Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

May 12 / 18

Hey everybody! It’s been quiet for the past few days since Wednesday, but today is different. I found this on Shadowboxerinc’s Instagram feed Thursday and this is an incredible opportunity for those who are willing to make it in the art world. Hip-hop recording artist, producer, and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is giving out $5,000…yes you read right…$5,000 to 20 different artists so they can put their own art shows. Here are the details…

Credit source: The Dean Collection


Swizz Beatz announced on his Instagram account Thursday that he’s giving $5,000 to 20 different artists to put their own art show.


We want to give 20 artists around the world $5,000each, to throw their own art show, and let them keep 100% of the sales. Any medium. Any theme.

The Dean Collection, founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, is a contemporary, family art collection focused on the support of living artists. In addition to being custodians of great artworks, TDC develops platforms that encourage progress in all facets of artistic practice. Following the success of No Commission, the art and music fair held in three continents worldwide, TDC presents The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups #TDC20.

Do you want to throw an art show?

We want to hear about it. Any medium. Any theme. We understand the struggle of the artist and want to give you $5,000 to make it happen.


Keep 100% of the sales

 You keep what you sell so you can use this startup to be sustainable.

We’re thinking GLOBAL

Open to all artists around the world.

Go to for the details. Deadline is May 31, 2018. All you have to do is fill out the application below and follow through. Like I said, a perfect opportunity to showcase your work!


Image source:  Blavity & courtesy of Patrick McMullan




Wednz Scene: Opportunity Knocks…Free 30 Day Artist Jumpstart Challenge

Wednz Scene: Opportunity Knocks…Free 30 Day Artist Jumpstart Challenge

June 28 / 17

Hey there again. Just wanted to let you know about an interesting opportunity to share with you, courtesy of ArtSquare and Artchat.

cred: artsquare &

ArtSquare is Offering 30 Day Art Business course for free.  Geared towards teaching different strategies artists have used to sell more art.

Free 30 Day Artist Jumpstart Challenge

No fluff lessons and practical, sequential steps to grow your audience and start selling more art. PLUS, get access to our artist community to work through each day’s challenge with hundreds of other artists.

We used to sell this challenge for $45, but we want this education in the hands of as many artists as possible, so we’re offering it for FREE!

What you’ll learn:

– how to define and FIND your audience
– how to engage your audience and make it easy for them to buy
– how to set attainable goals
– how to best price your artwork
– how to know what content to create and share
– how to build and leverage an email list of fans
– how to get the most from an artist website
– how to build beneficial partnerships with other artists
– how to reach out to venues and stores to display and sell your work
– how to set up analytics to know how fans interact with your website
To sign up, go to info, but at the bottom of the page click the button that says Download the guide. 
                                      Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!
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