CAI Advisory Report Service: 1-on-1 Personalized Career Advice for Artists

This service includes:
→ Professional & personalized 1-on-1 advice
→ 1-on-1 video call (approximately one-and-a-half hour)
→ Full written advisory report
→ Complete oeuvre & profile analysis
→ Specific action plan to achieve your goals
→ Hosted by Julien Delagrange

The art world can often be challenging to navigate, and we believe every talented artist deserves professional and personal 1-on-1 advice. We have encountered hundreds of cases of artists working incredibly hard, pursuing their passion for becoming full-time artists, without success. Our expertise, experience, and insights in the art world enable us to identify the key pitfalls of your work and career and how to fix them.  As a result, CAI offers an advisory report service for artists, providing an honest analysis and specific actions to increase your chances in the art world. We review your work and online visibility, creating a written report, before discussing the report with our artistic director Julien Delagrange in a 1-on-1 video call.

The CAI Advisory Report for Artists is hosted by Julien Delagrange, a Belgian contemporary artist, art historian, and the founder and director of the CAI platform. Delagrange studied Science of Arts at the Ghent University, graduating my master’s degree magna cum laude, worked for various art world institutions, including the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, the Jan Vercruysse Foundation (artist estate) in Brussels, the Ghent University Library as a senior in the Special Collections, and as a freelancer, contributed to various exhibition catalogs, magazines, galleries, and educational programs as an art critic and guest lecturer. As an artist, before his 30th birthday, Delagrange is represented by various art galleries with solo exhibition at renowned galleries across the globe.

Most recently, thanks to the CAI YouTube channel, it has become the mission of CAI to empower artists by providing adequate and industry-approved advice for artists. Thanks to CAI audience, it became clear that there is a problematic lack of—and incredibly great need for—accessible online information and career advice that actually works in the art world. Due to in-field working experience and the network of CAI, consisting of numerous successful artists and galleries, but also operating as an art gallery and climbing the ladder of success as an artist personally, Julien Delagrange learned the unwritten rules of the art world. Rules, strategies, and information that are crucial to succeed but are nowhere being taught. Even more, there are so many false sources online, people without any in-field experience or success, guiding artists in the wrong direction and providing advice that is most harmful to an artist’s career.

As a result, it has become a personal avocation and moral duty to provide trustworthy, adequate, and proven career advice, sharing everything you need to know to become a successful artist, but nobody is telling you.

What Our Clients Think About This Service

Gerardo Bravo (United States of America)
It’s have been great to have a professional artist carrer advice. I’m very grateful with Julien Delagrange advices and all the information that he provides. Before I was kind of lost on how to advance on my career. With ICA I have a right path to continue with my art practice.

Maria (Australia)
CAI presents a wealth of knowledge by unraveling the mysteries around the art world. Their videos are made in a simple and approachable manner. I have also taken advantage of their artists’ services in two opportunities. Having English as my second language makes difficult the task of writing in adequate professional art lingo and CAI has made it possible for me to apply to multiple artists grants and residencies. Thanks to their writing services and reviews I have achieved some of these.

Loren Snyk (United States of America)
Julien is very knowledgeable and personable and did a fantastic and thorough job reviewing my artwork and providing some clear direction for improvement.

Alice Shapiro (United States of America)
CAI has helped me fulfill my dream of being a professional artist by providing industry acceptable presentations and I am ever so grateful!!

Ralf Jacobs (Netherlands)
I have used CAI consultancy services for fine art in multiple occasions, and I am impressed and pleased with the quality, speed and service level offered. CAI has a personalized approach and a deep insight in the art world, that brings together a unique viewpoint that I can use as a beacon.

Alisa Palavenis (Lithuania)
CAI platform, guided by its artistic director Julien Delagrange, is a great discovery for contemporary artists worldwide. I’ve got the most use from CAI videos on YouTube and in person e-consultation with Julien. With YouTube videos I improve my knowledge in art history and get maximum satisfaction of its high quality and professionalism. During e-consultation, I got tons of valuable advices regarding my artist website, painting style, “art rules” in the artworld and much more. I highly recommend the CAI platform as a guide and resource for visual artists!

Cristina Rusu (Romania)
I’m thankful for all the information and support I received from CAI regarding my career as an artist because now I have a clear image on how I should proceed further. All the best 🙂

I.R. (Germany)
Unmachted resource for new artists: The art world has many unwritten rules, from how to create a professional website or resume, to how to price your art, to how to approach galleries. Insiders learn these things through practice, but they very much baffle outsiders. After exploring many resources to try to understand how the art world works, I can say that CAI resources (articles and videos) are simply the best out there. The no-nonsense approach is as refreshing as it is informative. I also took advantage of the advisory service. It was the best investment I made as an artist to address my specific peculiar questions. To make the most of the advisory service, it helps to prepare by learning everything you can from the CAI videos first. In general, I think CAI is a great service to new artists, particularly to outsiders who need a shortcut to demystify all the jargon and unwritten rules required for success in the art world

Kenny Ros (Belgium)
Leading by example: CAI platform is an inexhaustible source of information, knowledge and inspiration. A beacon of confidence in an intriguing art world.
CAI director Julien Delagrange is an experienced and highly educated art historian. His one-on-one artist advice is personal and profound and he guides you with his immense expertise and knowledge in the right direction. Noticeable in the weekly YouTube videos is the quality over quantity content, which is essential to maintain the high-end standard as a well-respected art platform and art gallery.

Robert Inestroza (France)
Essential advice: Direct, no-nonsense, concrete advice to help the artist navigate the waters of the art world.

Lana Haga (Finland)
Julien is very insightful and helpful