AGP Visual Arts
Becoming a successful artist is not easy. Not only do you need to perfect your craft, you will also need to make the right connections and be able to advertise yourself.
The first thing that you have to do is to develop your own styles. Though you can be good at doing art, remember that you need to still standout. Just think of musicians for instance. There are tons of good musicians but only few ones who can be distinguished by listeners. If you are doing visual arts, then might as well go after something that is unique.
Next, you also want to build your connection with other artist. You will never know if they can point you in the right direction if you need to sell your work or if you need a gig. Also, you should do your own effort when it comes to advertising your own work. Create a dedicated artist page wherein you can showcase your works. You’d be surprised by the number of people who will randomly look into your work.
And lastly, never forget to explore possibilities. You can find influence from different artists. Don’t be afraid to explore new options.
There are many artists today who are struggling to get a gig or two as artists. A lot of people stick with what’s necessary that it leaves artists with poor sales and fewer gigs along the way. But is it really hopeless considering the bad economy?
What artists should know is that they should be flexible when it comes to getting gigs. First, they shouldn’t just stick with what they know but instead go after things that they don’t really work on. If you are working on traditional types of art, then why not go after digital work? Also, you want to advertise yourself. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to spend on your art. One of the best ways on how you can advertise yourself as an artist is by having social media accounts such as Instagram and Facebook.
And of course, you shouldn’t just rely on your community or on your niche for gigs. Instead, you want to actively look for clients who would need a handy artist. You can sign up on platforms that would allow you to transact with them. You at least have the money on escrow.