• Eddy Smits


Many artists are introvert.

Even stage performers would rather stay away from people once they are off the stage.

And what about the artist working in his studio and being very happy as long as he doesn’t have to face people?

You know what I mean, right?

At first sight, there is nothing wrong with that. It confirms the idea that artists are shy of human beings and live in their little world.

But let's shatter the cliché!

I am sure artists can do fabulous things in their studio. Whether you’re a musician, a painter, you make sculptures etc.

But do you want to sell things or at least make some money with your creative work?

If the answer is no, then you can stay in your studio and have fun.

Good for you!

I suppose somebody else is paying the bills or you have a job at the side?

But if you want to be more creative and spend more time in your studio, you’ve got to get out of it more often.

Does this strike you as contradictory?

Well, it's easy. People who are interested in your creative stuff like to meet the artist. I get it if you don't want to talk to these people, but here comes the 'artrepreneur’ part.

The more you get out of your studio, the more you will sell. Same for your appearance online. So don’t blame COVID if you don’t sell (anymore)

You need to get out to sell!

An agent can never do the work as well as you can. You have the passion that people want to see and feel. No one can sell your art better than you!

If you are afraid or don’t have the self-confidence, then work on it. Learn some other skills.

Just as you work on your creative skills. It's not different.

Be an ‘artrepreneur’.

Don't be afraid to promote your work. Be proud of it!

We live in strange times. More than ever, being an 'artrepreneur’ is necessary to sell your creative stuff.

In these digital times, authenticity is more important than ever.

So go out and spread the enthusiasm and your art!