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Free Workshop Virtual

Demystifying the Art World Session 8: Selling Artwork on Your Own

10:30 am

Professional development session about platforms and tools that artists can use to act on their own agency to sell and value their work.

Session 8 of the series Demystifying the Art World: Practical Knowledge & Skills for Early-Career Artists, addresses self-initiated sales, presenting methods and tools that artists can use to value and sell their own work.

Whether artists want to side-step commercial galleries, learn to advocate on their own behalf, or take ownership over their own sales, this online session will introduce artists to some of the methods available. Artists Vanessa Dion Fletcher and Jenie Gao will share their experience valuing and selling their work, outside of the commercial gallery system, including direct sales to collectors, renting dedicated booths at art fairs, and social media. A Q&A moderated by Su-Ying Lee will offer the opportunity to ask questions and discuss strategies with the group.

This session is free and open to all early career and emerging artists. It will be hosted on Zoom, with captions. If you have other accommodation needs, please let us know through the registration form or contact dmg.​utsc@​utoronto.​ca. After registering, attendees will be provided with a Zoom link to join the program virtually.

A second session about selling artwork, but through the commercial gallery system, will follow in May 2024.