Art is your life. Make it your living. 

Do you love your creative work yet find yourself at odds trying to balance the contrasting creative and business aspects of your art career?

Do you feel that you are muddling your way through your art career in terms of standards of business and understanding how to work with agents or artists?

The Be Smart About Art Academy specialises in working with artists and art dealers / gallerists to provide best practices and essential tools to facilitate career success and enjoyment. The Academy is based in London, and offers a programme of workshops (evening, daytime and weekend), longer courses (weekdays and weekends), one to one advisory, a member network and an alumni programme.

Started in 2012, the Academy follows vast funding cuts for an industry known to be shrouded in mystery and exclusivity. This is in addition to a void in programmes that provide practical art world and business training.

View the Full Course Programme (please check for updates as we are regularly adding new workshops & courses).

What people are saying :
“Insightful and myth breaking” -Jamie Zooby @jamiezoob

“Thank you for having me last night at The Be Smart About Art Academy talk, it was absolutely fantastic. Insightful, well organised, enjoyable and well balanced.” -Rosemary Cronin

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Photographs © MK Semos 2012.


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