The Business of Art: Making Money with Your Passion

Yellow paint on brick wall silhouette of a woman working at a laptop

Date: July 11-18, 2020 (ONLINE)
Medium: NA
Instructor: Todd Stuart (email)
Skill Level: All

Selling your artwork is a complex process that involves mindsets, skills and tools just like your arts practice. In this workshop you will be introduced to an entrepreneurial mindset, and a set of tools that you can utilize to sell your art. By the end of the workshop you will have a plan in the form of an Arts Venture Canvas that will direct your efforts in selling your artwork. You will have a personal consultation with the instructor in order to start the process of creating your unique toolbox. We will explore various marketing strategies, effective social media options, how to develop a purpose statement, creating a budget on a shoestring, among others.

Open to Artists of all disciplines and skill levels.

At this time, registration for The Business of Art is closed.


All times Eastern Daylight Time

Saturday July 11: 10am-Noon
Monday July 13: 10am-Noon
Wednesday July 15: 10am-Noon
Friday July 17: 10am-Noon

Individual sessions will be scheduled for each student.

Supply List

No supplies required


Non-Credit: $220
1 Credit Undergrad: $558.32
1 Credit Grad Special Rate: $285.00

No Materials cost expected

About the Instructor

Todd Stuart is the Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at Miami University. He holds an MFA and MBA from the University of South Carolina and a BA from the University of Florida. In his current role he teaches artists and arts leaders the foundational skills in business and entrepreneurship. He has facilitated workshops for the faculty of Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Detroit, MI and the artists of Stormwater Studios in Columbia, SC. Prior to teaching, he worked as freelance artist, entrepreneur, and ran a design firm for 12 years.

Todd is the Vice President of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education and a Strategic National Arts Project Research Affiliate. He also maintains and active practice in fine art photography.