Artist Planning Workshop

January 9-10, 2024

Start the new year with intention.

This is for you if …

I wouldn't dream of telling you what a successful art business looks like. It's different for every artist I've worked with. 

You must ultimately define success for yourself. However, I can give you my definition of success at any level.

Knowing your direction, enjoying the journey, and completing your intentions. 

THAT's success!

Once you know what you want, I will help you—in Activate Your Year—figure out the steps to take to reach those goals.


Attending your 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


January 9-10, 2024


Included in my Essentials program, which gives you access to everything in my learning center.

Through the Activate Your Year process, you will …


Your planning session has really 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

What to Expect

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Use my worksheets and handouts to help you prepare.

You will get the most from the live sessions when you show up with some kind of vision for 2024. 

You will be able to reuse this process anytime you feel the need for clarity.

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  • Training (see gray boxes below for times)
  • Accountability work sessions
  • Breakout discussions
  • Hot seats
  • Q + A
  • Plenty of breaks!


When you prepare, attend the live sessions, participate in the work sessions, and do the homework, you will have a customized plan for the next 3-6  months (or longer) of your art business. 

You'll also know exactly what your top priorities are so you can start working your plan immediately.

January 9-10, 2024


Included in my Essentials program, which gives you access to everything in my learning center.


I have taken other planning workshops and they have been totally overwhelming and just left me frustrated or freaked out and running in the other direction.

Your workshop was nothing like these and a wonderful, productive experience. Not overwhelming at all! 

I went from skeptical on the first day to completely loving your methods and systems by the last day.  I walked away from it with a plan in hand and a fresh, I can do this attitude.


Live Sessions

This is a WORKshop. Much of your success will be from following the preparation tips and doing that work ahead of time. Come prepared to work, discuss your progress, share what you like, and get feedback as needed. 

Tuesday January 9


Sessions 3-6:00pm Eastern Time (New York)

By the end of the day you will be much clearer about your top 3 (max) focus projects for the upcoming months and have additional possibilities for the rest of the year.

Breaks and breakout groups included.

Homework: Map your plan.

Wednesday January 10


Sessions 4-6:00pm Eastern Time

Our goal for this second day is to make sure you have the strategies and tasks in place that will help you complete your projects successfully.

Breaks and breakout groups included.

Refine your plan and, if you sign up in time, join me for office hours on Friday.

Friday January 12

3-4:00pm Eastern Time : Open Office Hours with me (*BONUS)

Open Office Hours on Friday are for my Accelerator members and those who sign up by December 28, 2023. 

I'll be on Zoom for this hour to answer any questions about your plan, strategies, or business systems. 

Recorded and available to all who receive the bonus.

January 9-10, 2024


Included in my Essentials program, which gives you access to everything in my learning center.

You are optimistic about the possibilities ahead.

You know that it's valuable to work intentionally ON your business rather than taking things as they come along.

You understand that you're more likely to do this work if you set aside the time and work on it with others

You accept responsibility, own your choices, and are ready to take action.


With your Activate Your Year registration, you receive …

⭐️ Art Biz Connection community membership through February 15. 

⭐️ Prep work (sent the week before) that will allow you to jump right in and make the most of our workshop.

⭐️ Extra office hours with me on Friday, January 12 when you sign up by December 28.

⭐️ $100 credit you can apply to my new program, Establish Yourself Essentials.

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⭐️⭐️ Everyone gets access to the most recent updates for The Artist Organizer (templates for getting yourself organized using Notion). 

Alyson Stanfield sitting in a directors chair wearing black sweater

Hi. I'm Alyson Stanfield.

I appreciate your reading this far on the page. 😉

Activate Your Year builds on the Artist Planning Sessions that I led 6 times over the past couple of years.

What's different in AYY is that I want you to do less listening to me and more listening to each other. I want you to share experiences and get more useful feedback that will help you be more confident in the actions you take in the New Year.

I'm the author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, leader of Artist Planning Sessions, and the host of The Art Biz podcast.

I love to work with clients with a growth mindset who challenge themselves with increasingly prestigious goals.

January 9-10, 2024


Included in my Essentials program, which gives you access to everything in my learning center.


I am so happy I took your Artist Planning Sessions class last month and I look forward to taking more. They really got me back on track. I haven't felt this focused and inspired in a long, long time! I needed some structure and organization to get going.


artist Mai Wyn Schantz | on Art Biz Success


January 9-10, 2024


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