Making It: Three Easy Steps to Money and Visibility for Emerging Artists

Sand Hill Artists Collective provides opportunities for artists. We’re talking grants, workshops, conferences and exhibitions. Quick clicks that will lead you to easy money, FREE learning and simple ways to exhibit your work. We’re all beginning to break out into Covid-free sunshine now, so climb out of your doldrums (masks on, please!) and beat a path to open doors that will show and support your art future.


NOT REAL ART grant and exhibit (in Los Angeles!!!). The grant fund offers a $12,000 award annually to empower the practice of six contemporary artists each year. Grant recipients are announced in Los Angeles at NOT REAL ART: The Conference. If you’re an emerging contemporary artist, be sure to apply to win a grant in 2021! This $2000 unrestricted grant includes more than the money. Winners are interviewed on the NOT REAL ART national podcast, will be featured in the NRA blog and have their work exhibited in a West Coast exhibition.

Exhibitions and live conference dates and venues TBA as Covid safety allows.

Applying is simple and quick.

Go to NOT REAL ART Business School FREE. Over thirty sessions available online.

. License your art

. Build your brand

. Pitch your ideas

. Get career advice from successful and known artists.… and much more!



Sand Hill Artists Collective (SHAC) provides free regional and national visibility to three featured artists each month. So far, thirty artists in our neighborhood zip codes (28715, 28716, 28728, 28806 and 28810) have increased their audience exposure with an application that takes just minutes. Featured Artists access additional opportunities with spotlights on our
Facebook and Instagram posts, mention in publications that write about SHAC artists and, soon, an opportunity to exhibit in Asheville’s River Arts District. 



Mountain BizWorks has put local craftspersons on our radar with Craft Your Commerce programs that include a bi-annual learning series, craft Industry coaching, and a Makers Mixer. Apply now for the fall series or, at the very least, get on the CYC Interest list for alerts on upcoming intensives, events and more.

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