Natalie Verriest is creating Art Business Training
12
patrons
$249
per month

Hi, I'm Natalie. 👋🏽




I run a full-time arts business and am creating a solo-exhibition in a public gallery this year, called PARADIGM/SHIFT. 

I have overcome many mental, operational and industry-specific challenges to get here and now I'm ready to share my journey with you. I realised I am not alone in having these fears, doubts and questions. Now that I've solved some inevitable catch-22 dilemmas, I'm here to share them with you. My mission is to make it easier for you to confidently call yourself an artist, musician, dancer, actor, illustrator, designer or multitalented 'creative'. 

I Graduated... Now What?
I studied Fine Art and Film Studies at university for five years and when I left I felt completely mad and clueless. I graduated on a total high, with amazing marks and head full of knowledge. The fall to rock bottom came with a huge shock. While all my friends were laying down the foundations of successful (paid!) careers, I felt like I was paddling upstream on a life-raft made from my university essays. And I was sinking. Fast. 

Where was the magic carpet that was going to take me to ArtistLand where I could make all the work I wanted to and forget about the rest? Forget about the rent, the tax, the income, the expenses, the marketing... Well, it didn't exist. 

The Real World
In the last three years, I have gone from being so depressed and anxious that I couldn't get out of bed, to running my own art and film business. I have gone from the embarrassment of not being able to pay for a bus fare to the pride of supporting myself purely on my business income. I have gone from almost never making art to now having an ambitious, contracted solo-show at a public gallery. 

So if you're hiding under the literal or metaphorical covers, this community might help you to peek out and see that the fault doesn't really lie within you. You are not flawed for wanting to be an artist. Really, it's not you! It's the world. But here's the secret: the only way the world will change is by you changing it. The world needs you to create unique work and hold your head high in the process. 

What's in store? 
REAL TALK. Tough love. Tips, tricks. Motivation. Problem solving. Practical advice. Dos and don'ts. Pros and cons. Anecdotes. Real-time experiences and updates. 

Real talk about: University, art coaching, grant applications, exhibitions, business etiquette, networking, studio set-up, productivity hacks, ways to reduce anxiety, marketing, social media, sustainability, conferences, tax, books, apps, competitions, interning, conceptual practice and also some practical artistic advice here and there. 

Let's all break the starving artist stereotype and become #enviedartists instead. 






Tiers
Peace, Love and Patronage
$1 or more per month

On this level you will get:

  • Access to patron-only blog posts
  • Behind the scenes progress photos of my work, see how the exhibition unfolds
  • Patron-only polls
  • Monthly downloadable art quote to have as your phone screensaver 
  • Congratulations, you're officially a patron of the arts! ♡


*All pledges are in US dollars. 

Art Business Know-How
$5 or more per month

This level is for you if you're ready for REAL TALK about being an artist.

On this level you will get:

  • Weekly video content with exclusive downloadable pdfs
  • Patron-only videos
  • Exclusive photos of my sketch diaries 
  • Plus all previous rewards


*All pledges are in US dollars. 

Interviews, Exhibitions and Advice
$50 or more per month

On this level you will get:

  • Early invites to exhibitions
  • Pre-sale rights to purchase artworks at private exhibitions
  • A personalised thank you post card per exhibition
  • Behind the scenes footage of the exhibition including exclusive interviews  
  • Once per month, send me a sample of your work and I'll give you a honest feedback. 
  • Plus all previous rewards


*All pledges are in US dollars. 

Exhibition Sponsorship
$105 or more per month

Sponsorship for ongoing costs for my PARADIGM/SHIFT exhibition.


If you stay on this tier for 6 months, I will paint you a custom A3 painting as a thank you. 


*All pledges in US dollars

Goals
$249 of $500 per month
1 Week of Income/ Month

USD$500 is around AUD$700 which would be one week my business didn't need to contract out work and could focus on building my show and bringing you better content. 

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Hi, I'm Natalie. 👋🏽




I run a full-time arts business and am creating a solo-exhibition in a public gallery this year, called PARADIGM/SHIFT. 

I have overcome many mental, operational and industry-specific challenges to get here and now I'm ready to share my journey with you. I realised I am not alone in having these fears, doubts and questions. Now that I've solved some inevitable catch-22 dilemmas, I'm here to share them with you. My mission is to make it easier for you to confidently call yourself an artist, musician, dancer, actor, illustrator, designer or multitalented 'creative'. 

I Graduated... Now What?
I studied Fine Art and Film Studies at university for five years and when I left I felt completely mad and clueless. I graduated on a total high, with amazing marks and head full of knowledge. The fall to rock bottom came with a huge shock. While all my friends were laying down the foundations of successful (paid!) careers, I felt like I was paddling upstream on a life-raft made from my university essays. And I was sinking. Fast. 

Where was the magic carpet that was going to take me to ArtistLand where I could make all the work I wanted to and forget about the rest? Forget about the rent, the tax, the income, the expenses, the marketing... Well, it didn't exist. 

The Real World
In the last three years, I have gone from being so depressed and anxious that I couldn't get out of bed, to running my own art and film business. I have gone from the embarrassment of not being able to pay for a bus fare to the pride of supporting myself purely on my business income. I have gone from almost never making art to now having an ambitious, contracted solo-show at a public gallery. 

So if you're hiding under the literal or metaphorical covers, this community might help you to peek out and see that the fault doesn't really lie within you. You are not flawed for wanting to be an artist. Really, it's not you! It's the world. But here's the secret: the only way the world will change is by you changing it. The world needs you to create unique work and hold your head high in the process. 

What's in store? 
REAL TALK. Tough love. Tips, tricks. Motivation. Problem solving. Practical advice. Dos and don'ts. Pros and cons. Anecdotes. Real-time experiences and updates. 

Real talk about: University, art coaching, grant applications, exhibitions, business etiquette, networking, studio set-up, productivity hacks, ways to reduce anxiety, marketing, social media, sustainability, conferences, tax, books, apps, competitions, interning, conceptual practice and also some practical artistic advice here and there. 

Let's all break the starving artist stereotype and become #enviedartists instead. 






Recent posts by Natalie Verriest

Tiers
Peace, Love and Patronage
$1 or more per month

On this level you will get:

  • Access to patron-only blog posts
  • Behind the scenes progress photos of my work, see how the exhibition unfolds
  • Patron-only polls
  • Monthly downloadable art quote to have as your phone screensaver 
  • Congratulations, you're officially a patron of the arts! ♡


*All pledges are in US dollars. 

Art Business Know-How
$5 or more per month

This level is for you if you're ready for REAL TALK about being an artist.

On this level you will get:

  • Weekly video content with exclusive downloadable pdfs
  • Patron-only videos
  • Exclusive photos of my sketch diaries 
  • Plus all previous rewards


*All pledges are in US dollars. 

Interviews, Exhibitions and Advice
$50 or more per month

On this level you will get:

  • Early invites to exhibitions
  • Pre-sale rights to purchase artworks at private exhibitions
  • A personalised thank you post card per exhibition
  • Behind the scenes footage of the exhibition including exclusive interviews  
  • Once per month, send me a sample of your work and I'll give you a honest feedback. 
  • Plus all previous rewards


*All pledges are in US dollars. 

Exhibition Sponsorship
$105 or more per month

Sponsorship for ongoing costs for my PARADIGM/SHIFT exhibition.


If you stay on this tier for 6 months, I will paint you a custom A3 painting as a thank you. 


*All pledges in US dollars