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.