How joining an artist group can enhance your art practice
You have probably heard about artist groups before but never really thought much about them until you joined one. Now that you are involved in an artist group, you can’t help but think about how these groups can enhance your art practice.
What do you get out of being in an artist group?
The answer depends on what kind of artist you are. If you are a visual artist, you might want to join a art group where your peers exhibit artwork in galleries. Or maybe you need to learn about business management so you can make more money as an independent artist. Whatever your goals, joining a local artist group can provide invaluable support and advice.
You can also find people with whom you share common interests and goals by searching online. This is called “networking.” It’s one of the most effective ways to connect with others.
You get feedback from others about what you are doing and where you need improvement.
You can get feedback from social media but it’s better to take advice from someone who is doing the same thing you want to do. Online you’ll find a lot of unsolicited opinions from people who don’t have the guts to share their artwork with the world.
You get to learn from other people’s experiences and knowledge.
Artists often find themselves isolated when working alone. They may feel as though they need to create something special just for themself to stand out. This is a mistake. In fact, networking with others can help you grow your business. It can also help you build relationships with people who can help you reach new audiences. And it can give you access to opportunities that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Connect with Other Artists and Boost Your Art Business
If joining an artist association sounds too daunting, don’t worry! There are plenty of options available for any level of skill and experience. Whether you’re looking for a small group of friends to hang out with, or a larger group of professionals to network with, there’s something for everyone.
TAM (Thou Art Mum) offers membership opportunities for both beginners and seasoned artists alike.
Imagine if you had a network of people to talk to who also understand what it feels like to be a Mum and run an art business.
You can find inspiration from artists who have been successful in their field; people you could support by donating to their art projects. Think about what this might be able to do for your art business!
We completely understand that you might be focussed on caring for your family and creating art that you may forget to reach out to your local art community. So here are some ways that being part of an art collective or group could help you!
With all these benefits you’ll likely be able to sell more work, grow as an artist and even garner feedback on your work if you’d like.
• Access to workshops, courses and events
• Discounts on products and services
• networking opportunities
• Mentoring opportunities
• Peer-to-peer learning
• Social media connections
• Regular updates on news and trends in the arts
• professional development
• Meet new people
• Opportunities to collaborate
Art and running a business are both solo adventures so finding a supportive community of like-minded artists can help you grow learn and thrive.
To learn more about how to join TAM and what it’s like to be part of our exceptional artist group, visit this link here and tell us about you!