Antiques Trade Gazette writer Anna Brady featured Susan Mumford in the weekly print edition’s “dealers’ dossier”. A transcription and image are below. To find out more about the ATG, read available online resources and subscribe, click here.
“Navigating the art business, whether as an artist or dealer, can be a minefield of unspoken conventions and mind-boggling bureaucracy. Hence why London-based American susan Mumford, above, founded Be smart About Art in 2012, organising training workshops, talks and panel discussions, networking events and one-to-one mentoring for artists, dealers and others involved in the art world.
These events are open to non- members, although the events are considerably cheaper for members – membership is £95 per year.
One of the most popular regular events organised by BSAA are the Be Smart About Art First Fridays, networking drinks events at galleries around London on the first Friday of each month. The next is on March 1 from 6.30-8.30pm, at a venue to be confirmed, and is free to members and £15 for guests.
Other events coming up include an
Art Dealers’ Bootcamp from February
4-6, 9am-6pm, at The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11. The event is aimed at those in the first three years of trading and will aim to teach the basics of running a successful business, with around ten speakers over the three days.
Price: members £350, early bird £495, full £750.
On March 5, there is an evening workshop on the Dos and Don’ts for Artists Seeking Representation from 6.30- 9pm at a venue to be confirmed. Price: members £7.50, early bird £10, full £15.
For more details see www.besmartaboutart.com“