Open enrollment starts September 1!


What do you want for your future self?

Commit to going from DREAMER to ARTIST.

Yes!  Artful Career Academy has been completely redesigned and is now a year long custom program to best fit your needs and budget.

We've taken the original curriculum and broken everything down into bite-sized modules that you can choose to create your very own artist development plan.  

The academy is delivered over the course of the year with lots of accountability and live coaching included.  You'll have an additional year to finish the program. Your development plan will be unique and meet your needs.  As part of the Academy, you will also have on-going guidance from your very own business coach.

Check out the new curriculum below and get on the VIP list for updates on Artful Career Academy and all the fun of getting ready for the first day of school: ACA starts August 31!

All Artful Career Academy students start with the Artist Vision Workshop which is currently FREE for two weeks!  Click the ad to get started on this four-video training, complete with worksheets that are yours to keep!  Questions? email us at


The program is delivered in four phases.  You can purchase add-on trainings and coaching sessions at any time.


You will get clarity on your big dreamy goals and create your Artist Development Plan.  You'll complete this phase with a 1:1 advising session* with your business coach to complete your development plan.


You will work on establishing good habits, learning more about creative flow and setting up your studio space.  You will also be encouraged to choose a mentor and submit work to a show. You'll complete this phase creating your About Me page on a simple website and writing your Artist Bio. 


Working artists are business owners.  In this phase, you'll learn about what's currently working for small businesses and go through the steps to set up a business that will support you.  First we work out financial and legal details, then we'll work together to create your income plan and create a simple marketing strategy that serves your business. 


This is where you pull together everything you've done so far.  We'll explore finding your tribe, how to manage "all the things" as a solopreneur, and revisiting your development plan.  You'll complete this phase with another 1:1 session with your business coach to look at your development plan and set goals for your career.  BONUS: how to create a digital course or in-person workshop.

* Two business consulting calls are available to ACA students but not included in the self-study track.  

PAYMENT PLAN: Our goal is to bring career development to everyone so we are offering a 12-month payment plan of $88/month (pay in full $997).  

Also available: if you're not ready to work with a business coach, we offer a self-study version of the program that includes monthly office hours, but no 1:1 sessions for $197.



KRISTINA SOLHEIM, Business Coach & Mixed-Media Artist

I’m so incredibly excited about the next cohort joining Artful Career Academy! This program is my heart and soul! A little about me... ten years experience advising PhD students, more than 20 years making art, making my first sales on Instagram, five years studying and creating my own business and working with three business coaches, I know first-hand how amazing and yet isolating it can be to develop your art while learning how to run a business. You will have access to my experience over the last 20 years and my career roadmap for artists in this signature career development program.