKKONEN, visual artist & coach (Bulgaria / Australia) -
"I must thank you for asking the questions that you did. They were the most challenging questions that I have ever been asked and I wrestled with them for several days. Many of them I had never asked myself before. They made me think about where I've been and where I'd like to go. You have pushed me in a gentle way to do some deep soul searching and to open myself up to give honest and vulnerable answers. Thank you so much for this gift you've given me! I am so grateful!!"
- CEILI SEIPKE, visual artist (Vermont, US) -
WHAT TOPICS WILL WE COVER?
Congratulations! First, pat yourself on the back because you just did something huge! You've made a commitment to yourself and your art practice. Now, let's do the work.
Mindset is a vast topic that will be coming up during all our sessions. But in this one, we'll discuss limiting beliefs we have around ourselves, our skills and abilities and, most importantly, around money.
IDEAL CLIENT AVATAR
This is one of the most important aspects of your business! The clearer you are about this person, the more specific you can be when it comes to your art, your other products and services, as well as your voice on social media and other communication.
Everything you do has to speak to that one particular person, and we are going to create his/her avatar during this session.
Especially at the beginning of our career, art sales might not come as often as we would love. Setting up different income streams ensures that we are covered even during slow months. We all have unique skills and we often don't think about monetizing them. But this will ultimately feed our passion for art-making. In fact, various income streams can create more time and opportunities for us to create more art. So, let's dive in.
We live in an era in which online presence is as necessary as the air we breathe. With the help of social media, we can share our art across the globe in no time. It's important that you have a strong online presence but it's also necessary to step back from time to time and go through what I like to call "digital hygiene" or self-care. Social media can drain us and I want to give you some basic tips and tricks that will make your life easier and your presence more confident and magnetic. We'll also cover some key aspects when it comes to building a professional website.
Have you ever found yourself not knowing what to write? You have a beautiful painting that you want to put out there, an interesting idea for a newsletter that will potentially change your fans' lives, or a product or service you want to sell, but you have no idea how to catch the eye of a potential buyer?
We'll do a recap of your ideal client avatar, and we'll address you mission and vision. That is your foundation for everything you write. You'll get prompts that will improve your copy and help you come with new ideas you can implement with ease. And remember, it's all about being authentic!
FROM PART-TIME TO A PRO
Let's get serious about our art practice! You've probably dreamed about this for some time and now you're ready to take the leap. I'll help you prepare for the big change so it doesn't feel overwhelming to you. This session is not only for artists who want to change their career but also for those who are coming back to the art world after a break (being busy with life, kids, other projects etc.).
We'll follow up on our discussion around money and tackle pricing. Our pricing is often determined by our self-worth. I can't stress this enough but we have to become our biggest cheerleaders and believe in ourselves. So, in this session, we are going to discuss your current price range and work on techniques that will help you understand the value you are offering to the market. As one of my former coaches says, we'll simply learn to do what we love and get paid for it.
BUILDING A COLLECTION
In this session, we'll go over simple steps that will help you in your creative process. Creating a strong collection or body of work may seem daunting, but there are many steps you can take to make your decision-making process easy. We'll address the vision and message you want to introduce to the world, and we'll talk about topics such as color palette and symbolism that will unify your work.
This is definitely one of my most favorite topics. By creating various opportunities for women artists such as online exhibits, interviews, directory and an international art prize, I became very confident in preparing artists for the submission process.
In this session, we'll go over various documents that you need to prepare to be ready for almost any opportunity. We'll also cover how to photograph, organize and prepare your images for calls for art and we'll go step-by-step over the submission process. After this session, you'll never be nervous again about putting yourself out there!
Do you think it's old school? Not at all! While social media can provide us with a space to share and communicate our message, we don't own them. That means that anytime there's a change in algorithm or policy we can lose visibility, and our efforts to grow the accounts organically can bring small results. Building a mailing list means providing value to your potential clients and turning them into buyers. This goes for anything you do. I'll give you a simple strategy to grow your mailing list and focus on relationship-building. Because ultimately, that's what our small businesses are about. About building relationships with our clients.
Now, this is something we hear about all the time! On the one hand, it seems like an easy thing to do. On the other hand, life happens more than often and you can't really beat yourself up for not sticking to your plan at all times.
Together, we'll go over the concepts of planning, routine and habits. And as always, I'll teach you some techniques that will make your process enjoyable and effective.
CONFIDENCE, BOUNDARIES & GROWTH
You have all the basics you need to run a sustainable and successful art practice (whatever success means to you personally). When we talk about the confidence we are talking about the ability to focus, know your worth, understand the value you offer, effectively communicate and present yourself, lead powerfully etc. Setting healthy boundaries will help you with that too. And we are back to mindset work so let's get some practice.
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