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October 15, 2020 | Alyson Stanfield

Pitching Your Story to My Podcast or Anyone Else’s

Black-and-white painting of a dog by Elizabeth Petrulis

I’m always on the lookout for artists with interesting business stories to tell.

I consider it my good fortune when I find them from one of my students or clients, and am equally happy when the story appears from beyond my immediate circle.

But I know there are hundreds and thousands of more stories out there that are waiting to be told. Not just to this podcast and blog, although that would be lovely, but to other podcasts, blogs, and media.

Make The Argument

I’m not crazy about the word “pitch” but I’m going with it. I use it in the sense that you are making an argument for something. You’re making an argument that I should pay attention to who you are and the art you make.

I specifically say “pitching your story” rather than “pitching your art” because most artists could benefit from massaging the stories they tell about themselves. You might not call it that, but it’s something that you’re constantly doing.

I’m more likely to pay attention to your art if you have a compelling story than if you ask me to buy, buy, buy.

  • You’re pitching your story when you post about your art on social media.
  • You’re pitching your story when you send an email to your list.
  • You’re pitching your story when you submit to an exhibition.
  • You’re pitching your story when you ask for gallery representation.
  • And take a minute to let this sink in. You’re (hopefully) pitching your story when you tell anyone you’re an artist. Anyone. At any point.

What I’m sharing will not only help you get featured on the Art Biz Podcast, but will also serve you when you pitch to other podcasts, bloggers, writers, and publications.

The more interviews you do and the more experience you get, the better you become at telling your story. You will also grow your audience and maybe even sell some art or attract new students and social media followers. You never know who is listening. Here are 5 steps for pitching your story.

September 26, 2019 | Alyson Stanfield

Producing an Artist Podcast with Miriam Schulman

Living the artist’s life doesn’t necessarily flow with owning a business—with gaining valuable business skills that help you earn income from your creativity.

But every so often I come across artists who are just as interested in learning about business as they are in being an artist. And I feature them in my interviews on the podcast and blog.

Miriam Schulman is one of those artists. She discovered a gift secondary to her art—a curiosity about how the art business works. Combined with the fact that she loves to talk and ask questions, Miriam found her calling in her weekly podcast, The Inspiration Place.

But it was a lot of work to start, and it’s a lot of work to keep up. If you have ever considered starting a podcast or sharing your story on a podcast, this episode of the Art Biz Podcast is for you.

In this interview you’ll hear about:

  • Miriam’s background in engineering and corporate finance and how she found the courage to transition to a full-time artist.
  • How she promoted her work early on and why she still believes in using a brag book.
  • The teaching spot she created called The Inspiration Place to collaborate with other artist teachers.
  • What gave Miriam the idea to
April 13, 2012 | Guest Blogger

9 Art Podcasts You Should Follow

9 Art Podcasts Artists Should Follow

Guest blogger Richard Slechta discusses that an often overlooked, but extremely rich resource for art inspiration and education, are podcasts. Richard shares his 9 top choices for art podcasts.

June 20, 2011 | Alyson Stanfield

Best of the Art Marketing Action Podcasts

While the Art Marketing Action podcast was closed down last fall, there are still 189 episodes on iTunes. To my amazement, more and more artists continue to find these old, but still relevant, audio programs. Maybe some of them will speak to you.

November 5, 2010 | Alyson Stanfield

What I’ve Learned about Producing Audio and Podcasts

Wednesday I announced the end of the Art Marketing Action podcast. While it was time to move on, I learned plenty of lessons from trying something new. I know a lot of you are trying audio and Internet radio. Maybe these thoughts will be of some benefit.

March 22, 2010 | Alyson Stanfield

Art Marketing Action Podcast: Spit Shine Your Image

The weekly Art Marketing Action podcast is an audio version of the newsletter of the same title. This week is all about cleaning up your weak areas so that you can present yourself to the world in the brightest light.

March 23, 2009 | Alyson Stanfield

Podcast: Clean Out for Spring

Clean out! Clean off! Spring cleaning makes room for better things. Here are seven areas to give your attention to in order to shed the weight . . . of things. Listen & Download The last episode of the Art Marketing Action podcast was November 22, 2010. You can listen …

January 19, 2009 | Alyson Stanfield

Podcast: Offer an upgrade

Increase your bottom line by offering upgrades to art buyers.   Prefer reading to listening? Check out the Art Marketing Action newsletter. Subscribe to the Art Marketing Action podcast at iTunes. Instructions for subscribing to this podcast.

January 12, 2009 | Alyson Stanfield

Podcast: Pitch your story to magazines

What are the 3 most important things for pitching a story to magazines?   If you're interested in more on this topic, former magazine editor Jennifer King did a teleseminar with me entitled How to Get Your Art in Magazines, which is available for audio download and on CD. It’s …

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