is a professional development program for artists who are ready to make their art career ambitions a reality.“I really loved the support. The feeling that I’m not in this on my own.” – Rebecca Wallis
Enroll today and start learning at your own pace
Over 90% of artists are no longer making art 2 years after graduating
Most artists that become successful do not hold a formal degree in art
4 out of 5 of artists say lack of money is why they quit their studio practice
Considering this, what is the path for success?
We’ve tested and developed the best methodologies for getting strong online visibility for artists who are showing and selling their art. After years of bringing emerging artists to art fairs in the US and abroad. We have also created concrete strategies for finding the real decision makers and collectors.
Artist Resources & Tools
The Artist Resources & Tools program(or ART School for short) is an eight week professional development program for emerging artists. Expanding Starry Night’s mission to create artist-responsive opportunities and programming, ART School is designed as an online platform for growth and professional development for emerging artists in a variety of disciplines.
This 8 week online training program is designed to develop the professional practices needed for artists to start making a living doing what they love. The curriculum is based on the six main components of becoming a professional, full time artist. The course includes trainings and interviews with specialists in curating, social media, PR, tech, legal, accounting, as well as soft skills.
The program includes a dynamic curriculum of in-depth training videos, printed guides and templates; twice weekly online office hours to engage students, address questions, and discuss various perspectives on the material; as well as recommended readings on best professional practices across disciplines.
“I really liked the involvement in the group and the sense of community from an online course.”
– Anthony Hamilton
Who is Starry Night?
Starry Night Programs has been working with artists who are struggling with selling their work or applying for and getting funding to make their work.
Created by Monika Proffitt who serves as the Executive Director, we help artists get into larger exhibitions so that emerging, unrepresented artists can stop starving and get their work out there.
Provided feedback on over 9,500 applications for residencies, exhibitions, and grants
Served as a panelist to distribute over $500,000 in funding for artists
Helped artists get their artwork published and distributed in digital and hard copy editions
Directly worked with hundreds of artists, showing them how to leverage their current situation to further their careers
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ART School is the perfect solution
for aspiring (rising) artists
Access to course materials is immediate upon enrollment, and will be available to participants on an unlimited basis for all future iterations of the program. All of the materials are online, contained in the private, membership-only ART School website, where students can engage the training videos, download the resources, connect with other artists, ask questions during the twice-weekly meetings, and compare notes with one another.
With a focus on applicable, concrete skills development, Starry Night ART School is designed to deepen an understanding of the best professional practices for artists of all disciplines, with a focus on building a foundation of professional confidence in the emerging contemporary artist.
Put into perspective the mindset, time and money that artists need to stay in the game and have a long, fruitful career as an artist.
Present concrete tools that enable artists to confidently compete for bigger and bigger opportunities.
Dissect the specific purpose of an artist website and make it achieve the goals it is designed for, whether that is selling or having an online exhibition - or both.
The world drives and moves on connections. Here artists learn how to step out and effectively - online and in person - network even if they’re an introvert.
The nuts and bolts of having a successful, well attended show, how to do proper follow up, and what exactly goes into the art of the sale.
Moving up in your career means moving in bigger and more powerful circles. We cover exactly how to find the people with the money to actually buy your work, and how to handle it once you do.
Over 15 additional templates, videos, interviews and downloadable resources
New Bonuses Include:
Wordpress Master class
Money Management for Artists
Legal and Copyright 101 for artists
Our goal is to give artists life long tools in just 8 weeks
- Packed gallery openings
- Dozens of solo shows full of buyers
- Pursuing art full-time without a side job
- Great applications to top grants
- Thriving sales online and in galleries
- Speaking engagements at conferences
“I was most surprised about the positive, supportive approach, the amount of material and information I could access, as well as book lists etc., and then the ongoing support after it’s finished.” – Rebecca Wallis