For the past few months, Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig have been working hard to create our first affordable and comprehensive business course for emerging artists. In the years since writing our first book, The Complete Smartist Guide, we've continued to learn and listen to the needs of this community. As such, we are so proud and excited to introduce The Smartist School.

If you are a passionate emerging artist ready to start selling your art, exhibiting with confidence and growing a profitable art business, this program is for you! Build the foundation of your art career if you're a beginner or jumpstart your business if you've been feeling stuck.

We recorded 20+ digestible modules of essential information that have helped us achieve our goals and reach new heights both in our art careers and businesses over the past decade. Learn with us to get the tried & true strategies and mindset tips that work!

By the end of this program, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare and organize your portfolio
  • Showcase your work professionally to attract sales and opportunities
  • Create your professional artist success toolkit
  • Craft a clear and engaging artist bio, statement and CV
  • Attract an abundance of opportunities
  • Work with galleries, participate in art fairs and sell your work online
  • Grow your audience
  • Utilize the power of networking to connect with clients, curators and the media
  • Make sales and earn money
  • Secure funding and use strategic marketing tactics to grow your business

The Smartist School business course for emerging artists

What you'll get:

  • 20+ pre-recorded, easily digestible training modules which you can access online anywhere at any time
  • Action steps and resources included in each module
  • 50+ page gallery guide covering all aspects of researching, applying to and working with galleries
  • Bonuses, workbooks and guides to support you

We can't wait for you to join us and over 50 students who've already signed up for this course. Register today and lock in our special introductory price of only $77 for lifetime access of over six hours worth of content!

The Smartist School

Cheers to joy, sales and success!

Kat & Alicia


Alicia Puig has been a contributing writer for Create! Magazine since 2017.