I was introduced to the GYST web page on Wednesday by recent guest blogger Amalia Morusiewicz. She told me all about Karen Atkinson and her goal to help artists of all kinds. I took a look at her site and was blown away.
From her site:
GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support arts professionals, educational institutions, and arts organizations with an integrated program of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms. Artists Work Here.
The GYST site has a ton of resources for artists including Software and Publications.
Written expressly for visual artists, the dynamic GYST software is a highly efficient platform available for both Mac and PC that houses all of the art business related paperwork and educational needs for artists.
Written by and for any and every visual artists, GYSTBasic and GYSTPro are database programs to help artists keep track of their artwork, business aspects, proposals, mailing lists, etc. They also include tons of information on every aspect of an artists’ career, including links and resources for additional perspectives on business aspects of the arts, and over 400 pages of vital information for artists.
This is exactly what I have been looking for! I am personally making a transition to teaching and lecturing more and was looking for a place that would guide me through the process. I plan on purchasing her books and trying out the software. Once I read and try everything out, I will pass my reviews onto you.
The coolest part about GYST is their affiliate program. Craft Hackers is now an official affiliate! What does that mean? It means if you decide to purchase any software or books and use our affiliate code you can save money! Any money we would receive for the affiliate program is being donated back to the GYST Workshop Scholarship Program to support low income artists who can’t afford the workshop fee. Save money and help others at the same time!
Software Affiliate Code: CPNCHGP
Manuals Affiliate Code: CPNCHBK
If you purchase either the manuals or try out the software, please let me know what you think. I will include it in my review in a few weeks. You may have also noticed the new page titled partnerships. I will leave these codes there so you can always reference back to it.