Founded and run by artists, we know what you need to get ahead.
What galleries does your work fit in to?
What shows should you submit to?
What social media strategies will help you gain more followers?
It’s never been harder to be an artist than in this age of digital communication. A successful artist needs to be everywhere both in real time and online to get their name known. You need gallery and press contacts; you need a social media presence and a digital portfolio. We recognize it’s nearly impossible for an artist today to do all that networking, earn a living and still find time for studio work.
That’s where Shoebox PR comes in…
We are experts in social media management and have an impressive list of important contacts among curators, collectors and the press. Having built our reputation providing top notch support for a select group of contemporary visual artists, Shoebox has recently expanded our services to offer personalized packages for visual artists at any point in their careers. We now offer workshops for artists on managing your career in today’s world and we provide consulting services and digital promotion for your event.
See the full list of our service packages below, Contact us today and we will help you pick the service that suits your needs.
Check out what our clients have to say under testimonials on our website.
Artist Management and Marketing (VIP)
Shoebox PR is building a network of select visual artists who are passionate about their practice and ready to move forward in their careers. We specialize in helping talented contemporary artists create a presence in the art world. Our Premiere Management package focuses on marketing and promotion through social networking strategy, media relations, curator engagement and more. Artists with our management package receive personalized services that allow them to build their network and marketing strategies.
Package includes: Social media management, Call for Art Subscription, Solo Exhibition PR including Press release and media distribution, Social media PR, Event listings, Gallery recommendations, Once-a-month Artist Group, Studio Visits, Consultation for your CV, Artist Statements, Bios, Website, business cards, postcards, brochures and more.
Artist Management and Support
If you love doing your own social media, this is the package for you. While you are expanding your audience through your network, we can help by supporting you with ours.
Package includes: Call for Art Subscription, Solo Exhibition PR including Press release and media distribution, Social media PR on Shoebox platforms, Event listings, Gallery recommendations, Once-a-month Artist Group, Studio Visits, Consultation for your CV, Artist Statements, Bios, Website, business cards, postcards, brochures and more.
When you’re the art event coordinator, you have your hands full of a million little details that all need your attention. If you turn your marketing over to Shoebox PR, you can rest assured that our expert and experienced team will get your event noticed. We write your press release and distribute it through our extensive network of media contacts. Our social media experts will spread the word across social media platforms and we take care of posting your event to all print and online event calendar services in the area.
Social Media PR
We can help you get your event noticed on social media. Using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we will promote your event across Shoebox PR’s platforms as well as our select list of art and regional Facebook groups. Your event will be seen by our large following of art influencers, curators, gallerists, collectors and more.
Social Media Management
Let the social media experts at Shoebox PR run your social media while you do the important work of being an artist. For a low monthly fee, we will make regular postings to your social media accounts under your name. Consistent, engaging posts will build your audience and draw buyers to your website and events.
Package includes: Digital Engagement, Content Creation, Social and Digital Marketing Strategy, Create Buzz and Branding through your social media platforms
Artist Consultation and Coaching
Not sure where you stand in the art world? Shoebox PR will provide you with a personalized evaluation and assessment of your work to show you where you fit into LA’s art conversation. Our team will offer you feedback and suggestions on marketing and social media strategies that will get you started immediately.
Shoebox PR coaching will get your career moving into the fast track. Working with Kristine Schomaker, our coaching service will help you meet the goals that will enhance your creative practice and meet your business objectives. Coaching includes regular studio visits, feedback and critique of new work and regular check ins to keep you on track. In addition, you’ll be invited to join our artist support group where you will find peer support and encouragement.
Call for Art Subscription
Every two weeks, Shoebox PR emails a researched and filtered list of calls for art to our select group of clients. The list of art opportunities includes competitions, juried shows, group shows, grants and residencies from regional, national and international calls. We have decided to open the mailing list for our call report so more artists can take advantage of this listing. How much time do you have to research all the calls over such a broad range? Why not let Shoebox do the legwork for you?
Artist Group Workshops
Need to know more about the business side of being an artist? Kristine Schomaker, founder of Shoebox PR and publisher of Art and Cake magazine, helps visual artists create a presence in the art world. An artist and art historian herself, she understands how much the route to success as an artist has changed in the 21st century. Kristine is offering a two-hour Business of Art in the 21st Century workshop to artists looking to improve their standing in the art world. The workshop covers social media, curator engagement, networking strategies and how to balance studio time with your marketing efforts.