Artist Planning Sessions

September 14-17, 2021


Watch for new planning sessions January 4 - 7

In these planning sessions, I walk you through a process for creating a flexible plan that's customized for you and your goals.

You're in charge.

Be purposeful in how you use your time.

Attending the Artist Planning Sessions was one of the most valuable things I've done personally or professionally. I had about 45 balls in the air and felt like I was drowning. Just identifying my projects on paper and then listing out the tasks required for each really helped clear my head. Then applying the project approach with a paper schedule and task list was huge. I now have a solid plan of attack for my ambitious projects. Several people close to me have commented about how focused and energetic I’ve been since putting my plan into action.Beth Whitney

  • Be open to all that is possible.
  • Consider your current time commitments.
  • Make a realistic plan.
  • Ensure the success of your plan.
Artist Planning Sessions | Art Biz Success


Watch for new planning sessions January 4 - 7

After working through the Artist Planning Sessions, you will:

  • Refer to a master list of 96 Strategies for Improving Art Business Results.
  • Learn various methods for planning, because there isn't a single correct way to plan.
  • Know exactly what your priorities are for the next 3 - 5 months so you can take charge of your year.
  • Have new strategies for overcoming roadblocks that might get in the way of your success.
  • Understand that it's okay to change your plan when necessary, as well as tips for making those changes.

Your planning sessions have helped me zero in on what I’m going to be doing these next three months and I’m so excited by the possibilities. —Karen Phillips

This Online Workshop Includes

Live training + Q&A

Detailed Notes
(more useful than an exact transcript)

11 handouts, including lists, bonuses, worksheets, timelines, and project breakdowns

Video Recordings
(of everything except for potential breakout sessions)

Please note that I won't be giving you a pre-designed plan.
You know your art, business, and life better than anyone, and should
be able to make wise decisions when following my training for a customized seasonal plan.


Plan with us.

Our next sessions are scheduled for January 4 - 7.
Sign up here to be the first to know when we are open for registration.

Let me know as soon as you open!


NEW for September!

Art Biz Dashboard

Insert your plan into the dashboard Alyson made just for artists who go through the planning sessions.
Uses the Notion app.

2 Reusable Timelines

Consult your 96 Strategies whenever you consider new projects and before customizing your 6 or 12-month timelines.


When you register for the Artist Planning Sessions, you will have the opportunity to reclaim part of your investment when you sign up for the next season's program and community at Art Biz Success.

Apply Your Investment

Since taking the planning session for the second time, I feel way more in control of my projects. Before, I'd look at things on my desk or around my house, and think "dang, I still need to do that." Now, I look at those same things and relaxknowing the task has a “home” on my schedule. I feel lighter. —Lisa Hebden


Watch for new planning sessions January 4 - 7

Planning for Artists | photo courtesy Tiffany Tuley

Photo from previous planning sessions courtesy Tiffany Tuley.

Planning for Artists

If you can do this for yourself, great! But, if you're like a lot of my students and clients, you usually don't make the time to work on your business. Or, if you do, you have a hard time following through on the plan.

If you'd like some guidance on what to put in your plan, as well as some tools, templates, and options for making it work for you, please join me for these seasonal Artist Planning Sessions.

The planning sessions really got me back on track. In 2020 I produced 17 paintings in the entire year. This week (the first week in February) I began my eighth painting of 2021! I haven't felt this focused and inspired in a long, long time!  I needed some structure and organization to get going and hopefully stay on track for the months to come. Thank you, thank you! Mai Wyn Schantz


Plan with us.

Our next sessions are scheduled for January 4 - 7.
Sign up here to be the first to know when we are open for registration.

Alyson Stanfield at her desk

About Alyson

Alyson Stanfield is a planner-aholic who has noticed that without a plan (and the accountability that goes with it), she does stupid stuff like sit on the couch all day watching the Hallmark Channel while gorging on leftover Halloween candy.

She developed the Artist Planning Sessions to help artists who are looking for a reset and need the structure and motivation to move forward.

Alyson is an art business coach and consultant who works with ambitious artists who want to take control of their careers. She is the founder of Art Biz Success, host of the Art Biz Podcast, and author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. Alyson leads programs that provide artists, regardless of their level of accomplishment, with a reliable and repeatable business foundation.

Your Artist Planning Sessions made it so much easier to wrap my head around and see it in action, with great step-by-step examples along the way. —Tracy Wall


The A's for your Q's

I can’t show up at that time. Will this be recorded?

You bet! We promise the recording will be posted within 24 hours, but each session is likely to be posted within 2 hours of its completion.

What technology do I need to watch live?

You can watch on any device that is connected to the Internet. My webinars are conducted over Zoom webinar (not the standard Zoom where you can see all participants). I suggest you reboot your computer and close out apps you aren’t using to ensure the best connection.

Can I get personal feedback on my plan?

I promise to answer as many questions as possible during our live sessions, especially on Thursday and Friday, but I won't be able to review your individual plan in its entirety. I'm sure you understand that in order for me to give you valuable feedback, we'd need to have an in-depth conversation so that I could better understand your business.

I will tell you about how to get additional support and feedback inside of our community.

Will I be on camera?

Nope! Skip the makeup that day, chomp your gum, let your dog bark freely, or eat your lunch. Nobody will see or hear you unless you want to come on camera during the Thursday session.

Will I be able to download everything?

Absolutely! You can download the videos, transcripts, chat, and bonuses. They are available to you through November 1 and are yours to keep forever.

What is your refund policy?

I'm confident that when you go through this process, you'll be able to see that the value far exceeds the price of the investment. However, if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase, just email me within 5 days for a refund.

What is included?

  • 3 live 2-hour planning sessions
  • Video recordings
  • 9 handouts
  • Detailed notes from every session (almost transcripts!)
  • Transcripts from all Zoom chat and Q+A
  • Q+A during each session and in a special session Thursday
  • 2 bonus timelines
  • NEW! Artist Dashboard to organize your plan in the Notion app


Watch for new planning sessions January 4 - 7