Our first online course, The Heart of Artist Sustainability, is geared to help you to take the first steps towards earning sustainable income from your art practice. We'll talk about how to create effective, consistent communication about your artwork in a way that works for both you and your community. You'll walk away with a plethora of useful resources and a series of exercises that will help set you on the path to sustainability. This course is pay-what-you-want for our community. Sign up for an account here to take this course today!


Later courses will include, Web Presence for Artists, Community Building for ArtistsFundamentals of Crowdfunding For Artists, and Step-by-Step Crowdfunding Preparation. We developed this series of courses in 2015 and delivered them to a large focus group that included writers, dancers, filmmakers, performers, photographers, painters, and more. We incorporated feedback and are now working to film these courses and get them online. In the future, we'll be creating more courses in response to our community's specific needs, bringing in guest educators from the fields of law, finance, technology, and more. Because each art practice is unique, our educational content will explore a wide variety of challenges facing artists working today.

In early 2017, we'll be hosting weekly webcasts (with special guests!), releasing a curated podcast, and running in-person live events in various locations worldwide.


"Let’s face it — many of us poets, writers, dancers, and artists are great at what we do, but clueless when it comes to web design, social networking, and self-promotion. That’s where the The Void Academy comes in — to help us bridge that gap. And what a great vision they have! With their invaluable skills and support, I am seeing new possibilities for my work. I am, quite simply, thrilled."

— Nin Andrews, poet, artist, author of Why God is a Woman

"Before working with The Void Academy, the thought of raising $20,000 for our art felt like attempting to climb Mount Everest without an oxygen mask. You helped us locate masks and get up that mountain."

— Abraham Burickson, co-founder of the experimental performance group Odyssey Works

"Without The Void Academy, I don't think that I would have evolved to a place in my art where I felt like I could start being myself — making money and art on my own terms."

— Anonymous early course-taker

"I love how the courses lend themselves to one other. Being able to apply methods of community building and engagement directly to my web presence has opened my mind to a world of possibility that I had not considered before taking these courses. Thank you, Void!"

— Anonymous early course-taker

"I look forward to a better world for artists thanks to The Void Academy!"

— Harley Spiller, Deputy Director of  Franklin Furnace

"I absolutely love what you are doing. I find your information extremely insightful and I'm looking forward to hearing what your other courses offer."

— Anonymous early course-taker

"I applaud your work. It helped me greatly. Community building is not my strong suit and I have a feeling that I am not an exception."

— Anonymous early course-taker

"The Void Academy is the source of my confidence when it comes to feeling assured that my crowdfunding campaign is growing out of a strong, organized foundation. If you make the wise choice to work with them, the beating heart of your project will not be overlooked."

— Lauren Renner, artist, creator of the award-winning photographic series  In Others’ Words

"The Void Academy has given us new perspectives on the possibilities available to our independent literary press. Their talented and visionary team has inspired us to recommit to our mission. They don't just fill the void in arts funding, they turn it inside out."

— Philip Brady, poet, author, executive director of Etruscan Press

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