FaceBook - Has 845 million monthly active users (Dec 2011) in a global, classless society that ps all ages. Don't be afraid of Facebook, lots of artists have pages just to promote their art. A great way to gain fans and buyers of your work, promote new artwork collections, your Pop-up Gallery, website, new blog posts, announce exhibitions, festivals, workshops and any interesting arty activities. If you 'Like' lots of art related pages and follow other artists you benefit from their followers checking out your page.
Twitter - Has over 140 million active users generating over 340 million tweets daily (2012). Simply 'Follow' lots of art related Twitter Accounts such as galleries, museums, magazines as well as other artists and watch them follow you right back. As with Facebook, 'Tweet' about your artwork and activities. Use the # tag to make keywords such as your name searchable.
LinkedIn - Community of professionals with over 150 million users who exchange information, ideas and opportunities. Useful site to promote yourself as a professional artist, join discussion groups and connect with galleries and arts professionals.
Blogger.com, Wordpress.com and tumblr.com are 3 examples of blogging sites, choose one that appeals to you (Wordpress is generally considered to be the Artists blog-space) - It is free and easy to start a blog, which can be used instead of paying to build a website. If you are an artist you will have something to share - your artwork, what inspires you, techniques, and exhibitions. Link to your online Pop-up Gallery (use our free button here) and other blogs and websites you are interested in, this raises your online profile in search engines.
Pricing Your Work
Blogs and websites offering examples of pricing formula
Click here to read our own helpful guide to pricing. You may need to sign into the Support Area first, don't worry it's free and takes seconds!
An interesting blog full of useful information about selling and marketing your art.
If you are successful enough to need to register; or perhaps as an artist you are dealing with Galleries that are VAT registered. Everything you need to know from the man himself!
The easy and safe way to take payment
Paypal in the UK . i2popupgallery allows you to take payment for your work using Paypal, and this link will allow you to set up your account, which you link to your bank account to receive funds safely.
Art Monthly is the UK's leading magazine of contemporary visual art. Published ten times a year, it keeps you in touch with today's fast-moving art world through in-depth features, interviews with leading lights, profiles on rising stars and up-to-the-minute coverage of trends from independent critics
Helping museums and galleries buy art for everyone to enjoy
A National Art Pass gets you discounts into exhibitions and helps raise money for the ArtFund.
National educational charity committed to ensuring that all children are inspired by the arts.
The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.
Art gallery websites who have Pop-up Galleries
Franklins Art Gallery opened in June 2011, we are a family run business, so we offer the special personal touches only a family business can. The Gallery was created to help and promote amateur artists.