THE ART BUSINESS ACADEMY™
Artist's Monthly Membership
The ultimate resource, community, and support that you need to thrive as a professional artist.
Created predominately for female artists (see our FAQ below), it provides you with tools, templates, and bite-sized training to enable you to confidently build your dream art business.JOIN NOW
Welcome artist's looking to make a living from your art!
As an artist and creative, having the confidence, motivation, and support is key to building a life and art business that you truly (madly, deeply) love.
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO
The Art Business Academy™
An online membership for artists and creatives who want to make a living from their art.
The Art Business Academy™ (lovingly nicknamed the ABA), is a monthly resource and artist’s community that gives you the tools, teachings, support and inspiration - So that you can confidently build your art business and live the life that you really want!
By joining the ABA you will...
Build & Grow Your Confidence
Through learning and coaching in a safe creative environment.
Feel Supported & Reassured
By knowing that help is always there from the community and Sophie.
Learn New Monthly
Art Biz Skills
So that you can smash any fears with tech and just build that biz.
Boost Your Daily Productivity
By using the fillable 'done-for-you' templates and cheat sheets.
Get Inspired & Motivated
By building your art biz alongside Sophie and other ABA artists.
Have a Step-by-Step Path to Follow
So that you know exactly where you are and what to work on next (below).
Our Art Biz Success Path will be there to guide you every step of the way.
Stage 0 - Vision
Stage 1 - Creation
Stage 2 - Foundation
Stage 3 - Launching
Stage 4 - Momentum
Stage 5 - Success
(we will be there to help you if you are unsure)
Sound like the membership for you?
“ABA feels to me like an Art family where the phrase:
"Giving you the wings to fly" fits perfectly.”
The ABA is the perfect place to build your art biz - a space where there really is no such thing as a silly question!
In addition to oodles of support...
Live Q&A Sessions
Get those all-important questions answered directly by Sophie.
The ABA Artist's
Feel supported inside our wonderful art business family.
Did I also mention your 24/7 access to our (ever-growing) Art Biz Training Vault?
Dip in and out of all of the specific ‘how to’ training tutorials from previous months whenever you like!
The main art biz topics we cover are:
- Business - Time Management, Plans etc.
- Events - Exhibitions, Open Studios, etc.
- Marketing - Audience, Mailing Lists, etc.
- Mindset - Manifesting, Visualisation, etc.
- Products - Collections, Listings, etc.
- Sales Platforms - Websites, Marketplaces etc
- Services - Courses, Workshops etc.
- Social Media - Instagram, Facebook, etc.
All of this is available for just $32 a month!
Hear From Some Members
“The ABA gives me the structure and confidence to build my art business into the form I want it to be. Sophie Mahir has the rare skill set of marketing from the perspective of a practising artist and I feel blessed she has the generosity to pass it on."
Realist Large Scale Landscape Painter
“Being an active member of the ABA has been both grounding and expansive. Sophie is a multi-talented leader who really gets what it's like to align art and business to create success. I love her no-nonsense approach and commitment to seeing us all succeed.”
Visionary Leadership Coach, Author & Artist
“Sophie Mahir’s Art Business Academy, the ABA, is the most inspiring and energetic gift to our artist’s world in modern times. Sophie knows and can deliver a multitude of artistic business information in a concise and accessible manner. Her courses and business content simply breed success for her artist students.”
Experiential Abstract Multimedia Artist
Has a lack of knowledge, support or confidence
been holding you back?
What if you had a resource that...
Gave you a step-by-step Art Biz Success Path to follow and use as your guide to measure your progress along the way.
Had an organised library of business training made especially for artists all in one place.
Provided you with a space to ask questions and get feedback along the way.
Saved your energy from trying to remember everything, by providing cheat sheets and quick reference guides.
Saved your time by providing fillable templates for your everyday art business items.
Amplified your productivity by furnishing you with all the planners you could dream of.
Armed your mindset with powerful mantras to combat those difficult 'down' days.
How motivated would you feel knowing that you had the path, tools, and support to actually build your dream art business?
Join the ABA and start your change today!
Let's make building your art business exciting!
- Imagine feeling grounded, knowing you have a path to guide you forwards at each stage of your journey.
- Imagine feeling completely supported, as you launch your art business out to your ideal customers.
- Imagine feeling super confident to start promoting your art business and having those (now exciting) sales conversations.
- Imagine how great you will feel knowing exactly what to focus on each month to keep growing and moving forwards.
- Imagine spending more time creating and making, now that you are so organised and on top of those day-to-day tasks.
- Imagine having more time with your family and friends, knowing your art business is set up and working for you.
- Imagine being in a position to finally outsource all those yawn-worthy tasks (Social Media?) and even build a team to work with.
"BUT... " I also hear you saying...
“I don’t really have enough time to create my art AND do ‘business stuff'.”
I get it. Managing your time is the biggest challenge of running your own business. However, this is where planning and time-saving tools come in! (Woohoo)
Using the ABA’s fillable planners, templates and cheat sheets will save you TONS of time searching on the internet or creating them yourself. Clawing back these precious hours will have a MASSIVE impact on how much you can achieve in a day.
“Everything I read says to do something different, it's overwhelming.
I don’t know if I can do it…”
There is certainly A LOT of information out there.
And seeing the wood for the trees can be exhausting. This is why the ABA combines the essential tools you need in one place; the training, resources and support, all organised easily for you and accessible at any time.
Now you don’t need to waste those precious hours on rummaging through YouTube, Google or endless courses.
This membership is tailored to you!
Everything is available to you 24/7, so you can find and use whatever resource you need as and when you need it!
Especially for Artists
Everything has been created specifically for artists. So no need for general business tutorials anymore.
Highly Time Efficient
With short, easy training and lots of templates and cheatsheets for you, you can get the most out of your time.
Have we met?
I’m Sophie and I live to be creative.
I’m a Brit now living in the Perth Hills, Western Australia with my partner Nigel, our two cats, and two dogs. I landed here ‘accidentally’ after a few years traveling as a ‘ digital nomad’ with my online business and am now very excited to call this home. I’m also mother to my 2 beautiful grown-up daughters, one of whom I’m proud to also call my business partner (you'll see her around!).
I am also a fully qualified and experienced Artist, Educator, award-winning Business Coach, and Entrepreneur.
Having brought together my two passions, entrepreneurship, and creativity - I help artists to build a profitable business around their own art practice.
I have spent over 15 years working with hundreds of business start-ups and now artists; to help them gain the clarity, confidence, and self-belief, as well as all the practical business skills they need to build that dream art business and design their ideal lifestyle.
Let’s work together to create the dream life and art business you have always wanted!
"Sophie has a wealth of knowledge about motivating artists to believe and act consistently to create their own successful art business.”
Coastal Watercolour Artist
Still not quite sure if it's for you?
The ABA is not for you if...
- You are looking for a quick fix.
- You are just looking for a course.
- You are not open to feedback and coaching.
- You don’t like being part of a community.
- You are not quite ready for change.
- You’d rather just hire someone to do it for you.
The ABA is perfect for you if...
- You want to turn your creative passion into a business.
- You are a total ‘business beginner’ and not sure where to start, but happy to learn.
- You’re not a total beginner, but definitely in need of more clarity and direction in order to build your business.
- You already make sales but really want to get more organised and take things to the next level.
- You are committed to putting in the time to create your dream Art Business.
Our 30 Day Guarantee to You.
A lot of hard work, energy, and love has gone into building this membership and our intention is that anyone joining us does so with the positive intention of actively learning, engaging with the community, and building a successful art business.
Of course, we understand that sometimes not all membership environments or content is a perfect fit for everyone, so we are completely dedicated to honoring our guarantee (of course we will make sure we have done everything in our power to make you feel welcome and supported to try and avoid any dissatisfaction first).
However, with your email request, we will of course help you cancel your membership and give you a refund.
We will ask you for some open and honest feedback as to why you would like to cancel so that we can try and avoid this in the future - we are always looking to improve!
You are our main priority.