your work is worthy

The Works

with Erika b Hess

Are you ready to confidently get your work out there?
If so, join The Works!


The Works is a comprehensive professional practice course designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to create/update your materials, effectively utilize social media, build your website, and more! Erika, an experienced curator, and artist, shares her invaluable behind-the-scenes tips from running multiple open calls throughout the year.

Learn to trust your materials and confidently find the right audience for your work!


Take a look inside The Works

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Weekly Lessons and Goals from
Erika b Hess

Get professional guidance from Erika b Hess. Each month you get four lessons on a topic and four goals. The goals are bite-sized, so you CAN achieve them. By implementing what you learn in these lessons, your career WILL move forward.

Community Equals Success

Artists do not make work in a vacuum and have never succeeded alone. We need each other, which is why community is so important! Our private community space allows you to get feedback on your work in a safe space, learn from others, meet new artists, and expand your circle.


Live events where you can learn from professionals in the arts industry. Build confidence as they share their experience and knowledge with you.


Artist talks and crits! Learn from artists. Each month we bring in artists to give an artist talk and you can sign up to have them review your work!


Check out our downloads and resource library to help find opportunities and make creating your materials easier!

Common Questions

  • Weekly videos by Erika b Hess to develop your professional practice.
    • This means you get four in-depth lessons a month!
  • Weekly goals to help you move forward in your Professional Practice.
    • In order to move forward, we need not just to learn but do!
  • private community to connect with artists, ask questions, and get feedback on your work and materials.
    • Support others and get support!
  • BONUS: Virtual Meetings
  • BONUS: Artist Talks/Feedback Opportunities- We hold artist talks so you can learn/hear from other artists and get feedback
  • BONUS: Professionals in the Field We bring in amazing professionals to give a talk about a range of professional practice topics! Examples include: Photographing Work, Approaching Spaces

We cover:

Artist Bios & Statements
Documenting your work
Address Lists
Press Packets
Social Media, Reels and Engagement
Finding your audience and how to connect
How to Apply to Open Calls, Application Tips
Residencies and Academic Jobs
Financial Basics
Creating Opportunities
Studio Visits /Gallery Basics
Time Management
Giving an Artist Talk
Writing an artist feature

I am a painter with an active studio practice and gallery representation. You may know me from the podcast, I Like Your Work which I created and currently host. We also curate open calls and exhibitions. On top of this I’m a mom to three so I understand the need for time management. I received my MFA from Boston University, spent three years in NYC working as a studio assistant to amazing artists, and then worked in art admissions reviewing artwork. I co-founded MUSA Collective, an artist collective in Boston, MA because I realized how crucial community for artists really is. I love artists. I love being one, I love talking to fellow artists and I genuinely want others to succeed which is why I started this membership.

For monthly members, the membership is designed to have each lesson build on the previous one, so for each month you will receive four lessons. This allows you time to work on the lesson at hand and achieve your goal. Remember it is implementing the GOAL that moves you forward. 

What if I want to skip ahead?

If you purchase the annual membership, you will have access to all of the lessons at once. However, we have carefully designed the curriculum to drip out at a pace that allows you to absorb the material and take action. Even though it may feel like going faster is better, our experience has shown that our members get the best results when they go one step at a time. 


Please ensure your commitment before enrolling– We do not offer refunds for any of our memberships. Annual members enjoy unrestricted access to the lessons all at once and for this reason we cannot offer partial refunds. With the monthly membership you can cancel at any time. Be sure to cancel before you are charged for the next month. 

With new lessons available each month, The Works provides you with a step-by-step roadmap to develop your professional practice. Lessons include engaging videos, educational texts, quizzes, and actionable goals to help you easily update or create your materials. The goals are carefully designed to be achievable and broken down into manageable tasks, ensuring you get the maximum benefit from each lesson.

Just a few of the courses you will have access to!

Hear from people who have been part of The Works

The Works

$ 47 Month
  • Four Lessons a Month Taught by Erika b Hess ($450 a mth)
  • Private Artist Community ($67)
  • BONUS: Monthly Live Events ($120)
  • BONUS: Downloads and Resource Library
  • Total Monthly Value of $637 for ony $47!!

The Works

$ 470 One Payment for One Year
  • 48 Lessons & Goals for One Year ($5400)
  • Private Artist Community for a Year ($804))
  • BONUS: Live Events ($1440)
  • BONUS: Downloads & Resource Library
  • Total Value of $7644 for only $470!!

It's time to get answers so you can get the shows
and you don't have to do it alone

Monthly Membership

$47 monthly

Yearly Membership

$470 yearly