Becoming a successful artist seems impossible. You’re running out of places to store everything you make.
You are frustrated because you don’t know the next steps for a successful art business.
You feel alone and unvalidated because the work isn’t selling. You’re starting to question your purpose.
I'm Alyson Stanfield and I’ve worked with hundreds of students and clients that have been in the same situation, and it stinks. That’s why I created the Art Career Success System.
I know the year-long ACSS is a lot to commit to, but I see too many artists gathering information - often unimportant information - rather than focusing on what actually works. And implementing takes time.
You wouldn't expect to master a new art form in a few weeks or months. You certainly can't expect to master a business in that time. The Art Career Success System gives you the time and space to build that mastery.
Set goals that put you on the path of becoming a successful artist.
Take daily action toward your goals – creating a habit.
Focus on proven and fundamental strategies that will help you gain recognition for your art.
Have support and accountability as you expand your art career.
Create business plans designed just for you – something you can use every day and at any point in your career.
I just took down my show and received the largest check in my art career history.
I can say with confidence it is 100% a result of what I’ve learned in the Art Career Success System.
The best part is that I know I haven’t learned everything yet. I look forward to putting into practice the skills I have learned as time goes on.
At Art Biz Success, we know that you want to be a confident, successful artist. And we know that it’s hard to be both an artist and a businessperson. There’s so much to juggle!
Since 2002 we have been giving artists plans for systematizing their businesses. All of our hard work and research is wrapped up in the Art Career Success System - a series of 4 independent studies that are designed to be used at any point in your art career.
You can do the work now and revisit it next year to tweak your system because your art and business will have evolved by then. Why reinvent what we created for artists just like you?
In the Art Biz Accelerator, you will get organized, set goals, and create an income plan. You'll commit to goals, add venues, and get a grip on your tasks.
In Magnetic You, you will learn to speak and write articulately about your art.
It's difficult to work on these things until you have a body of work that you want to get in front of people. The art comes first!
Watch a preview and get the details for Magnetic You
Never again worry about what you're going to say in a blog post, newsletter or on social media. Creative Content Camp helps you improve the quality of what you share online and in emails.
We suggest that you have three items in place before starting Content Camp: 1) A blog OR email list 2) an email marketing service, such as MailChimp or Constant Contact 3) Facebook account.
Watch a preview and get the details for Creative Content Camp
Eager to turn prospects into buyers and buyers into collectors? In Collector Relationship Essentials, you'll focus on growing your network and keeping your art in front of the right people.
It's a good idea to have a reliable system for storing contact information and an account with an email marketing service like MailChimp or Constant Contact before starting Collector Relationship Essentials.
Watch a preview and get the details for Collector Relationship Essentials
I love how much great information you share with us! I love the structure of the assignments, which helps me actually DO the work. You have given me so much for my hard-earned money.
Before signing up with you, I was just floating around in a void, not knowing how to manage being a professional artist. I cannot even describe the difference you have made in my art life.
24 in-depth lessons, delivered in series of short (3-12 minute) videos, written transcripts, and audio files
8 Get It Done Days to use our community energy and focus on what you've been procrastinating
Worksheets that help you personalize your system for a successful art business
1-year access to our members-only community, where you can ask questions, celebrate progress, and share resources with
your peers and Alyson
Periodic accountability check-ins
so you can update us on
Lifetime access to
all of the lessons
for all four courses + accountability + connection with other artists + bonuses.
There is also a new $99/mo option!
(or $997 when paid in full)
All levels! If you’re just starting out, it helps you get the basics down. If you’re more advanced, it will help you regain focus on what is most important for a successful art career.
You absolutely can! You can enroll in any of the four independent studies separately.
Please understand that the courses by themselves include the lessons without any of the bonuses, peer interaction, coaching, and accountability.
Where you begin depends on where you are and what you need right now. If you’re at a loss, we recommend following our quarterly suggested syllabus.
Lessons are broken down into 4 to 8 videos per module and are anywhere from 3 to 12 minutes in length so you can fit them into little pockets in your day. They total about 30-40 minutes and are presented in audio, video, and written format.
I set aside 90 minutes for all coaching calls, which are recorded for you.
How long you need on each lesson will depend on how much of that lesson you are already implementing. It also depends on how much time you have. The truth is that we expand time to the time we think we have and it’s going to take as much time as you allow. See our suggested syllabus for the next quarter.
There is no time to log in for the lessons. They are in an independent study format and available to you at your convenience.
The schedule for monthly coaching calls varies. All calls are posted on our member site at least 3 months in advance.
Questions can be submitted in advance if you can’t make the live call.
I want to give as much of me as I can, and I mean that. Interaction with me will be during Get It Done Days and in our private community. If you would like to investigate more individual help, please send me an email.
Yes! You will have access to everything as long as the information is up-to-date and relevant. You’ll be given plenty of notice if anything is ever removed from your lessons. However, we suggest you download things and maintain backups of all your professional studies.