The Business of Art with Kitty Dinshaw

Being an artists often means running your own small business, Kitty Dinshaw talks about the misconceptions about running your own art practice. In this 40 minute session she breaks down the narrative that artists must always be poor, or work for "exposure" and help you lay the building blocks for a successful and rewarding art career. 

Kitty encourages you to focus on building a sustainable career as an artist.
She covers (among other things):
  • Tips on how to generate interest in your art practice, even when you feel no-one is watching;
  • Artistic communities, and how important they are;
  • Why time spent outside the studio is as important as time spent in it;
  • Advice on how to keep your integrity as an artist, stay strong and not blindly follow trends.

About Kitty Dinshaw

Kitty is the Co-Founder and Co-Curator of Subject Matter Art, an online platform which represents 12 fine artists. Kitty joined the business in 2015, after she met Co-Founder Liezel Strauss in London. Liezel and Kitty united over a love of art and a shared dream to bring art to as many homes as possible; in doing so, helping more artists make a living from their art practices.Both women co-founded a programme with London's Royal College of Art: to educate art students on the business side of the art-world, and to raise funds for the College’s Fine Art Bursary Fund through an annual exhibition. Kitty has also spoken to art business students at Sotheby’s Institute and Christie's Education on the roles and responsibilities of managing artists. She is also a member of the Steering Committee for the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), championing UK-based female artists.

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