Coaching Calls

Next call: February 13th, 2020 5pm GMT

If you have a question, do call in and ask Crista yourself.

If you can’t make the call, write your question in the comment field below (scroll to the bottom of the page).

– All questions should be posted at least 3 hours before the call to give Crista time to prepare. Questions posted later risk not being answered.
– Please do not post a question you intend to ask on the call.
– Please do not use this page to respond to other artists’ questions.
– If you are currently taking the course, only ask questions that we have covered. Jumping ahead will only confuse you.
– If you cannot find your local time in Greenwich Meantime, Google is your friend!

After the call we will post a link to a recording of the conversation on the Recordings Page.

Your Options

1. Dial into the conference:

Dial-in Number: (855) 212-0212 – United States
Access Code: 309-846-424
International Dial-in Numbers:
Note that StartMeeting does not support Skype, so you might have issues if you dial in with Skype. We’ve found that using the keypad on your device, rather than the Skype dialpad helps.

2. Join the online meeting:

Online Meeting Link:
Online Meeting ID: crista
Note: The calls are audio only – please don’t use your webcams during the call.

Call Time

ALL COACHING CALLS ARE AT 5pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

To find what time that is for you, use this: Time converter


-At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line.

-When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.

-To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

-For 24/7 customer service please call 877-553-1680 (This is for the Smart Meeting team – not The Working Artist team).

-When you are ready to ask Crista your question, hit *6 on your dialpad.

If you are unable to make the call, please post your question in the comment field below:

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  1. Vanessa

    Happy new year, Crista! I have a couple of questions, the first is about the art world here in the UK. I know you started TWA in the UK, and you have probably seen how attitudes here compare to those in the USA for example. I’d like to ask you if there is any advice you would give to UK artists in particular?

    The other question I have is about online selling. I think in Chapter 1 you mentioned that you didn’t know anyone who sells online – but later in the program there is a section about marketing online. I am not sure if I have understood well, regarding that area of the art market.

    1. Crista Cloutier

      Hi Vanessa! Thanks so much for these questions. Your first question is really vague and I don’t know how to answer it. Can you be more specific?

      And in regards to the second question, I created TWA just as the online art sale world was starting. That’s why I created the bonus program later. I learned a lot about selling online and this is the more updated version.

      So if you still have questions about online marketing, could you also be more specific.

  2. imadorkette

    Hi Crista, Happy New Year! It’s been a while. I hope you are doing well. I needed some advice and know this is the perfect place. I probably can’t be on the call tomorrow so Here is my question:

    I was accepted to two residencies for this summer and will need to raise a pretty significant amount of money in order to attend, both for fees and travel expenses. I am applying for funding through a few foundations and am waiting to hear back. I was also considering crowd funding. What do you think of crowd funding for personal projects? I was thinking of framing it as an art sale. Do you know anything about the different crowd funding sites? Any advice you have about this or other methods of raising funds would be very helpful! Thank you for your time!

    1. imadorkette

      Hi Crista,

      I wasn’t able to be on the call but I finally listened to the recording. Thanks so much for your answer. Your advice was really helpful and I’ll definitely be following it as I prepare to launch the campaign!!


  3. Tom

    Hi Crista! It’s been a long time. I thought I would let you know I will be listening in on the call. I don’t have any questions, just thought it would be good to listen in. Since I am a long-time alumni I wanted to let you know in case you wish to ask me anything about my experience. Cheers!

  4. Vanessa

    Hello Crista! Sorry I was so unclear with my questions….I understand what you mean now about updating the TWA with the bonus material. I didn’t look at it from the perspective of an update, and was confused by the contradiction – and therefore wasn’t sure if you meant that it was OK to market yourself online, but it would be harder to actually sell online. So I understand that now.

    About being in the UK, I feel that abroad, there seems to be more enthusiasm for artists that I don’t feel in the UK. Is it unwise for me to try to widen my audience to outside the UK? (If I could get anywhere in the UK, then great!) What I wanted to know is what you saw about being an artist in the UK and if there was anything you would impart to UK artists about how to go forward in what sometimes feels like a very insular, discouraging place towards artists (not famous artists)?