How artists make a living and manage money. 2

Kids art class
I really like doing different things and use all sides of myself. I love the things that I can do.
I don’t have the same day over and over.

This are some of the things I have done. They come and go, and I often don’t know what is going to happen the next half year. But there are always something coming up.

However, I manage money means being capable handle the uncertain revenue flow.

Making the money flow, here’s how:

  • Teaching
  • Grants
  • Sales of art
  • Freelancing
  • Consulting
  • Design
  • Exhibit’s
  • Illustrations
  • Commissions
  • Workshops

Kids art school

The work is by children between 10 – 18. Kids art classA lot of the artists are having many legs to stand on, as we say here where I come from. Besides selling art, I, like many others have a part time job 1 to 3 days that provides a small but steady income. The rest of the time I can work on my art and do freelancing.


There are teaching opportunities in public and private schools, and museums, art centers, galleries and after-school programs not to mention private lessons.

I started to do teaching in my studio. I printed fliers, contacted my family and friends, put ads in the art-shops and art galleries and got enough people for my first class.  Once I got started I was asked to do it everywhere. Now, I am asked to do lectures and demonstrations I teach in a private evening school and I do it for public after-school programs for children

Here are my young art students work. Is´t this work great?

Kids art class

I myself have given courses where you learn healing and then we start to paint. Go into teaching if you love it. But, f you don’t have a passion for teaching, absolutely don’t do it.

drawing faces art class

Personal Skills like web expert.

Are you good at blogging, then you can set up blogs or design a web site for other artists, I know a lot of artists that find that to be too much to sit down and learn all about it, You can do courses in blogging or make homepages using ex: which is pretty easy if you just know a little of the basic.  Or you can offer a course in blogging using wordpress which is not to difficult.

My next blog will have some more ideas for earning a living from Art.

What do you like to do? What hobby’s do you have? What are your skills? Tell me the creative ways you have earned money to support your art.

When I started working whit this theme, I soon realized that it would become two blogs, because it is such a hugely engaging thing.

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Kids art class

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