Surveys on Buying Art and Selling Art

Tom Brereton Downs, owner of the site Artolo,  recently received lots of fantastic feedback from artists about their experience of selling art.  He’d now like to know more about experiences (or not) of BUYING art, and would love you to complete his simple online questionnaire:

http://info.artolo.com/buying-art-questionnaire

He’d love it if you could SHARE the questionnaire with as many people as possible (via email, Facebook, Tweeting about it etc.). He’ll be  happy to share a summary of the findings, which will hopefully be pretty insightful, with anybody that completes the survey(there is a checkbox at the bottom of the questionnaire to tick, if you’d like to receive a copy).

Thank you,

PS If you are an artist and have not completed the selling art survey questionaire, please do so–http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/. If you happen to know any artists that haven’t completed the SELLING ART questionnaire he’d be really grateful if you could and could send this link to them http://info.artolo.com/selling-art-questionnaire/

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MutantSpace: Submit Your Art + Skills Exchange Bank

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Mutant Space is one of those sites that really understands how to put online sharing tools to use in meaningful ways. They started their skills exchange project back in 2008 with a simple premise– to give artists opportunities to work with a co-operative of people from all over the world who believe in sharing their skills and resources to make things happen.
So how does the MUTANTSPACE Skills Exchange Bank work?
  • You sign-up
  • Put your skills into the MutantSpace bank
  • Then when you need a creative, production, management, or marketing skill to realise your arts project or event you go into the bank and take what you need.
  • You give what you can and take what you want. Everybody co – operates, everybody helps each other, everybody keeps the door open to endless possibility.

Then to put it all into practice, Mutantspace started a DIY arts festival. The festival, called The Trash Culture Revue, is held twice a year in Cork City, Ireland and is produced with no money! In keeping with this “creative economy” the entire festive operates on the skills of the members of exchange bank. Since kicking-off the first festival in 2009 they’ve produced well over 100 events. Mutant Space says, “What’s best about this festival is that it’s autonomous, it belongs to the members of this exchange. It answers to nobody. And it works. Above all it’s alot of fun.” In an email I received from Moray of Mutant Space, the next Trash Culture Revue is Friday 22nd March. Moray says that there’s been a lot of interest, so the sooner you get in contact with him the better if you want to participate. (E: admin@mutantspace.com)  Then the next revue will take place from May 16th- May 19th, 2013. Get involved now.

The Mutant Space arts blog posts art images four times a day of art from around the world. They love receiving submissions of painting, sculpture, street art, photography, design and illustration/ painting, performance, print, graffiti, murals, installation, exhibitions, photography, collage, and drawing as well as music, video, animation, film and collaborations between different art forms. They love anything on food, theatre, literature and poetry as well as essays, short stories, criticism, politics and activism and also do profiles on art collectives, co-operatives and festivals.

Launching Tweet Swap for Creative Sharing

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I have  taken part in Tweet Swap over the past year and I always found  only high quality tweets on creative arts, art and design, photography and such listed for sharing.

The way it works is that you add your tweet to the share list, then select 2-3 from the list to tweet to your followers. Others on the list will tweet your tweet.

This is Zoltan’s project and he just sent out this notification–

Hey guys, just a quick note to let you know that we now have a simple Register Interest page up for a dedicated, proper version of Tweet Swap.

The benefits of being a member are as follows:
1. Grow your Twitter followers (your Twitter handle is included on all of your Tweets sent out by other members)
2. Increase your web traffic (when you Tweet about a post on your website, that Tweet will be re-sent out by other members to their followers)
3. Introduce your Twitter followers to relevant, interesting content from other TweetSwap members
Check it all out here and sign up to find out more if you’re interested. Oh, and please help us spread the word!
Thanks to all of you who have helped us test it over the past year or so.
Thanks,
Zolton

New Blog Post: 50% Off on Fine Print Imaging

Fine Print Imaging has a special new customer offer – 50% off your first order, with savings up to $250. You can see the details here: http://www.fineprintimaging.com/prospects/index.html

Fine Print…One Great Company – Three Great Services!

Put Your Dreams Into Action:How Creative Entrepreneurs can Market and Sell Their Products

  Carolyn Edlund is the next speaker for the Creative Souls Telesummit.

  Her talk will be “Put Your Dream Into Action: How Creative Entrepreneurs can Market and Sell Their Products

Carolyn Edlund’s talk, Put Your Dream Into Action: How Creative Entrepreneurs can Market and Sell Their Products

will include information about:

  • How to know if your product is ready
  • Your unique selling position
  • Branding and online presence
  • Business planning and goal setting
  • Understanding your market and why this is crucial
  • Creating multiple income streams
  • How many ways are their to sell your work?
  • Marketing techniques – the secret to making 6 times as many sales!

It’s free, and the interview (with Tamra Fleming) starts at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, (12 noon Pacific), on Wednesday, May 18th.

It lasts 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q & A at the end.   Participants can purchase all the interviews with speakers, and upgrade packages, if they wish.

Here is the link:  http://bit.ly/fCjumP

Hey, I’m on Twitter. Follow Me!

My oldest Twitter account has over one thousand followers:

http://www.twitter.com/MarieKazalia

and I’m just getting started with my newest Twitter user name:

http://www.twitter.com/TransArtGuide

and I also started this twitter account a few months ago:

http://www.twitter.com/TransmediArtist

Love to have artists on them all. Please follow one or all three! I will follow you back.

Tip: List your art business on Twellow (http://twellow.com) –it’s sort of the Yellow Pages for Twitter.