Do You Want To Grow Your Art Business?

Are you a visual artist struggling to navigate the business side of your art? Do you find yourself wishing you had more time, knowledge, and resources to effectively market and sell your work? It's time to invest in an artist business development coach who can help you overcome these pain points and take your art business to new heights. If you're like most artists you can make sales of originals sporadically and prints sell periodically but there's not enough traction to sustain your desired lifestyle let alone be able to predict your income. The good news is it doesn't have to be that way.

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Who Am I?

Creative Placemaker | Artist Business Development | Art Event Support Specialist | Curator | Consultant | Speaker | Author

Elevate your creative vision with expert guidance! Specializing in artist business development, event support, and curation, I bring a wealth of experience to the table. As an author and dynamic speaker, I empower artists to navigate the industry with confidence. Let's collaborate to turn your artistic aspirations into reality and showcase your work to the world.

"In the vibrant tapestry of art and entrepreneurship, D. Muse emerges as a true visionary, carving a unique path in the realm of artist business development. Muse is a guiding light, illuminating the intricate intersection of creativity and commerce with unparalleled expertise." - Harlem Fine Arts Show

Do You Want To Grow Your Art Business?

I am Dontae T. Muse, Artrepreneur Coach. I help visual artists in monetizing their creativity and increasing their income using proven branding and creative marketing strategies. Limited time and resources holding you back? Invest in an artist business development coach who will work with you to streamline your business processes, allowing you to focus more on creating art and less on administrative tasks. Say goodbye to wasted hours and say hello to increased productivity.

Whether you want to work with galleries and representation or you want to do it independently or both, let's work together.

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What's Missing From Your Art Business?

Lack of business knowledge leaving you feeling lost? As an experienced coach I will provide you with the education and skills you need to confidently navigate the art market. From art marketing strategies to effective sales techniques, I will equip you with the tools to successfully grow your art business.

Struggling to find your target audience? The eight years of experience that I have as an artist business development coach has equipped me with knowledge that will help you identify and engage with the right audience for your unique artwork. Through targeted marketing and networking strategies, you will gain the exposure you deserve and attract the buyers who appreciate your artistic vision.


Do you have aspirations of becoming an art curator, or just want to gain insight into the world of the art curator? Then “Tripping Over Canvases How To Become A Successful Art Curator” should be at the top of your must-read list. Dontae T. Muse provides straight-forward, detailed information in an easy-to-read style that answers questions you didn’t even know you had. From selecting artists to budget development to promotional strategies Muse covers it all. If you are willing to put in the work, this book is the blueprint for how to become a successful art curator.

Cathy Shannon Chief Curator, E&S Gallery, Inc.

"Tripping Over Canvases: How to Become a Successful Art Curator is an indispensable resource for anyone aspiring to pursue a career in the captivating world of art curation. Written by Dontae Muse, a seasoned curator with years of experience in the field, this step-by-step guide provides an insightful and thorough exploration of the skills required to excel in the world of art and curation. Perhaps one of the most significant strengths is the organization of this important literature that enables artists, curators, and gallerists alike to fill in the gaps that are oftentimes not taught in school.

Dr. Valerie Gillespie, Pencil On Paper Gallery

Dontae T. Muse's Tripping Over Canvases provides wonderful hands-on guidance for those looking to break into a career of curation … from the need to understand history to getting experience to knowing what matters to you.

"Find some upcoming exhibitions and reach out to the organizer(s) and tell them that you are a freelance art writer and that you would love to do a write-up on their upcoming exhibition."  This is fantastic advice on so many levels from learning how to network with curators and artists, to how to use your communication skills to understand how others showcase art, to process your opinions/feelings on the art you are experiencing.

Kristin J. DeAngelis, Mana Contemporary

He proved to be very resourceful and creative. Suggested ideas I would've never thought of.

Angel Mendes

Dontae kept me focused and held me accountable.


I was walked through every process instead of just being told to go do something.


I had the amazing opportunity to work with Dontae Muse. Although a relatively brief call the amount of knowledge he dilvered was immeasurable and so inspiring! It motivated me to do so much for my business and just get out and create. If you ever have the opportunity to work with him, trust me TAKE IT!!!

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The clarity I gained working with Dontae was crazy! As soon as I got clear on some things I saw more success with what I'm doing.

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What Are You Waiting For?

Don't let the business side of art hold you back any longer. Invest in an artist business development coach and unlock your full potential as a successful visual artist. Take control of your career, elevate your brand, and turn your passion for art into a thriving business. Don't wait, start your journey to art business success today.

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Art Business Books

Unlock your full artistic potential with this selection of business development books for artists. From marketing strategies to financial management, brand building, curating, art sales and more, these resources provide valuable insights and practical advice to help you succeed in the art world. Explore this curated collection and take your artistic career to the next level.

Tripping Over Canvases: How To Become A Successful Artrepreneur

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Tripping Over Canvases: How To Open An Art Gallery With No Prior Experience

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Tripping Over Canvases: How To Curate A Successful Art Career

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The Introverted Artist's Guide To Art Sales

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As a gallery owner and a friend of other gallerists, art administrators and curators i get asked, "How do I get my work in a reputable gallery?" Before I can teach them how to approach I have to ask, "Is it even ready?"

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There are approximately 323 million people living in the U.S. There are an estimated 2.2 million artists among them. Learn how to be seen.

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Can you devalue your own work?

We understand that you that need to make money, but the question is raised: Are you compromising the integrity of your work or are you just working smarter instead of harder? Let's talk about it.

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The basics of branding yourself

Branding is more than just visuals. It is a promise to your customer and a powerful tool to help create the focus and clarity essential to growth. It helps you optimize your business strategy, inspire collaborators and connects you to your customers. In this guide, I will leave you with a few tips and thoughts to help you solve your business’s biggest problems.


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