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Are fear and procrastination keeping you from making progress in your art business? Artists Laura Lee Griffin and Nikki May believe strongly in the power of community, accountability, following your intuition, taking small actionable steps, and breaking down the barriers that keep you "stuck". The Startist Society will inspire you to stop getting in your own way and start building an art biz and life that you love. Follow along with us on our creative business journey as we encourage you on ...
 
Want to learn how to sell and market your art? Whether you are looking for inspiration for your art or learn the perspiration of the work of art, you've come to the right place. It’s perfect to learn the practical strategies you need to learn to sell your art plus develop a confident mindset in order to succeed. Not only is profiting from your passion possible but it is also common. We also dive into topics such as social media marketing - like Instagram and Facebook, selling art in gallerie ...
 
Ready to leave your 9-5 but don’t know how? Wondering what it takes to scale a creative business and make consistent income? Want to hear from the biggest creative brands on how they built their businesses? The Jenna Rainey Show is packed full of tangible and impactful tools for starting and building a thriving business. Hosted by best-selling author and creative powerhouse Jenna Rainey, this podcast is a peek into tactical strategies behind social media, pricing, negotiating, creativity and ...
 
How does creativity shape our lives? Through interviews with artists, makers, creators and general lovers of life, we will explore how creativity has helped them to carve out a unique and fulfilling life. This is a great resource for creatives in any field, of any ability, from professional to hobbyist. Ultimately though, this a life affirming podcast that we hope will inspire you to pursue your own ideas and dreams, whatever they may be! We explore these peoples personal paths to where they ...
 
The story of success can be messy, but messy in the interesting part! We’re going to dive into the success stories of artists, particularly those of women, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ folks; voices we need to hear more of in the world. I hope these stories inspire you to keep going down your own creative path. We’re here to tell you you don't need permission to exist and create. You may not be a success story yet, but all stories start somewhere. Let’s take a look into the world of creativ ...
 
The Art Business Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Melanie Greenwood, founder of Vision City Design Studio. This podcast is perfect if you are a fine artist, illustrator, designer or hand letterer and you want to sell your art online, market your art on social media, make passive income and build a successful art selling brand. As a graphic designer herself, Melanie offers valuable insights into how she built her design studio, sold thousands of art pieces to customers all over the world an ...
 
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This episode explores the intersection between spirituality and politics, and why they’re mutually exclusive. Some of the conversations I’ve had recently have been challenging people to think differently, and I fully believe this is an essential role of an artist, which is why I’ve integrated my views on racism, feminism, spirituality, politics, an…
 
Laura and Nikki discuss procrastination, fear, overwhelm and analysis paralysis that keep you stuck and offer 3 actionable steps to help you get out of your own way and start making progress on your art biz. Topics discussed: Fear of failure vs. fear of success Shiny object syndrome Analysis paralysis Wanting to do ALL THE THINGS! Overwhelm Forming…
 
Good money management is crucial—yet often an uncomfortable topic—for entrepreneurs. And so as we gear up for 2021, I have Isaiah Goodman back on the podcast to give us more practical tips for preparing your financial strategy and setting a budget. Isaiah is the founder of BecomingFinancial.com and MoneyVerbs.com. He is a Certified Financial Educat…
 
In this Episode, I talk with friend and professional artist Paul Apps. Paul describes himself as an impressionist realist, adept at using a wide range of mediums to bring his artwork to life. We touch on Pauls’ use of multimedia at the beginning of the episode, before diving into the evolution of art as a business, and Pauls’ unwavering commitment …
 
Today, we’re talking all about poverty mindset. In this podcast, you will discover... The difference between poverty mindset and starving artist mindset, and how to break free of these limiting beliefs. For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/117 Never miss an episode! Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to d…
 
In this last episode of Season 1, Fran talks with Crystal Jaudon about being a teacher in the age of Covid and what it’s like to curate Art Mama Moves, an underground art movement originally based in South Florida. Crystal talks about her commitment to artistic and personal growth by serving as a mentor to other artists in our community and how pol…
 
I want to get real and personal with you today about a topic that's incredibly important to me—living with a mental illness. This year (2020) has been tough for so many people. Even without the uncertainty of the economy and the pandemic, being a business owner has its challenges. Mental illness is not a weakness and it is not anyone's fault. You a…
 
Today, we’re talking all about why you should celebrate your wins. I’ll be blending the Law of Attraction theory with brain science and positive psychology. In this podcast, you will discover... 10 reasons why you should track and celebrate your wins to get out of a funk. Why, in order to move closer to your goal, you need to focus on your progress…
 
One of the goals of this podcast is to open the conversation to include the unincluded. In this episode of Look at Us Now, Fran strays from the world of art and talks with her friend Sarah, with an H, Kennedy about what it’s like to be a parent of an LGBTQIA+ child. The election was still being counted when this episode was recorded so much is disc…
 
In this Episode I run through some of my key methods for using Instagram productively. I delve a little into some of the pitfalls of Instagram; including the numbers trap and the importance of depth over breadth when looking at follower numbers. Following this, I talk about how to use Instagram effectively; addressing questions such as 'Which numbe…
 
There's a time to copy and then there's a definite time to not copy. Here's the difference: It is ok to copy to learn. It is NOT ok to replicate or copy someone's work to pass it off as your own and use it for marketing or commercial purposes. This is in fact why there are copyright laws and intellectual property lawyers. Here's the thing. It's rea…
 
Today, we’re talking all about what to look for if you want to join an artist mastermind group for 2021. In this podcast, you will discover... Every artist should be in a mastermind. The term mastermind was coined by Napoleon Hill in 1935 who wrote the book, "Think and Grow Rich," and concluded that the most successful people were a part of a maste…
 
In this episode, graphic designer, Chelsea Sanders talks to Fran about the importance of being healthy in body and in mind while running a business. She talks about the benefits of networking with other industries and she shares the beautiful story of how she met her fiancé, Sara and Sara pops in to tell her version of the story. Check below for li…
 
The role of creativity and art is a fascinating and important topic, now more than ever! In this episode I chat with artist and recently qualified Art Therapist, Kat Williamson. We touch on Art as Therapy but we go much deeper into the psychology and science of why Art can be so powerful when used as therapy. It’s ability to break down our barriers…
 
How many hashtags are you using? Are you using popular ones or niched ones? If you find hashtags confusing, you're not alone! There's so much conflicting info and research about Instagram hashtags, so get out your notebook and let's get a tangible game plan to navigate the hashtag dilemmas. In this crash course episode, I give you the best tools I'…
 
Today, we’re talking all about the power of daily practice. In this podcast, you will discover... Why bringing playfulness to your practice doesn’t undermine your seriousness Common misconceptions about the role of discipline in your daily practice Why creating a ritual of daily practice can add much needed meaning to your life For full show notes,…
 
When Nicold Pittman was overwhelmed with student loan debt she turned her hobby of creating handmade jewelry into a business. She combines beaded work with copper, brass, sterling silver, and gold to produce unique jewelry pieces. In this episode of Look at Us Now, Fran and Nicold discuss what that entails, including setting up tents at events and …
 
Just over a year ago, I decided it was time to hire an assistant. I wanted to grow my business and also do less of the things that weren't my specialities. That's when Kelly came into my life and now, she's my right-hand lady/operations manager/integrator. I'm super excited to introduce you to her and let you all in on what it's really like behind-…
 
Today, we’re talking all about how this time is shaping my art practice, and the lessons for you on bringing playfulness into your art. In this podcast, you will discover... Why you need to embrace your inner weirdo. Why the opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression -- so to lift yourself out of depression, you need to bring …
 
Michael Chad Barrett earned degrees in painting and art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While attending, he discovered that he could combine classical painting techniques with a sophisticated use of Southern decorative tradition, to create art that is simultaneously original and familiar. Chad Barrett's work expresses narrative…
 
Mindset is a HUGE topic not only in the entrepreneurial space, but also in wellness and personal growth. And for good reason! Mindset is incredibly powerful, even more than we realize sometimes. In this episode, I give you my 3 top mindset shifts that I think are game-changers. Episode show notes: https://jennarainey.com/mindsetshifts/…
 
Today, we’re talking all about how to use SEO to sell more art! In this podcast, you will discover... What SEO is and why should you care about it How to do keyword research 3 ways to help art collectors find you right now For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/112 Never miss an episode! Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want t…
 
Kirin Makker, Associate Professor in American Studies at Hobart William Smith, is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist with advanced degrees in literature, architecture, and planning. At HWS she teaches ‘drawing as a tool for storytelling’ and a seminar in ‘critical space theory and practice.’ Her art has been exhibited in juried exhibitions, co…
 
I'm a firm believer that your morning routine can set the tone for your day—personally and professionally. So when Jennifer Cook of Minimal and Well asked me to be part of her Power Morning speaker series, I was pumped. I'm super passionate about wellness and over the last 8 years of owning my business, I've experienced how morning habits and what …
 
Today, we’re talking all about getting past the approval trap. In this podcast, you will discover... Why success and failure are on the same road… just that success is a little further along. Why it's a terrible thing to go through life with diamonds in your pockets that you don’t notice because you’re focused on other people’s jewels. Why you shou…
 
Kirin Makker, Associate Professor in American Studies at Hobart William Smith, is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist with advanced degrees in literature, architecture, and planning. At HWS she teaches ‘drawing as a tool for storytelling’ and a seminar in ‘critical space theory and practice.’ Her art has been exhibited in juried exhibitions, co…
 
Have you ever received an email or DM or text from a friend asking you for help on a creative project...for free? Or maybe it was in exchange for a hug or some exposure. It can be a tough situation! In this episode, I talk about what to consider when asked for free work. Because in my experience there may be a time and a place for it! In all honest…
 
Today, we’re talking all about branding and why it matters. In this podcast, you will discover... Why your brand is more than just the colors and fonts you choose for your website. Why you can’t compartmentalize your values as a working artist. Are you censoring yourself? For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/110 Never miss an episode! Are you…
 
Now that I've been licensing my art for a few years and we're gearing up for our Brand Plus Brand course launch, I've been thinking about things I wish I had known before starting this journey. So for this bonus episode, we turned the tables and I'm actually the guest answering questions from my licensing agent, Julie Turkel, on her podcast. If you…
 
Leah Campbell Badertscher is a coach for visionaries, leaders, artists, and Entrepreneurs. And she creates incredible oil paintings that are meaningful, beautiful, soul-stirring, and for the people. Leah and Fran talk about the emotional pain that can occur when their process is disturbed. How consumers of their art might think creating art is a ma…
 
Budgeting and managing finances are a sore spot for so many entrepreneurs (me included). I think part of it is because it seems rare for creatives to have been really properly taught how to do it, whether it's for our personal expenses or business expenses. And it's super uncomfortable to just "wing it" with money! Yet so many of us do it. So I'm s…
 
Today, we’re talking all about my top core values and how’re they’re reflected at The Inspiration Place place as part of this brand, and the way I’m running my art business. I’m inviting you into this process to see how my personal values have guided my decisions over the past year with regards to this podcast and The Inspiration Place. In this pod…
 
A surface pattern design Q&A with Jocelyn Sipowicz (aka Just Jos)! Jos is lifestyle print and product designer (and alum of Brand Plus Brand—my course on licensing that I co-teach with my agent, Julie Turkel!) She has robust experience in the fashion industry (Coach, Chico's) as well as home textiles and accessories (Loloi). In her work with brands…
 
In this episode, Fran catches up with her former student, Rachel Christianson. Along with working in LA as an actor, she has been seen on stage in various theatres in Cincinnati and Chicago. She is also the owner and lead puppet builder at Puppet Mechanics. She has built puppets for stage productions (the regional premiere of Hand to God with Victo…
 
Let's talk about how you can make more money on DIY licensing platforms like Creative Market. What do I mean by DIY licensing platforms? They are websites where you can simply upload your artwork and the company either puts it on products—everything from phone cases to beach towels and coffee mugs—or sells the art files to other designers. Popular …
 
Today, we’re talking all about the one thing you need to make your art business “real.” If you already consider your business real and not a hobby, make sure you have this one thing! In this podcast, you will discover... Why I never have to ask my husband’s “permission” to spend money. Why this one thing will help you make the most important decisi…
 
Frances Cadora talks with Andrew Magnes who is a Founding Partner of League Studio, a creative think tank located in Red Hook, Brooklyn offering full and professional Architectural services. Andrew talks about being a professional architect, coming out to his parents and telling them he was pursuing an artistic path. Learn more about Andrew: Websit…
 
How do you create impact with technology and still make your customer experience feel personalized? That's the question I explored in this episode with Brandi Bernoskie. Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim and North Star Sites—companies that help entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presen…
 
Today, we’re talking all about using art to heal trauma. In this podcast, you will discover... How using a visual journal is an effective form of therapy An exercise you can try today to lessen your anxiety in the face of uncertainty Some soothing to recover from the collective trauma of 2020 For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/107 Never mis…
 
The story of success can be messy, but messy in the interesting part! We’re going to dive into the success stories of artists, particularly those of women, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ folks; voices we need to hear more of in the world. I hope these stories inspire you to keep going down your own creative path. We’re here to tell you you don't nee…
 
Today, we’re talking all about making your art business legal. In this podcast, you will discover... What you need to do first to set up a business! Which very important legal documents you need to have on your e-commerce website (one of these is required by law)! What the heck the difference is between an LLC, sole proprietor, and what you really …
 
Informative shopping research (sometimes referred to as competitive research) in the world of licensing is KEY, especially when pitching your work to partner with your dream manufacturing brand or licensing agent. Informative research helps you answer these questions and more: What's trending (even outside your industry)? What manufacturers have li…
 
Jake Spicer is not only a fantastic artist, but also I very highly regarded life drawing tutor, successful author and head of Draw, a life drawing studio school in Brighton. And, as you will soon hear, so much more! In part 2 we go deeper into drawing & creativity, the world of life drawing, teaching, book writing and oh, so much more. You could pu…
 
Today, we’re talking about harnessing your creativity to write copy for your business and why you don’t need to use flowery language to sell your art. In this podcast, you will discover... The counterintuitive secret to get your creativity flowing (so you can come up with endless ideas for your Instagram captions, emails, and social media posts) Ho…
 
Pinterest is a search engine—an amazing free tool that you can use as a creative entrepreneur to boost organic search traffic, generate new leads, and attract new customers. In other words, it helps MORE people discover you and your beautiful work! In this short episode, I'm giving you my 3 tips to help you optimize your pinning strategy. Episode s…
 
Today, we’re talking all about imperfect allyship. In this podcast, you will discover... What practical action steps you can take to embrace being an anti-racist artist or an inclusive art educator. Why color-blindness is an inauthentic platitude that actually reinforces white supremacy. How your imperfect actions best perfect placating captions. F…
 
Niche marketing, when done with intentionality, can transform your business. Two people that understand the ins and outs of this niche marketing approach is Tom Ross and Mike Janda. Tom is the founder and CEO at Design Cuts, the highest-rated online marketplace for designers. Design Cuts helps their community of 550,000 members save money off the b…
 
Today, we’re talking all about building online art classes. In this podcast, you will discover... Why there’s never been a better time for online art classes (and the data to back it up!) The 3 shortcuts that you can use to narrow down your topic (perfect if you have too many ideas and can’t decide!) Discover the 3 production pathways for building …
 
Being a mom and CEO is incredibly challenging, there's no question about it. Since 2012, I've identified myself as a business owner, artist, and designer who earns a good living doing something that I love. Once I became a mom to my now 1.5 year old son, EVERYTHING changed. If you're a parent, then you know allll about those first few months of par…
 
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