The Creatives Business Collective
NOT YOUR ORDINARY ARTIST BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP
THE CREATIVES BUSINESS COLLECTIVE IS FOR ARTISTS, MAKERS, AND CREATIVES WHO WANT TO CREATE CONSISTENT INCOME SELLING THEIR ART, WHO WANT MORE TIME TO CREATE, AND WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS TO CONNECT WITH. WHETHER YOU'RE ON DAY ONE OR YEAR FIVE, THE CBC EXPERIENCE WILL TAKE YOUR ART BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
This membership will provide you with a community of like-minded artists who are working to build successful businesses. We have real conversations about the challenges and realities of running a creative business. It’s a place for you to ask all your burning questions.
I HELP ARTISTS BUILD SELF-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES THAT ALLOW THEM MORE TIME FOR ARTISTIC CREATION!
I CREATED THE CREATIVES BUSINESS COLLECTIVE BECAUSE I'VE SPENT YEARS BUILDING MY BUSINESS ALONE. I WENT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL ART BUSINESS AND THEY WERE HIDDEN UNDER PILES OF BUSINESS ADVICE THAT SIMPLY WASN'T APPLICABLE TO ARTISTS OR MY QUESTIONS WENT UNANSWERED.
I KNEW THERE HAD TO BE AN EASIER AND BETTER WAY TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE ART BUSINESS. SO AFTER NEARLY 10 YEARS OF NAVIGATING THE ART WORLD FROM THE OUTSIDE, I DECIDED TO CREATE EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED WHEN I FIRST STARTED MY BUSINESS.
THE CREATIVES BUSINESS COLLECTIVE FLIPS THE SCRIPT ON YOUR TYPICALLY BUSINESS-FOCUSED MEMBERSHIP!
THE CBC EXPERIENCE WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES. THIS MEMBERSHP IS FOR YOU IF...
you want to generate reliable income selling your art
you want to simplify your business processes so you can spend more time in your studio
you feel alone in your journey as a creative business owner
you have burning questions and nowhere to turn for answers
you are looking for a community of artists to connect with
THE KEY IS STARTING FROM WHERE YOU ARE!
I started my little baby art business while working full-time in a completely different career. I decided to turn my hobby and lifelong passion into my new career after several years of ‘dipping my toe in the water’... AKA selling to family + friends and participating in small, local exhibitions (and taking low quality photos to remember them, esh!)
I eventually transitioned to part-time work, part-time business owner, but wedding + family photography paid most of my business bills at that time. Even after going full-time into my art business, photography still brought in most of my business revenue for the first year or two. I started making a real profit from selling my art in year five.
As I was building and growing my art business,
I didn’t have connections or a community within the art world. I didn’t have experience in business or marketing or a degree in the arts. I didn’t have anywhere to turn for answers to my questions or guidance along the way.
I didn’t have a clue!
After years of searching and scraping my way along, I now have a network of artist friends and fellow business owners. I have people to talk business with and seek advice from when I feel stuck or unsure. I’ve created a foundational knowledge base of how to run my art business through trial and error, educational opportunities, diligence, coaching, and nearly a decade of experience.
I could have gotten to where I am now so much faster
if I’d had relationships with other artists who had built similar businesses. The journey would have been considerably easier if I had a place to turn when I had questions. My business building experience could have been less stressful if I’d had access to resources developed specifically to help artists and creatives.
WHEN YOU JOIN US IN THE CREATIVES BUSINESS COLLECTIVE, YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH...
A BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING YOUR ART BUSINESS, SO YOU HAVE A CLEAR PLAN FOR GROWING YOUR ART BUSINESS AND FEEL CONFIDENT IN YOUR STEP-BY-STEP PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD.
A NETWORK OF OTHER ARTISTS WHO ARE ON THE SAME ART BUSINESS BUILDING JOURNEY, THAT WILL HELP YOU FEEL SEEN AND SUPPORTED!
A COMMUNITY TO REACH OUT TO WHEN YOU HAVE BURNING QUESTIONS, SO THAT YOU NEVER FEEL ON YOUR OWN OR STUCK MAKING YOUR NEXT BIG BUSINESS MOVE!
What you will get inside
The Creatives Business Collective...
CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATIVES...
THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICALY LECTURE SERIES...IT'S NOT A LECTURE AT ALL ACTUALLY. THESE ARE REAL CONVERSATIONS WITH GUEST ARTISTS ABOUT THE REALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF RUNNING A CREATIVE BUSINESS.
This is our time to dig deep and share our real experiences building an art business. These podcast-style coffee chats are unscripted and will give you a glimpse inside creative businesses at all levels. We all take similar paths that look so different and these conversations will show you that your business only needs to work for you and doesn’t need to fit a mold of any shape.
TECHNICAL Q+A SESSIONS...
GET THE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO... WHERE TO... WHEN TO...
When I decided to go full-time with my business, I still didn’t know what I was doing, but I was determined to figure it out. I reached out to fellow artists that I’d met at different events to ask them all the questions. I came to meetings with my legal pad list of questions and was met with crickets. These other artists, who were several years into running their art businesses, didn’t have answers to the technical business questions that I was asking. The lack of answers led me down many, many years of endless research – much of which simply wasn’t applicable to an art business.
AFTER YOU PUT THE WORK IN WITH THE DELIVERABLE RESOURCES, YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME BACK WITH YOUR QUESTIONS FOR CLARIFICATION AND GUIDANCE - FROM ME AND THE GROUP!
WEEKLY CO-WORKING SESSIONS...
CONNECT WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS AT THESE VIRTUAL CO-WORKING SESSIONS MEANT TO GIVE YOU THE TIME AND SPACE TO TAKE BIG ACTION IN YOUR BUSINESS. COME TO WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH OTHER ARTISTS AS YOU CREATE NEW WORK OR SCHEDULE THIS TIME TO MAKE PROGRESS WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS.
So many of us work in silos in our studios and that can be a really lonely experience. Weekly co-working sessions will give you time to work alongside your new artist friends. Come to connect, support, and engage with the community!
What else you get inside the membership...
A new theme each month that cycles yearly and walks you through the blueprint for building your art business.
Monthly deliverables - simple resources to help you build strategy into your art business [we will discuss social media, website building, selling your art, pricing, and so much more]. This is where we all buckle down and do. the. work!
A community of like-minded artists to ask questions of, seek feedback and critiques of your work, and a network of people who know exactly what you're going through.
Opportunities for casual connection with other creatives and small group coaching on specific topics/struggles.
So how much does it cost?
THIS MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS, SO WILL ALWAYS BE KEPT AT A RATE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE FOR WORKING ARTISTS. I WANT ANY ARTIST THAT HAS BIG GOALS FOR THEIR ART BUSINESS TO HAVE THE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO MOVE FORWARD QUICKLY AND WITHOUT THE STRESS OF DOING IT ALONE.
WILL I HAVE TIME FOR ALL OF THIS? WHAT IF I ALREADY DON'T HAVE TIME TO WORK IN MY BUSINESS...
THE CBC EXPERIENCE WAS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO SAVE YOU TIME IN THE LONG-RUN AND DOESN'T REQUIRE LARGE TIME COMMITMENTS NOW. THIS IS AN ENTIRELY 'MOVE AT YOUR OWN PACE' MEMBERSHIP, WITH BUILT-IN ACCOUNTABILITY IF THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED. THE WEEKLY CO-WORKING SESSIONS WILL PROVIDE YOU THE TIME AND SPACE TO TAKE BIG ACTION IN YOUR BUSINESS. SMALL ACTIONS DONE WITH GREAT INTENTION WILL COMPOUND INTO HUGE PROGRESS.
WHAT IF I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE FINANCIAL COMMITMENT...
NO PROBLEM! YOU CAN CANCEL ANYTIME. BUT I KNOW THAT ONCE YOU JOIN US, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE GREAT PROGRESS IN YOUR ART BUSINESS. CBC IS INTENTIONALLY A LOW-COST MEMBERSHIP TO ACCOMMODATE ARTISTS AND CREATIVES AT EVERY LEVEL. I WANT EVERY ARTIST TO HAVE ACCESS TO A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY, A PLACE TO COME TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED, AND BUSINESS RESOURCES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR CREATIVES.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS...
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU FROM EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE. IF YOU FEEL STUCK ON AN ENDLESS CREATION HAMSTER WHEEL (AKA TRADING YOUR TIME FOR MONEY), FEEL ISOLATED IN YOUR STUDIO PRACTICE, WANT TO GROW AND SCALE YOUR BUSINESS, AND/OR WANT TO CREATE GREATER EFFICIENCIES WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS TO FREE UP MORE OF YOUR TIME...THEN THE CBC EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU!
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS...
I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.
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