Arming Art Students for Success

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In a challenging market, Artwork Archive is empowering art students with the tools they need to succeed post graduation.

Infographic on the challenges facing art students.

Infographic on the challenges facing art students.

This program provides art students and recent grads with an essential tool to make a living doing what they love

Artwork Archive, an online business tool for artists, has launched a program that empowers art students by giving them the tools they need to turn their passion and skills into a sustainable, life-long career.

Making a living as an artist has always been a challenge, but with historically astronomical tuition rates for art students, it is more difficult than ever. Two years after graduation, ninety-percent of art students are no longer working in the field and over fifty-five percent of those students carry significant debt.

“While most programs do a great job at covering the creative aspects of a career in art, not all spend time on the business aspects and oftentimes leave students unprepared,” says Justin Anthony, co-founder of Artwork Archive..

Even if programs do provide business courses, students are often left without the necessary support to run a successful business post graduation. Artwork Archive aims to help students make the transition from graduation to a professional career by providing ongoing and discounted business tools.

While Artwork Archive holds a long-standing reputation as the go-to business and inventory management product for established artists, the educational program makes those same professional tools accessible to students and recent graduates.

The program, now live at artworkarchive.com/students, is not your typical “student edition”. Students get access to all of the tools needed to develop a successful business, such as professional reporting, inventory management, invoicing, contact management, sales insights and a public profile to share their portfolio anywhere, on any device.

“The real challenge comes after graduation. We didn’t want to provide a temporary benefit only to take it away once they graduated,” says Anthony. “This program provides art students and recent grads with an essential tool to make a living doing what they love and locks in the price and the discount so it lasts throughout their career.”

In addition to the lifetime discount, Artwork Archive is also working with academic institutions and nonprofits serving artists to provide educational resources and donations for juried shows and special events.

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About Artwork Archive: Artwork Archive is an industry-leading art inventory management tool used by artists, collectors and organizations around the world to organize and manage their artwork.

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