Make Your Art No Matter What | Beth Pickens


"All artists are small businesses- and that’s hard to accept."

Beth went to school to be a therapist but decided to go the unconventional path and create her own job title. She is passionate about fanning the flame within artists to “safeguard” their creative practice, grow their businesses...and make their art (no matter what) 

Connect with Beth:



  • How do we know when we are ready to go “all in'' with our art?

  • Safeguarding your creative practice (finding the time, etc)

  • Going for the ask and building your creative business



Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She is the author of Make Your Art No Matter What (Chronicle Books, 2021.) Her previous book is Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018).  Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism and On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and distributed by the Feminist Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. Her popular podcast, Mind Your Practice, is widely available as is her subscription-based Homework Club. 

Pickens earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Since 2010, she’s provided career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for artists and arts organizations throughout the U.S. She team-teaches an entrepreneurship course at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater and teaches workshops at universities, companies, and art spaces throughout the U.S.



Being willing to ask for things means you will get more. @BethPickens @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders #CreativeBusiness #MakeYourArtNoMatterWhat CLICK TO TWEET

All artists are small businesses- and that’s hard to accept. @BethPickens @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders #CreativeBusiness #MakeYourArtNoMatterWhat CLICK TO TWEET

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