Become A Working Artist

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Becoming a Working Artist has literally saved my life.”

– Leslie Jean-Bart, New York

How The Working Artist Will Transform Your Career

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”20″ icon_margin=”15″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]The truth about how the way you approach prospects might be a waste of time and what to do instead to make real connections[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]How to easily get more sales with insider tactics that truly work[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]Proven planning techniques for a thriving career that has longevity and sustainability[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]Discover how to avoid disaster when pricing your work and how to set the right prices[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]The giant myth about artist contracts revealed and the best way to negotiate them[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]The simple mistake 90% of artists make when submitting proposals and why repeating it will doom you to failure[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]
[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”20″ icon_margin=”15″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]Powerful methods to present your art properly to prevent looking like an amateur[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]Surprising techniques artists use for managing their time and to overcome overwhelm[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]The secret habits of blue-chip artists that you can implement right now[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]Uncover why your website turns visitors away and how to better connect with viewers[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]The best ways to use social media while keeping it fun and effective[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]Insights into connecting with curators, gallerists, interior designers, corporate collectors and other art-world decision makers[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]How to effortlessly write an amazing business plan that will carry you forward[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Powerful Tools You'll Receive


The most used word in alumni feedback is ‘confidence.’ When you’ve got the right information, polished tools, and motivation you will be unstoppable.


When you rely on google for career advice, you get what you pay for. Nothing. If your art matters, the right answers matter and Crista Cloutier’s professional experience in the art business is unrivalled.


It’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s easy to feel stuck. The Working Artist Masterclass will help you to move forward with purpose.


Each week Crista will offer Coaching Calls, personally answering each of your questions. Can’t make the call? Post your question online and she’ll record her answer. As your mentor, she’s committed to your success!


Your mother was right. Reputation matters. And no where is that more true than in the art world. First impressions count. Make yours professional.


You will save time, expense and heartache. Am I saying that you’ll make more money as a result of The Working Artist Masterclass? Perhaps – if you are willing to do the work.

“Using the tools I learned from Crista, in no time at all, I sold 18 paintings and got 2 new commissions! Today, I am a working artist.”

– Chico Coehlo, San Francisco.

How We Continue To Support You


With The Working Artist Network, you’ll have access to an international group of artists who are already doing the work. Ask them your questions, share your latest work, build your sphere of influence, and get links to exhibitions, grants and residencies.The Working Artist Community includes artists from over 50 countries!


Real artists never stop learning. That’s why we’ll give you FREE access to all future bonus sessions that we add to The Working Artist course. And your subscription never runs out. You can return to the material again and again.


We are constantly creating new Bonus Training sessions to keep pace with the rapidly changing market. And we don’t just stop with art galleries. We also go deep into Online Marketing, Social Media, Branding and Websites and a myriad of other ways to build your professional career.


As a Working Artist you’ll receive invitations to exclusive events and private one-on-one consultations with Crista Cloutier. These are ONLY available for graduates of The Working Artist course.


Created Uniquely for Creative Minds

One place to vision, map and plan your art career

Building a sustainable art career is hard work. You’ve got to do a lot more than google if you want to achieve your goals.

The Working Artist is the only comprehensive program on the market.

We offer a complete arts-business education with energy and focus.

Focused, convenient, and straight-to-the-point, The Working Artist is the professional solution for busy creatives.

With the minimum investment of only 60 to 90 minutes each week, you have the option of taking the course with other artist peers or completely at your own pace.

If you fall behind, you have lifelong access to the material including future Working Artist bonuses at no additional cost. You can take it at your own pace or do it with the group.

With my 110% Money-Back Guarantee you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Coaching Calls

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Caring Support

“Crista helped me to rediscover my artistic voice and how to reexamine my entire body of work. Her methods have a way of cutting through to pin-point your stumbling blocks.”

– Karen Jilly

This course IS for you if…

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”20″ icon_margin=”15″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]You’re a visual artist – painter, photographer, jewelry, whatever – just so long as you’re devoted to doing the work[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]You understand that continuing your education is a powerful, ongoing discipline of being a professional artist[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]You feel overwhelmed about how to achieve your financial goals through your art and are seeking a knowledgeable advisor[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]You’re ready for a major breakthrough in your career and practice[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#456d71″]You’re tired of struggling and want to STOP wasting time[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

It’s NOT for you if…

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”20″ icon_margin=”15″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-close remove times” icon_color=”#b22222″]You think that money demeans art[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-close remove times” icon_color=”#b22222″]You are not ready to put the “work” in working artist[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-close remove times” icon_color=”#b22222″]You are still waiting for that someone to “do this stuff for you”[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-close remove times” icon_color=”#b22222″]You are looking for a cookie-cutter strategy that you can easily find online for free[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-close remove times” icon_color=”#b22222″]You believe the world will discover you without any work on your part[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

About Crista

Crista Cloutier has:

  • sold millions of dollars of artwork to galleries, museums, collectors
  • run a gallery and nationally recognized studio
  • certified as an arts appraiser and worked as an arts licensor
  • produced an award-winning art documentary
  • been published by major museums, magazines and newspapers
  • curated dozens of international exhibitions
  • collaborated with many artists from blue-chip to just-emerging

That’s NOT the whole picture…

“A few years ago, I crashed and burned. I hadn’t been nurturing my own creativity. I sold ALL of my possessions and moved to France to push the refresh button. There, I created a new life for myself as an artist – and as a writer who writes about being an artist. Using what I learned from my years as an art-business veteran, I developed The Working Artist.”

Today, The Working Artist has become a part of my own creative practice. I draw my inspiration from helping other artists – like you.  I never even dared to dream that it would have this kind of impact on so many, for The Working Artist has now reached artists in over 50 countries!

This is personal for me. I’m deeply dedicated to your career. So when you work with me, you not only get a mentor with an experienced track record, but also a high success rate. In fact, LinkedIn recently named me as one of their “Influencers in the Contemporary Art World.”

Are you happy with where you’re at in your art career? If not, what do you plan to do about it?”

To learn more about Crista’s professional experience click here.

The art world is very difficult to navigate. I wasted so much time reading the wrong stuff and listening to people who think they’re experts when all I was doing was going down the wrong road. The Working Artist got me back on the right road. Crista knows the art world and explains it so you can understand it.”

Ta Thimkaeo, Thailand

The Working Artist Masterclass

Our 2018 session is open for enrollment.
Don’t miss this opportunity. 

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”20″ icon_margin=”15″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]4 Core Modules Each comprised of a 30-minute video and in-depth interactive workbooks. Take it at your own pace[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]4 Coaching Calls with Crista Cloutier Scheduled[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Surprise Bonus Modules spanning topics from social media and marketing to project planning and much more[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]Access The Working Artist Network[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]As an honored alumni, when the session is over you’ll continue to have lifetime access[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-star”]As an honored alumni you’ll always have free access to future Working Artist Sessions[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Our 2018 session is now open for enrollment. Don’t miss this opportunity.

The Working Artist Masterclass

Core Training

4 video-based interactive training modules   (Value $299)

4 coaching calls with Crista Cloutier   (Value $499)
Held on May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16
(You can post your questions if you can’t make the call and Crista will record her answers)

The Working Artist Network   (Value $199)

Lifetime access to the program so you can take it at your own pace and never worry about deadlines   (Value PRICELESS)

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 Bonus Lessons

Are You Pricing Your Art Wrong? (Value $99)

The Working Artist Manifesto (Value $127)

Online Marketing for Working Artists  (Value $99)

Social Media for Working Artists  (Value $127)

Project Planning for Artist Brains  (Value $99)

Art Fair Essentials  (Value $178)

Masterclass Gold

Masterclass + Personal Strategy Session

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The Gold option includes the full Working Artist Masterclass PLUS a Personal Strategy Session that builds on what you’ll learn in the Masterclass.

Different than the group coaching calls, this is a private professional strategy one-on-one session with Crista, scheduled after you complete The Working Artist.

For 90+ minutes Crista will roll up her sleeves and go deep into your Working Artist materials, your art and your vision. She’ll work with you to create a strategic action plan for improving sales, gaining exposure, and building your audience.

Please note places are limited so book early. (Value $499)

2018 Masterclass Package Price:


3 monthly payments of $199.67 USD

2018 Masterclass Gold Price:


3 monthly payments of $333 USD

(Includes: The Working Artist Masterclass
+ Personal Strategy Session)

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“This class was worth every penny – really, priceless.”

Taunya Van Der Steen-Mizel |

     110% Money-back Guarantee

I created The Working Artist Masterclass to be the most comprehensive and professional advice offered, so that artists can achieve results. In return, I expect the artists who work with me to do the work, giving your best by implementing the strategies I share.

So in order to be eligible for my 110% Money Back Guarantee, you must submit your completed workbooks within 2 weeks of the end of the course. In other words, I believe that if you do the work, you’ll succeed. But I can’t be responsible for artists who don’t really put in the effort. So that’s my deal. Give it your best shot and if it doesn’t work, you’ve got nothing to lose.