In this special episode, we have the pleasure of welcoming Nick Friend, the visionary CEO of Art Storefronts. Nick shares the evolution of the art industry over the past two decades and discusses how technology and marketing strategies have reshaped the landscape for artists worldwide.From the early days of print-on-demand to the rise of ecommerce and automated print fulfillment, Nick traces the journey that has transformed the artist's role and responsibilities. He provides valuable insights into the limitations and challenges artists faced in each phase of this evolution, which not only encompassed product creation but also marketing, distribution, and fulfillment.Diving deeper into the discussion, Nick introduces us to the groundbreaking "Co-Pilot Model" – a revolutionary approach designed to significantly streamline and enhance the business processes for artists. This model, which is quickly becoming a game-changer in the industry, enables artists to focus on creating incredible art while the technical and marketing aspects are expertly handled by a dedicated co-pilot.Listen in as Nick emphasizes the significance of specializing in art creation, while leaving the technological and promotional intricacies to those who excel in those areas. This shift in roles, he argues, is the key to unlocking massive potential and growth for artists in the modern digital era.Don't miss out on this insightful discussion which sheds light on the future of art entrepreneurship and how artists can adapt, thrive and ultimately solve the 'starving artist' problem. Whether you're an artist just launching your business or you're already established and looking to scale, this episode is packed with invaluable advice that could redefine your career trajectory. Y
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In this fun podcast episode, we sit down with Miro Kenarov, one-half of the talented Bulgarian-born artist couple behind the unique Canvas on Clay project.
We delve deep into their artistic journey, from their early days in Bulgaria to their inspiring life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and how their contrasting backgrounds have come together to create an extraordinary fusion of art forms.
Miro shares their insights on the creative process behind Canvas on Clay, the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives, and the impact of their experiences at the Tamarind Institute on their artistic practice.
They also discuss the challenges and opportunities of working with mixed media, the significance of being designated as a "Trusted ART Seller," and their recent record-breaking Mother's Day sale with ASF's new Co-Pilot Service.
This episode is packed with valuable advice for artists looking to collaborate, explore new mediums, and achieve recognition in the art world. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Miro and Maria's experiences and gain a fresh perspective on the art of collaboration.If you're interested in Co-Pilot, be sure to sign up here!