How are you doing, artbosses?
Take a deep breath. (Okay, maybe several.) It is a crazy time in the world, and we are feeling it too. That’s why we put together a list of resources for our fellow creative entrepreneurs.
If you are have questions or are in need of guidance as you navigate your creative career or build your business, let us know. We are here for you. While we are not hosting any in-person events for the time being, we do offer “two-on-one” online coaching sessions.
Details about everything are below.
Plus, we wanted to share a quick recap of our incredible semester spent connecting with art and design students across Colorado.
Yours in creativity,
Jessica & Julia
Digital Marketing Checklist for Creatives
Whether you are in quarantine or sheltering-in-place, it is likely that you are trying to figure our how to manage your creative business online right now. Or, perhaps events or exhibitions were canceled, and you need a digital strategy for the future. Here is a checklist to help guide you.
Make sure the following are fully updated:
- Social media profiles across each platform you use
- E-commerce (Etsy, Shopify, Square, or WooCommerce)
More thoughts on digital marketing:
Consider sending an email newsletter, reaching out to current and past clients to let them know what you can offer online right now, or your availability for projects.
- Can you partner with a fellow creative to collaborate and cross-promote your work?
- Can you put together on online exhibition, or take a video of a current exhibition to share across social media and your website?
- Post consistently on social media. Think about a social media campaign with a theme that could drive clients to your website.
These are just a start, but now is the time to start thinking in terms of an online marketplace for what you do.
In times like these, the creative community pulls together. Here are some resources we have gathered together to help you weather the storm. Just click the links below for more information.
If you have questions, please let us know! We are happy to help.
For artists who are parents:
Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL)
For all types of artists and arts organizations:
Common Field Resources (includes an open source document with an updated list regularly)
Colorado Creative Industries
Rauschenberg Emergency Medical Grants
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emergency Resources
Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Response Information
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts COVID-19 Resource Guide
For performing arts organizations:
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Emergency Grants
Do you have a resource to share? Email us, and we can post it on social media!
Two-on-One Coaching with Artboss
If you looking to develop a specific marketing plan, make sure your web presence and social media strategies are optimized, or simply need to talk to two creative entrepreneurs who have weathered many an economic storm, contact us!
Book an online coaching session for 90 minutes. Students receive 20% off! Click here for details.
We also offer more in-depth and extensive coaching packages for the career professional, which dive deep into your business and provide you with a comprehensive plan.