10 Essential Podcasts for Artists


Want to learn more about building a successful art career, but don’t have the time? If you’re anything like me, you’d rather be making art than studying up on the business of art.

Now, with podcasts, we can do both at the same time.  These 10 essential podcasts will teach you how internationally recognized artists are managing their marketing, sales, and relationships with galleries.

To help you navigate even more effectively, many also offer perspectives from museum curators, gallerists, critics, and other art business professionals.

Some of the best things to be learned about how to run a business come from successful entrepreneurs outside of the art world. Some of these podcasts focus on pure business.

To learn what works, what doesn’t, and how to take your career to the next level, check out these 10 essential podcasts –

Art Business Podcasts

The Thriving Artist Podcast  Host Daniel DiGriz interviews artists, collectors, and art industry experts with the goal of helping visual artists to compete in an increasingly complex marketplace.

The Art World Demystified on Yale Radio. Top artists, curators, architects and critics are interviewed by Brainard Carey about ‘making it in the art world’.

Savvy Painter Artist Antrese Wood interviews successful painters with the goal of helping us push our studio work further and building our businesses.

Art NXT Level Artist, curator and gallery owner Sergio Gomez interviews artists to glean practical strategies, resources and innovative tools that we can implement to experience a fulfilling art career.

Business Podcasts (not art-specific)

For the ambitious “artrepreneur” in all of us, listen to Mixergy to learn from experienced business mentors. Host Andrew Warner interviews company founders to extract deep insights into starting and growing a business.

Social Media Examiner  Want to know how to leverage social media to promote your art business? Host Michael Stelzner interviews social media pros so we can gain actionable tips to improve our social media marketing.

Art, History and Creativity Podcasts

The Modern Art Notes Podcast  Host Tyler Green hosts weekly interviews featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators.

The National Gallery of Art audio and video series gives access to gallery talks by well-known artists, authors, curators, and historians.

The Unmistakable Creative  Host Srini Rao interviews creative people from all walks of life who live outside of the status quo. “This is a place where there are no maps, just a compass with potential pathways to greater significance.”

Ted Talks Art offers playlists of fascinating art-themed subjects such as “The Transformative Power of Street Art” and “Art Made of Unusual Stuff”.

That’s my list!  Do you have any faves to share with us?  Please include them in the comments below.

Holly Van HartArtist Holly Van Hart is absorbed and inspired by the idea of the limitless opportunities we have in our lives.She paints abstract nature paintings that surprise us with unusual colors and textures, and ignite new excitement about life’s possibilities.Holly’s paintings have won many awards including Grand Prize at the California Statewide Painting Competition, and Best of Houzz. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Examiner.com, Santa Clara Weekly, KTYM Los Angeles Live Radio, and Silicon Valley ‘Talk Art’ TV.
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4 years ago

Art for Your Ear by the Jealous Curator is amazing!

Christine R.
Christine R.
4 years ago

What a great list! I love the Savvy Painter podcast, but haven’t listened to most of the others – excited to check them out. I’ve also heard that Artists Helping Artists has a good podcast/radio show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpingartists


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Allison Johanson
Allison Johanson
3 years ago

Great list! Thanks for sharing… I also enjoy Your Creative Push.