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Call For Artists – Build a Profitable Art Business in 6 months. Orientation Starts on July 2nd

Build a Profitable Art Business

Get ongoing business development on Zoom (and eventually in-person) with this 6-month business development program.

Goals

Help 300 artists actualize a profitable business system that complements their creative cycle through design thinking approaches, workshops, and ongoing exhibits.

Creating an incubator

After years of researching how artworks, I have come to realize that we are all different, we live differently, we have different business development needs, different advertising needs and different ways of doing things. 

I used the feedback from my research to design the ABLO and SMARTERai operational philosophies that borrow from proven project management principles. This incubation program is designed to accommodate artists and cater to their different business needs.  

 

However, the Hiscox report notes that online art sales may be benefitting from growth in other e-commerce sectors, as 73% of art buyers said they had bought other products in a similar price range online before buying art online. In 2017, that figure was just 68%. --- Source

 

Sessions are once per week

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • The incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

Click the link below to register

form.jotform.com/93126494193260

 

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ABLO + SMARTER

All projects at CreativeUTO go through 4 phases of development. These phases are alpha, beta, launch, operate. ABLO is part of the SMARTER system; both ABLO and SMARTER are based on project management principles and that will help manage the community and the projects involved.  Projects can cycle back to any of the 4 phases in ABLO. One such project is an online collaborative incubator for artists. We’re in the BETA phase of setting up the online incubator. 

 

BETA phase

We are in the alpha phase of the incubator, looking to gather a community of artists who will get to develop their business side through our workshops; where they will  get proper guidance to prepare a pitch deck for their organization detailing out  their value proposition, target market, sales funnel, and marketing plans.

 

While online art market growth may be plodding, one key trend has emerged: Big spenders—defined by Hiscox as collectors who spend more than $100,000 per year on art—are increasingly comfortable browsing and buying art online. The report notes that these big spenders are the most frequent visitors to online sales platforms, with 50% of them visiting multiple times per week—a big jump from the previous year, when just 38% of big spenders made multiple virtual trips per week to online art vendors. And those increasingly frequent visits are translating to more transactions—47% of big spenders said they bought art online in the last 12 months, up from 30% in the 2018 report. - Source

In house currency

Community members who earn MANA (our in house currency, built into your account on our website) can use it to trade for resources, cash out, or trade-in for a license to host workshops or their own projects.  

 

In house workshops include:

  •       SMARTER Collaboration
  •       The Art of the Sale
  •       Know Thyself
  •       Business Model Canvas 2020
  •       WordPress Website Workshop
  •       Get up to $7,000 in funding through Access

 

You walk away with knowledge on how to operate a profitable business system that fits your day to-day creative process

This includes: 

  • The freedom to fail and succeed
     
  • Free-flowing design thinking classes
  • Showcase your art at our upcoming exhibits
  • How to set up and operate your WordPress Website
  • Keyword research 
  • Get your pages on Google
  • Social media strategy
     
  • A Business Model Canvass to create a Pitch Deck
  • Sales funnel content & marketing strategy
  • A fully functional  website
     
  • Work on projects, or workshops in the community
  • Create a tribe and collaborate on projects together

 

  • Access to a community of artists
  • Access to events, programs, and workshops

Long term goals

  • Helps us create resources to help with homelessness, isolation and mental illness in our community
  • Build an ecosystem of 300 artists
  • Help us build the Artists and Social Innovation Expo. A 7 day 300 annual artist art installation.

Registration process 

  • 1st Class July 2nd 2020
  • Register first so we can get on the same page
  • Pay and setup your account on CreativeUTO.ca when you're ready 
  • Your CreativeUTO account gives you access to the backend
  • CreativeUTO account accumulates Volume for activity (community currency)
  • Early bird Pay $45 for the 1st 2-months
  • Incubator is $75 per month for 6 months
  • You get continued support after through our Slack community
  • Our classes will be through Zoom (where we will setup multiple rooms)
  • Once Social Distancing restrictions change they will eventually be in person

 

Click the link below to register

form.jotform.com/93126494193260

Sessions are weekdays between

Design thinking classes targets everyone on the bell curve

  • 1 till 3 pm
  • 5 till 8 pm
  • 8 till 11 open house 

 

 

 

Podcast – The Universe Articulates Itself ft The Art Hippo

The Art Hippo

Art is the soul of the community,

We are the universe articulating itself. Art can be seen in everything around us, from the spiritual plane right through the physical world. It’s the way we are, the way we talk or say nothing, the style representing us right down to the aesthetics of our phones.

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

My interpretation of art, or the world around us can be explained with the concept of a Rubik’s Cube. A Rubik’s Cube that is in perpetual motion, trying to solve itself. We all interpret the Cube based on what we can see.

Our role around this cube is to articulate what we see, that makes us paintbrushes, artists in our own right. We shouldn’t be afraid to express ourselves, fail, re-discover, create and evolve the world around us.  

That’s the message I got from speaking with Navneet.

Navneet is a family man who works for CIBC as a project manager. 

When he isn’t doing that he works as an artist. He has been making art for over 10 years now.  Navneet tells us that he just walked into a paint store one day, bought art supplies and started painting, He says his art is about vibrant colours, action, movement. The universe and the spiritual are a huge part of his creations.

Through this interview we talk about artists and messy studios, merchandising strategies, monetization, art exhibits, collaborative art projects we want to work on and spirituality.

Enjoy

Shop – Toronto Based Artist The Art Hippo

https://www.creativeuto.ca/shop-toronto-based-artist-the-art-hippo/

Follow the Art Hippo on Instagram

www.instagram.com/thearthippo

Find him on Instagram

www.facebook.com/thearthippo

Subscribe to his YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/navneet1034

Buy art on his website

www.thearthippo.com

 

 

#Video – The History of Artificial Intelligence, From Ancient Greece

Computers are becoming more capable every year, replacing and or expanding on human needs but where did it all start? This video breaks down where our love for artificial intelligence comes from, how we express the desire for it through our art, and how art drives us to move forward through innovation.  

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Artificial intelligence has been a topic of growing prominence in the media and mainstream culture since 2015, as well as in the investment world, with start-ups that even mention the word in their business model, gaining massive amounts of funding.

While to many, the hype around AI may appear sudden, the concepts of modern artificial intelligence have been around for over a century and extending further, the concept of artificial intelligence and artificial beings have been in the minds of humans for thousands of years.

To better understand and appreciate this technology and those who brought it to us as well as to gain insight into where it will take us: sit back, relax and join me in an exploration on the history of artificial intelligence.

Video – David S. Thompson: My Art, My Way, My Story

When I first started developing The Annex Art Party back in 2017, one key point I made was to be surrounded by artists. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined there'd be these many flavors of artists.

Unique amongst them is artist David S. Thompson, he was kind enough to let us publish his story on CreativeUTO.ca.

He describes it as going through his deepest and darkest days of depression, hopelessness and total loss of self worth. His story comes full circle however, he rediscovered himself as an artist. His social media shows he’s one of the hardest working artists out there, using a secret formula to provide us with realistic hand drawn pictures from various musicians that make up our playlists.

David S. Thompson will be returning for his 4th TAAP event this Saturday August 25th

Dave Thompson on his PowerPoint presentation  

Well this was my PowerPoint presentation to Kitchener-Waterloo city officials and honored guests at their yearly function about how art was able to guide me through my deepest and darkest days of depression, hopelessness and total loss of self worth. 

A moment to cherish forever

Mid way through my speech I must admit I thought to myself "what am I'm doing up here...nobody cares about my stupid story ...I'm just making a fool of myself". Then at the end when I said "Thank you"..I walked of the podium with my head down looking at the floor saying to myself "that was terrible". ..and then in a fraction of a second something happened I'll remember and cherish forever..  I heard clapping and cheers and when I looked up I saw them all standing clapping and cheering me on.

The most amazing feeling

It was absolutely the most amazing feeling I've ever had. I hope somehow now that I can  give hope to the hopeless . . courage to the meekly depressed and a fighting spirit to go through the toughest of times and to show that yes...IT CAN BE DONE.

Check out his website 

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