Thriving in a
changing art world

Participate — Connect — Grow.
By taking part, you have the opportunity to build your network of like-minded, collaboratively-minded creative professionals near and far. Based on research conducted by Be Smart About Art, your peer network is the most vital for career success – for example, introductions to artists by artists is the #1 way that artists attain representation by galleries. The same concept applies to budding gallerists, advisors and artist agents in our program.

Ready to develop your art business?
You’ve come to the right place to attain the support and insights needed to build a micro to small creative business in the modern and rapidly shifting world.

When you’ve developed your foundation, you’ll be ready to grow as you intend, with full recognition that by sticking to your values and creative truth, you’ll have the best long-term success. But we won’t pretend that the road can be long. Staying the path with consistent action as a life-long learner is paramount.

Susan Clare

“Susan’s BSAA programme and ArtBiz Bootcamp have been invaluable in more ways than I can count, providing a stable basis of understanding from which to make decisions and create direction in my career.”

Sue McQueen

“I found BSAA a perfect resource to discuss and learn how to deal with almost any level of art business issues.”

Felicity Swan

"Membership of Be Smart About Art has been very useful to me for several years. In particular, it has helped bring me up to speed with current best practices and offered a pointer for my own professional development as an exhibiting practitioner in a challenging market."

Jackie Groundsell

"Thanks so much for this much-needed solution - I’m 1 hr into the invaluable video and can hardly wait to get started with the contract!"


We’re preparing to re-launch our signature online course developed over a decade, the #ArtBizBootcamp.

Open for registrations several times each year, you’re taken on a journey with peers, including artists and art dealers alike, as understanding both sides of the equation makes a world of difference for enjoying long-term win-win professional relationships.

Registration for the next #ArtBizBootcamp is now open!

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Join the BSAA community (est. 2012) to build your professional network and benefit from peer support, input and resources.

Based on our research, your professional network is not only nice to have; it’s essential to building a successful career in today’s art market.

From member-only meet-ups and content, discounts from our partners and more, why not give it a try for a month and reap the rewards?