‘I create amazing artworks. I’m very busy and constantly produce new work. I exhibit a lot, but I have only my artist friends and family who like my works and show up at the exhibitions. I have to have day job to pay my bills. I am a hardworking artist, so why doesn’t all my hard work pay off?’

Sounds familiar? Either you are the one thinking like that, or you know somebody who thinks that? We believe that with some support any artist can become financially sustainable. You need an accountability partner, somebody who is a catalyst to your actions. That’s what we do. We help you become a financially stable artist. On our programme, we’ll go through everything you need to make this happen. We do this through three different options:

Portfolio review

When was the last time you had someone review your portfolio? We offer a complimentary 1 hour portfolio review via Zoom. Please book your time here.

Individual Artist Development Programme

This is based on individual artist needs. We will be looking for how to develop your body of work as well as how to earn a living. The sessions will take place individually via Zoom.

Please contact us for a quote.

The programme includes the following:

  • Making the decision, where we talk about mindset and confidence.
  • Art critiques.
  • Inspiration and competition.
  • Brand development.
  • How to create a series of work.
  • How to write about your work.
  • Admin.
  • Planning your CV.
  • Networking.

However, it doesn’t have to be only those topics as this programme is always built around the artist and their current circumstances and experience. We are always interested in talking with new artists, no matter which stage you currently are with your art career ladder.

Please note that we expect artists to commit for 6 months. How often we meet depends on the budget. We try to accommodate as much as we can. Please book a portfolio review call to discuss further.

Artist Development App

Click here to access the web app.

The app has a Taster version which is complimentary. Open the link above with your mobile, save the link to your home screen and log in as a guest.

If you want to get access the full app, please submit your request to Get full access (on menu bar of the app). The app costs £20 per month and will be charged as Direct Debit once you request the access to the full app. You will be able to cancel any time.

How does it work?

Each week you will get access to a new Tutorial. The Tutorial follow the Artist Development Programme which has been built by Jaanika Okk and Okk Arts founder. You will need to fill a Workbook once you have watched the tutorial. The next session will not be available for you until you submit the workbook.

The app includes various other features as well, including community feature which allows you to share messages with other artists using the platform; you will be able to share your portfolio and get feedback and many more.