Art Career Development Plan
If you are looking for help in developing your artistic practice and career, I have prepared something for you. A monthly mentoring plan that will allow you to define short and long-term goals and create a step-by-step plan to achieve them.
30-minute weekly calls and customised homework assignments will make you feel more motivated to take action. If you want, you can sign up for 1, 2 or 3 months. I am here to guide you and make you feel more confident in the art world.
Month 1: Setting Goals and Self-Assessment
Week 1: Orientation and Goal Setting
Our journey begins by getting to know you – your background, your artistic aspirations, and your dreams. Through a personal consultation, we'll uncover your artistic path and set the stage for your growth. Your first homework assignment: articulate your short-term and long-term career goals, providing the roadmap for your artistic future.
Week 2: Self-Assessment
Self-discovery is essential for growth. In the second week, we'll conduct a thorough assessment of your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Armed with insights from this self-assessment, you'll gain a deeper understanding of your unique artistic journey, supported by a self-assessment worksheet.
Week 3: Skill Development Plan
Building on your self-assessment, we'll collaboratively outline a personalised skill development plan. We'll identify areas for skill enhancement and provide you with curated resources to further your artistic abilities.
Week 4: Portfolio Review
Your portfolio is your artistic identity. During this week, we'll meticulously review your portfolio and provide constructive feedback to refine and enhance your body of work. Your homework assignment will be focused on updating and improving your portfolio based on our insights.
Month 2: Marketing and Branding
Week 1: Personal Branding
At the beginning, we'll delve into the significance of crafting a unique artist statement and brand identity that reflects your artistic essence. Through guided exercises, you'll create or refine these crucial elements of your artist persona.
Week 2: Online Presence
In today's digital age, a strong online presence is non-negotiable. The second week is dedicated to exploring strategies for building a compelling online presence. You'll receive guidance on updating your website and optimising your social media profiles to showcase your art effectively.
Week 3: Marketing Strategies
Week three is all about discovering diverse marketing strategies and promotional tactics tailored to your unique artistry. You'll craft a personalised marketing plan that aligns with your goals and artistic vision.
Week 4: Networking and Community Engagement
Art thrives within a community. During week four, we'll emphasise the importance of networking and engaging with the art community. You'll be encouraged to attend art events and connect with fellow artists to foster meaningful relationships and expand your artistic horizons.
Month 3: Professional Development
Week 1: Time Management and Productivity
Effective time management is key to a successful art practice. In the first week, we'll explore time management techniques and productivity tips specifically tailored to artists. You'll leave with a personalised weekly schedule to optimise your art practice.
Week 2: Financial Planning and Budgeting Plan
We will delve into the crucial aspects of financial planning and budgeting for artists. You'll develop a comprehensive financial plan and budget to track your income and expenses, ensuring a sustainable career in art.
Week 3: Pricing and Sales
Understanding pricing strategies and the art sales process is essential for financial success. Week three is dedicated to these crucial topics. You'll research pricing models and craft a strategic approach to art sales.
Week 4: Reflection and Future Planning
This week is reserved for reflection and future planning. We'll reflect on your progress, celebrate your achievements, and set clear goals for your artistic future. Your homework assignment will involve updating your career development plan for the next six months, ensuring your continued growth and success as an artist.