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Your path in Artful Career Academy will be as unique as you are. The curriculum is broken down into delicious, bite-sized modules so that each step is easy and intuitive. Starting with a 1:1 session with Kristina Solheim, your path will center on your Artist Development Plan - made up of courses, experiences, and skills you already possess! The plan makes it easy to see where you'll need to focus.

Being a part of Artful Career Academy means you'll get the support and accountability you need to push yourself out of your overwhelm. This isn't just another art course that you'll never complete. This is a roadmap to your unique and beautiful future-artist self!

Artful Career Academy is perfect for you if:

  • You’ve made a few sales here and there, but you’re ready for financial security.

  • Maybe you’ve taught a few workshops, and now you want to reach a larger audience.
  • You're afraid to admit you don't know what online marketing really entails and you're frustrated with the ever-mysterious "algorithm."
  • You're tired of all the financial stress and you know there must be a shortcut to consistent income.

Kristina Solheim | Business Coach & Mixed-Media Artist

  • 10 years advising PhD students in Education
  • 20+ years making mixed-media art
  • In 2016, made my first sale on Instagram, and in 2017, sold 10 paintings in 2 months
  • 5 years studying and building my own business - including working with three business coaches

I know firsthand how amazing and yet isolating it can be to develop your art while simultaneously learning how to run a business (and let's not forget being responsible for raising wonderful children, holding down a steady job to ensure there's food in the fridge, and juggling everything else).

I’m so thrilled to bring you this program, because I was exactly where you are now - pushing my art and passion backstage because Real Life always (always!) had such a clever ways of showing up to steal the spotlight.

I struggled for years with crippling self-doubt and just dabbling in anything and everything related to art. When friends praised my art, I just thought, If they only knew. It took years to be able to call myself an Artist. Even then, I despaired of ever doing something with my art. And when it came down to it, I didn’t like spending every day in the studio working on art. I didn’t feel that it was my soul’s work, not my passion!  The Artful Career Academy is my soul’s work and I am uniquely able to help other struggling artists to discover and claim their own path.

I’m also a single mom and I know that family comes first, so I understand how difficult it is to work on your art full-time or go back to traditional school. 

With all of this, I can help you reach your goals through the Artful Career Academy.

During the Academy, you’ll have complete access to the experience I've gained over the last 20 years - which will save you from all of the costly errors and missteps that inevitably landed me where I am today.

It’s a major privilege to be able to provide my students with a specialized career roadmap for artists with this signature career development program.