As an artist, there are so many more ways to promote your art rather than the traditional ways of going to functions, meeting and greeting and networking with others. We still recommend all of these ideas and more but now with social media, there are so many new ways to promote your art work, meet the right people and get ahead. Here are some ideas on how to promote your art, for free and meet people who are like minded or can help you get your art out to the masses.
Twitter- In 140 characters or less, it is easy to connect with those who are like minded and may be interested in selling your art or just being connected to you. Introduce yourself to others, add your images to accompany your tweets! For explanations of your piece, you can add a link to your blog. Engaging with people is quick and easy, but to truly express yourself in more than a few sentences requires you to be more creative with links or sites that redirect the tweet to your longer explanations.
Hashtags are a great way to search keywords that apply to you and find like minded people. Use the search engine to find hashtags that relate to you work and make sure to use them when you tweet. You can connect with some pretty interesting people!
Instagram- This visual tool is the perfect way to show off your talents! Post your art on Instagram and use hashtags that apply to your piece. Like Twitter, you can search hashtags that apply to you and use them, which allows people from all over the globe to potentially connect to you. This is also a great way to sell your art online. Many artists have been successful directing their followers to selling their art. We recommend Instagram as the must have social media platform for all artists searching for a platform to sell their art. Make sure Instagram is connected with your art webpage!
Facebook- Facebook is a great way to connect to your community and give detailed explanations of your piece. From the inspiration of why you created this work to price ranges, you can do it all with very little restriction! Facebook is great for the artist who wants to connect with their community.
Blab- Are you looking to connect and really get to know your viewers? Consider Blab! Not only can you share content with your followers but invite them into a video conversation. For a potential gallery owner or a potential buyer, this is huge for people to learn your true essence behind your pieces.
Linkedin- Set up your professional profile as an artist and be seen by other professionals! Linkedin has so many features, including a place for essays. Connect with others and instantly read their profiles and credentials. It’s a great way to make sure the person on the other end is legitimate. It is perfect for connecting with business professionals and connect with businesses and professionals on artistic projects.