In many countries across the world, artists make their living from selling art. However in Nigeria, it is quite difficult for artists to break into commercial success.
A lot of artist in Nigeria are creative but they are unsure if they can make wave in the industry.
Here are things you can do to make money as an artist in Nigeria;
1. CREATE YOUR BRAND
Brand is the selling ground that every artist needs to work on and it as to be unique. Your brand is in your name, style, your market, your subject.
2.TALK ABOUT YOUR WORK
A lot of artists hole themselves up in their studios expecting their work to speak for itself. Your work can’t do the talking, you should do it.
Tell people about your work, put it on social media, do the talking.
3. GET AN ART ADVISOR
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A lot of artist feel they know it all, they believe they can do it alone but seriously no one can run business alone. You need someone you can talk to about your work, someone who can put you through.
4. MAKE YOUR ART AFFORDABLE
I know many artist who are not making sales because their work are expensive. See ehn, make your work affordable for the average and rich. It doesn’t have to be expensive from the start.
5. SET UP A GALLERY
This might sound expensive but you can set up a small one. Start small, just have a studio for showcase.
Finally as an artist, no ones idea is too shallow. Move with people outside your field, their ideas can help you too.