#Art Biz Bootcamp

Building a sustainable business in the art world today requires flexibility and an unceasing willingness to learn. Our Founder Susan J Mumford has developed a curriculum based on more than twenty years in the art market and over fifteen as an business owner (eventually realising that she’s an entrepreneur!).

The bootcamp supports you to develop the thinking, strategy and foundation on which to build long-term business success.

Following the Foundation module and bonus ‘Business Model Canvas’ session, each of the six lessons includes videos and is accompanied by a watch-live-together-and-discuss get-together in Susan’s Zoom room. Throughout the course, you will have access to the #ArtBizBootcampers Slack channel.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to join the #ArtBizBootcampGraduates Slack channel. Better yet, graduates have ongoing complimentary access to future editions of the bootcamp – we look forward to seeing long-time bootcampers returning to refresh and update knowledge!

Course Content

Foundation (Released upon signing up) | Available from July 4th

Establishing a foundation to support health and productivity – creatively and professionally, for the days, weeks and months ahead.


Lesson One | Available from July 30th

What to have in place (think: tech tools) for a modern art business… including cybersecurity must-dos to protect your identity and more.

Lesson Two | Available from September 11th

Pricing art, refining and expanding income streams:
(think: products and also related services, or vice-versa), profitability, forecasting (yes! for art / projects) and bookkeeping (hint: you can get help with finances).

Lesson Three | Available from September 25th

Being seen, growing your following and increasing impact:
offline and online alike, from flyers to direct messages

Lesson Four | Available from October 16th

Developing and sustaining professional relationships: understanding contractual options and key points and protecting your business for modern-day risks.

Lesson Five | Available from November 6th

Selling techniques and fundraising.
Yes! — for micro-businesses.

Lesson Six | Available from November 27th

Recap and staying on track and accountable for the months and years to come.

“Great speakers, lots of info and a friendly professional sharing atmosphere. Thank you Susan & co. A well run and worthwhile bootcamp”

Kristen Knupp
Art Dealer & Art Vista Magazine