Art Business Courses & Art Business Book Club

Expert advice to empower your career!

Expert art business advice packed in more than two dozen mini-courses.

The growing list of courses available to artists members are an artist's best friend. Now, you can learn about all the important aspects of the art business one convenient place. The mini-courses are designed to deliver the details you need to make informed decisions about your career.

Everything New Artists Need to Do, and Existing Artists Need to Review!

Get all the information you need to make smart, profitable business decisions about your art career in one place.

(Psst! You're Going to Love the Art Business Book Club!)

Art Business Book Club

With apologies to your mother, this is not your mother's book club. I'm not aware of another book club in any field like this one. With it, you go from theory to action and into actual practice! That's how you get things done and make the changes that move the dial on boosting your career!

All the details about the book club are free. Scroll down to the curriculum below. There you will find free lessons that explain how the book club will work. This book club program is worth many, many times the low monthly price. I'm keeping the pricing low because I want to help artists and keep them involved. Staying involved and taking action are what will make you successful.

The amazing benefits of this book club are unlike any other.

We are not just going to read the books and discuss the content. We are going to create action plans based on the content. Imagine taking all the great ideas you get from a book and putting them to work in your business. That is what you will experience in the club. It has an optional accountability aspect to it. That means you can get help and give help in getting things done!

I'm working on the content in the lessons now. It is a work in progress. It may take a few days to iron out. But, it's going to be a game changer for any artist who participates in the club fully. You could easily end up with dozens of actionable items that will boost your business. You'll accomplish things that might otherwise sit on your to-do list for months, or years.

Art Business Courses

They don't teach this information in art schools. not even in MBA programs.

You just can't find this level of comprehensive, relevant art business insider knowledge anywhere. You can spend hundreds of thousands on an MBA and still not know the super important information you get in this affordable, one-stop asset.

This is your comprehensive one-stop art business knowledge resource.

The Art Business Courses Resource is set up to help artists get a handle on the multiple aspects of running a successful art business.

Knowledge Is Power.. it gives you incredible leverage!

Use the information here to gain powerful insights on virtually all art business operations. When you know the intricacies of business, it's almost like an unfair advantage. Competition aside, operating as efficiently, effectively and legally as possible is how to make your business run smoothly and stress-free.

There is so much you need to know as artist.

Now you have trusted, useful information and practical advice in one easy-to-access place. Below are some of the topics covered. They are designed to help you operate profitably and with ease. Check out the curriculum below this list for the full slate:

  • Pricing
  • Inventory
  • Domain Names
  • Business Names
  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Networking
  • Promotion
  • Legal Issues
  • Banking, Finances, Taxes
  • Goal Setting and Resource Assessment
  • Blogging for artists
  • Websites for artists
  • Selling Art at Shows
  • Licensing Art
  • Self-publishing and Working with Publishers

You can spend hours looking to find books, online training, and college level courses on many of these topics. But, you will still not know how timely and trustworthy they are. This resource comes to you from a 30-year veteran art business. What you get is relevant knowledge. It's enough to make you conversant about a topic. The insights and understanding you gain will help you make smart, informed decisions about your career. It will make easy for you to know when you need additional training.

Your Art Business Courses Resource Has You Covered

You will find it includes an extensive synopsis or overview on just about any important aspect of the art business. In most cases, the information you receive here will be all you need to go about your business.

Your intelligence and instincts will guide you to go deeper on a topic when it is needed. For instance, you may want to seriously explore how you can immerse your art in the licensing business. In that case, you will want to find books, websites, coaches and training programs to help you. I'll do my best to give you adequate resources to move you in the right direction through links and suggestions in the topic resource sections. And, you are always welcome to reach out to ask for more help.

What About the Art Business Book Club?

Scroll down in the curriculum. All the information about the book club is available there for your review. The lowdown is we're starting on June 9 and will run bi-weekly from there on. It's going to be absolutely awesome for artists who participate in the program as it is intended to work. It will benefit your business in many ways... and on an ongoing basis.

This is a Fantastic 2-for-1, Ready to Use Resource for Artists!

The combination of two dozen plus mini-courses and the art business book club make this a tremendous value for you. It's set up to give you knowledge, motivation, and accountability to take action. Rather than some complicated, lengthy program that takes forever to complete, you have short expert lessons on useful topics you need when you need them.

You also start getting value from the collective wisdom of all the best art business books on the planet. For the first time, you'll be in a position to absorb the knowledge and then turn it into profitable actions and results immediately. No more reading a book and never doing anything you learned from it. We've all done it. Now, you have a chance to break that mold and do the best things for your career. If you are up for it, you can join the optional accountability aspect to help you get better results through a combination of peer pressure and active encouragement from your fellow artists.

Go ahead and Join Today!

This easily could be the best decision you make for your career. At only $19 per month, you have almost nothing to lose and everything positive about your career to gain.

NOTE FAQS Incorrect!

I use the Teachable.com platform. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. That said, it's growing fast and encountering some issues. One is I cannot get to the part of this page to edit the FAQs. Here are important facts to know.

  • This is not a lifetime course. It is a monthly course. Your membership is active as long as you pay your monthly fee.
  • As a charter member, you are grandfathered into the $19 per month fee for as long as you keep your monthly payments active.

Hopefully, the developers on this program will fix the known issue with the inability to update the FAQ and some other sections of this page soon. If you have any questions about the program, contact me at [email protected]

I'm looking forward to your participation in this program!


Class Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Barney Davey
Barney Davey

Hi! I'm Barney Davey. If you are an artist, photographer, or work as an entrepreneur creative field, I can serve your efforts to create a prosperous career.

I launched a marketing and advertising business in my 20s and sold it to take a position as a senior account executive at a top trade magazine publishing and trade show exhibition company.

We served a variety of small business markets, including:

  • Artists, Galleries, Publishers & Picture Framing Retailers
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Agents
  • Life & Health Insurance Agents
  • Private Club Management & Operations
  • Hospitality & Travel
  • Interior Design & Decorative Accessories

The exposure into how small businesses succeeded in such a wide range of industries was a fantastic learning experience. I use the wisdom and insights I gained to help artists and other small business entrepreneurs create profitable marketing systems.

Since 1988, thousands of artists have sought my advice for new ways to boost their careers. They trust my books, blog posts, workshops, online training, and consulting to help them get ahead.

Get 30 years of experience.

I began advising artists in 1988 when I joined Decor magazine and the Decor Expo trade shows as a marketing executive. The shows and magazine were most influential in the retail art business in their time.

Before its demise due to the internet, for 135 years, Decor was in the business of helping artists, galleries, and picture framers. At its peak, the Decor Expo Atlanta Show was ranked in the top 100 among more than 10,000 annual tradeshows produced in the U.S.

As a result of my attendance at more than 200 art tradeshows, I got to know many of the industry's most successful artists. Traveling to shows gave me a unique chance to observe their best marketing practices.

Experience pays off for my artist followers and me.

Now, I share my insights and experiences with thousands of artists. They use my knowledge and marketing savvy to find collectors, sell more art and operate a profitable business.

I am the author of six bestselling books on the business of art:

  • Straight Advice: How to Market Art Online
  • Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career
  • How to Sell Art to Interior Designers
  • The Zen of Selling Art
  • How to Profit from the Art Print Market
  • How to Price Digital Fine Art Prints

These books make an impact and have staying power.

These books have an ongoing impact in the marketplace. Here is a recent screenshot from the Amazon Kindle top 1oo "Business of Art" list. It shows four of my books listed in the top 16 on the list.

Barney Davey Four Books in Top 20

I have produced and delivered hundreds of live workshops and online webinars for artists on art marketing.

My articles have been published in Art World News, Art Business News and The Artist’s Magazine. My How to Profit from the Art Print Market book was featured in the North Light Book Club. It is the book club for F+W Media, the parent company of The Artist’s Magazine.

I have been featured in, written for or worked with these industry leading media companies, and more.

Artists Hone Their Art Marketing Skills with My Help.

I have produced and delivered hundreds of live workshops and online webinars for artists on art marketing.

You can get a clear idea of the marketing insights and industry knowledge I share by visiting my Art Marketing News blog. You’ll find more than 600 art business and marketing posts. Among art business blogs, it is ranked #1 by Art Business News.

I was honored to be interviewed by Bottom Line Personal in December 2016. Its 750,000 circulation helped boost my bottom line that month.

I'm telling you these things because I want you to have confidence and enthusiasm that my advice can help steer you to a better career. I've devoted most of my business activities and all my passion towards helping artists for nearly 30 years.

I know the work I'm doing to help artists now is the best I've done. It's a happy marriage of passion, productivity, and purpose. My plans to offer more courses and relevant information for artists are just getting started and getting better all the time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.