Promoting Your Art

There’s a whole world out there waiting to discover you and your artwork. You just need to let them know that you exist. Here are a few tips to help you spread your name and your art across Nunavut and across the world.

Increase Your Online Presence

• Add your profile to our Artists Database

Your NACA Biography will let people see your work and learn who you are, why you create your art. It makes it easy for people to find you online and gets your art exposure where everyone in the world can see it. It also helps art buyer, galleries and other artists get in touch with you directly.

Click here to upload your artist biography.

Answer Calls to Artists

• Answer Calls to Artists on the NACA website

There are always new opportunities posted on the NACA website. Entering your art into our Calls to Artists is a great way to increase exposure.

You can find new opportunities in three different ways:

1. Job Board

Check the job board regularly, as we post new opportunities every chance we get.

Click here to view the Job Board.

2. Newsletter

Every month, we send an e-mail newsletter with art news and opportunities. Subscribe to get news sent to you even when you don’t have time to check the site.

Click here to subscribe.

3. Social Media

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Not only will you be notified of opportunities by NACA, but other art lovers and organizations will post calls to artists on our wall, as well.

• Enter art competitions

Attend as many art competitions as you can. Competitions give you great exposure and improve your reputation as an artist. You’ll meet new customers and other artists, who can help introduce you to new markets.

Click here to apply for the Nunavut Arts Festival.
Click here for information on other competitions, festivals and events you can enter.
Click here for information on travel grants.

• Attend art shows

Art shows are full of people ready to spend money. In the south, there are often thousands of people at each show – in fact, the Arts Festival of Boston draws close to 100,000 people. You will need someone who speaks English, though, so if you aren’t confident be sure to bring a partner who can.

Click here for information on art shows around the world.
Click here for information on travel grants.

 
4. Make Connections

• Participate in online discussion forms

The internet is a great tool to bring people around the world together. Your comments could bring you in touch with future customers.

• Talk to galleries directly

Tell galleries about your artwork to get them interested in buying your work from you directly. When you sell your artwork to galleries directly instead of to a wholesaler, you cut out the middle man and make more money on each piece sold.

This can be riskier and a bit more work than going through a wholesaler, so before you do:
Click here to learn about pricing.
Click here to learn about copyright law.

• Contact the Nunuavut Development Corporation

The Nunavut Development Corporation (NDC) is a government agency that sells $1.8 million of Nunavut’s arts and crafts each year. Get in touch with them for help promoting and selling your work.

The Nunavut Development Corporation:
Website: http://ndcorp.nu.ca
Phone: 1-866-645-3170
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