An Online and On-demand Course that Takes the Guesswork Out of Building a Successful Art Career

You aren’t selling enough art and you’re running out of places to store everything you make.

You are frustrated because you don’t know what your next steps are.

You feel alone and unvalidated because the work isn’t selling. You’re starting to question your purpose.

I’m Alyson Stanfield and I understand. 

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.

During your year in the ACSS, you will absorb proven knowledge while developing solid business habits that last a lifetime. If that sounds like a commitment you can make, please keep reading for the details.

Set challenging goals

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.

Alane Holsteen | AlaneHolsteen.com

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.

Join Our Community of Committed Artists
Create a Custom Success Plan with our Step-by-Step Courses
Sell More Art and Gain Recognition

I’m ready for my success system!

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Why Use Our Success System? 

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 just for artists like you?

Online and On-Demand
Start now! Why postpone your success?

THE ART CAREER SUCCESS SYSTEM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING 4 PROGRAMS:
1
Art Biz Accelerator

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.

  • Assume control of your future by defining success and articulating goals.
  • Organize your tasks into a trusted system that helps you stay focused.
  • Ensure profitability by creating a money plan.
  • Research venues that are a good fit for your art and ambitions.
  • Approach galleries and venues for your art and teaching.

2
Magnetic You

In Magnetic You, you will learn to speak and write articulately about your art.

  • Write your artist statement with the help of journaling and writing prompts.
  • Update your résumé and bio by following an easy template.
  • Clarify your brand and image so that people remember you.
  • Spiff up your marketing material to reflect your desired image.
  • Learn how to engage people in conversation around 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!

3
Creative Content Camp

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.

  • Identify a reliable storage system for your ideas.
  • Consider the endless options for sharing photos and videos online.
  • Develop at least 10 ideas for stories about your art.
  • Identify your best prospects for networking online and use social media to make those connections.
  • Create a schedule for 6 months of content publishing.
  • Measure the results of your efforts so you know where to invest your time and energy.

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

4
Collector Relationship Essentials

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.

  • Expand your network by attracting people to your list on a daily basis.
  • Define the steps for engaging collectors and students after they sign up or purchase.
  • Commit to a schedule for nurturing your list on a regular basis.
  • Communicate with precision (and get it in writing) in order to save your relationships.
  • Create a system to follow up with leads, opportunities, students, and sales.

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. 

Connie Nobbe | ConnieNobbe.com

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. 

I’m ready for my success system!

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Our Online Course Format

24 in-depth lessons, delivered in series of short (3-12 minute) videos

Written transcripts and audio files of all lessons

System worksheets to help you personalize your success system

1-year access to our members-only Facebook group, 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 your progress

Lifetime access to
all of the lessons

Bonuses

  • 12 live group video conferences with Alyson for coaching and accountability
  • Special training lessons
  • Supplemental system worksheets for putting your knowledge to use
  • Challenges to keep you focused
  • Clean-out and get organized days throughout the year

Join at Any Time

Just 5 monthly payments of
$279*

for all four courses + accountability + connection with other artists + bonuses. 

(or $1297 when paid in full)

My Personal Guarantee 

I promise that if you do the work and apply the lessons, you will have a reliable system for your business and career that will last for years to come. If not, I will refund 100% of your money.

I’m ready for my success system!

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FAQ's

What level of artists is this program for?

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.

Can't I take just one course?

You absolutely can! You can enroll in any of the four independent studies separately.

Art Biz Accelerator
Magnetic You
Creative Content Camp
Collector Relationship Essentials

Please understand that the courses by themselves include the lessons without any of the bonuses, peer interaction, coaching, and accountability. 

Which course should I start with?

Where you begin depends on where you are and what you need right now. If you’re at a loss, we recommend starting with the Art Biz Accelerator to get you on track.

Approximately how long is each video lesson?

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 much time will it take to do the homework?

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.

Is there an actual time that I need to log on to get the lessons?

There is no time to log in for the lessons. They are in an independent study format and available to you at your convenience.

When are the monthly coaching calls?

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.

As part of this course will you be able to give me personal feedback?

I want to give as much of me as I can, and I mean that. Interaction with me will be on the live Q&A calls (at least 18 hours worth) and in the Facebook forum. If you would like to investigate more individual help, please see the Art Biz Inner Circle.

After my year in the Art Career Success System, will I still have access to the lessons?

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.

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