What others say about DELVE and our online courses:

"As an artist with a full-time job, I always felt unsure of how to best represent myself each time tax season rolled around. The Ultimate, Honest Guide to Understanding Artist Taxes cleared up so many of my questions. I learned about profit motive, the hobby loss rule and the best ways to protect my studio business against a potential audit. It was so validating and reassuring to hear some of my own worries addressed by another artist– who also happens to be a tax expert. I found the course to be a valuable investment in peace of mind and better business practices." – Kara Smith, visual artist

"As someone who works with artists, as a coach and consultant, I see first hand how intimidated, and often misinformed, artists can be when it comes to their taxes. In The Ultimate, Honest Guide to Understanding Artist Taxes, Hannah Cole demystifies the topic clearly and kindly, empowering artists to plan and understand their taxes without fear." – Alix Sloan, Sloan Fine Art & Practical Advice for Artists

"I needed outside input on how to articulate my work both verbally and on paper. I was struggling to find a common thread in my past and present bodies of works, making my artist presentation convoluted and preventing my career from progressing in the direction I desired. Now I feel much more confident about my artist statement and what my work in general is looking to do. I have a set of actions and achievable goals. As a result of the 1:1 DELVE Toolkit I have a large amount of clear, cohesive writing I can simply plug into my applications.

Having worked in the career development department at an established art school, I've explored all kinds of artist career development books, videos and events. If you are looking to be spoon-fed 'career success' speeches DELVE is not the place to go. The DELVE toolkit is both a guide and sounding board that is tailored to your specific situation and requires you invest your own time and critical thinking - allowing for actual problem solving and actual results."Kat, visual artist

"I had been having a problem putting my artist statement together in a way that was both insightful and personal. With the 1:1 DELVE Toolkit, we worked together week by week on different aspects of my art practice. Although writing about myself can be difficult, I can truly say that I’m extremely satisfied with the outcome. Andrea was articulate, sensitive and insightful. We covered changes to my website, scheduling, organizational skills, social media marketing as well as my artist statement. Truly thrilled with the outcome, I would not hesitate in recommending this service to any of my peers." – Deborah, visual artist

“Andrea and Sara are professionals in every sense of the word. Patient, honest and insightful, they helped me to clarify and strengthen my thoughts and writing surrounding my studio practice and art career. The 1:1 DELVE Toolkit not only gave me a starting point but a structure that I continue to work from. Make no mistake, I didn’t enjoy the writing assignments but I grew to understand their value. Writing and word finding is work for me but just whining about it wasn’t going to improve things ... only hard work will do that. You simply have to put the time in. Many thanks, Kind Aesthetic, for helping me to focus and organize all the peripheral stuff so that I can ultimately spend more time in my studio, doing what I love most.” — Kellie Murphy, artist

"I benefited from working with Kind Aesthetic by learning some new tools and sharpening up some others to push my practice and career as an artist further. While being a sounding board, Andrea and Sara provided helpful insight after reflecting on my needs from my practice and career. Together they helped guide me to not only help clarify language around my work but to create effective changes to my presentation via my website and social media outlets. These changes have already begun to facilitate more exposure." – Rachel, visual artist

"I signed up for the 1:1 DELVE Toolkit to help with my transition into being a full-time working artist after several years of juggling a day job with an art practice. I was in need of more exhibition and networking opportunities, sales and promotion of my work and was unsure how to begin to acquire these things necessary to sustain my new career path. By working with Andrea on the DELVE Toolkit, I was provided with a clearer understanding and realistic steps for how to achieve my immediate and long term goals. The best thing about the program is that is was uniquely tailored for me, at this moment in my career, in order to grow professionally in a way that was expansive and feasible. I highly recommend the program for any artist who is looking to expand their potential and feels overwhelmed by all the various tasks needed to have a sustainable and fulfilling art practice or creative small business." – Ryan, artist