The Put Some Colour In Your Life TV show is the best way to get your art in front of millions of viewers. Known as Colour In Your Life (CIYL) to those familiar, CIYL has been filming 24-minute art documentaries of hundreds of artists for over ten years. Graeme Stevenson OAM and his CIYL film teams, not only professionally craft the show about you in your studio showing the world how to create, but CIYL also distributes the show as well.
CIYL shows can be seen on hundreds of TV networks in over fifty countries as well as online streaming and Smart TV apps. We have tens of millions of viewers who all want to see you create your art! Whether you want the show for your legacy or to use it as a powerful marketing tool, having a CIYL show in your art business toolbox is the best decision you will ever make. Contact us today to find out more.
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We film 24-minute story-based art documentaries about you and your art in your studio and we distribute it to an audience of millions!
Why choose Colour In Your Life?
Because there is simply no other art marketing channel like us!
The Colour In Your Life (CIYL) TV Series is a digital record of the many varied talents and techniques of visual artists. The show has recorded hundreds of artists across the globe.
The TV show airs on networks in over fifty countries, in front of millions of subscribers on ROKU and Amazon Fire, and syndication on many Smart TV outlets.
Filming in seven countries
Come to us to be filmed- don't let borders stop you!
Due to the COVID-19 border and travel restrictions, we have diversified and developed two new formats. This is to ensure that we can continue filming and bringing exposure to the fabulous artists in the world. Now, we can film at yours, at our studio- “Studio Colour in Your Life” or NEW- Virtually- “VIRTUAL Colour in Your Life“.
You can come to our film studio in Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia & Southern California, USA. We are welcoming applications from artists to travel to us to be filmed.
Virtual Colour in Your Life means that artists can be filmed anywhere in the world using their own cameras along with all the online technology that is available.
If you would like to be on the show and, we can’t get to you physically, we will teach you how to use your own cameras, lights, and mics. We will teach you, via the internet, how to set up your studio with the best angles and positions of the equipment to get the best results.
Once the filming has been done, our team then edits the footage along with other video footage and photos that are submitted. Read more about Virtual CIYL here
Now there really is no excuse!
Social Media Presence
The CIYL TV shows are seen on many social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, and Vimeo.
Shown in institutions
They have been purchased by libraries, universities, colleges, schools, jails, and other educational institutions from around the world. The show is also available for access by television stations around the world.
The Colour In Your Life website is an international arts hub as well as a gallery, a shop, and an art business directory. It hosts an international community forum, so creative knowledge can be shared, and international relationships can be built through conversations.
We have our own premium member's Facebook group sharing friendships, ideas, and opportunities.
Join us for a conversation with artists who are interested in learning about being on Colour In Your Life.
We'd love you to join us
This zoom call has been postponed.
Join our CIYL hosts and filmmakers on a zoom call and ask all the questions you like!
August 10, 2022 10:00 AM AEST, 12:00 PM NZST POSTPONED
August 9, 08:00 PM EDT, 07:00 PM CDT, 05:00 pm PDT.
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Meeting ID: 880 6654 4870
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
FEATURE ARTIST BONUS!!!
You can also post your own instructional video on our channel and reach 100,000's of people!
Once you become a CIYL featured artist then you have the opportunity to make your own instructional videos and publish them to an audience of millions on our YouTube Channel. Our fans are your fans!
It is an investment in your business, but you might be ready for it. We are not sponsored by the ABC or large companies. It is an artist pays endeavor. It differs from country to country.
50% of the investment is due before filming, with the balance due after it goes to air on YouTube.
This price differs according to where you live, but it is generally around the price of a decent-sized advertisement in an art magazine... but, unlike an art magazine, it doesn't get put on the shelf after one look... it lasts forever.
Many artists have their show sponsored by patrons, suppliers, businesses, or councils who appreciate the benefits that global exposure brings.
If you are an art business then you can claim the cost as a tax-deductible marketing expense.
Should I spend my money on a CIYL video or an art magazine advertisement? They both cost around the same...
Magazine Ad or a CIYL TV Show?
All successful artists need to do a certain amount of marketing and promotion.
A website with products on sale and a good social media presence is the fundamentals of your marketing, but you still need some form of a funnel to lead clients to your website to make sales.
We've compared the benefits of having a magazine ad to a CIYL video. A CIYL video comes out on top by far!
Not quite ready for a video?
Perhaps you need some art business coaching?
We know a lot of artists who struggle with selling their art, and that's why we are offering business coaching to help get your art business to the next level!
If you're serious about making money from your art, then you need to talk to us.
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Season 20 Episode 5
My video was unique in that it was filmed outside in what turned out to be a difficult location due to shadows and space for setting up the cameras and screens. I had chosen to paint on a shady bluff 100 ft. above the Pacific Ocean. Graeme and Sophia with her cameras did a fabulous job of working around the obstacles.Then it got worse! Filming was interrupted by a huge rescue operation taking place below, above and around us. Firetrucks and Paramedics on the lawn, Coast Guard and Harbor Patrol boats below and a helicopter above that produced not only noise but wind and dust.
I must admit that I was concerned that the taping of my demonstration had been ruined. To my delight, Sophia did a more than perfect job of editing out the noise and commotion that seemingly had ruined the day. The only evidence of the helicopter hovering above was the blowing of my hair.
Every artist has aspirations of sharing their artistic techniques in a large important venue. My experience with Graeme Stevenson and his team has provided me with more promotion than I could have ever imagined.
I’m contemplating another video next year. Too much fun not to repeat the adventure!
Season Thirteen Episode Ten
My series Fine Art Tips with Stephanie Burns on “Colour In Your Life” has brought far more awareness of my work to a much greater audience. It has also driven a lot of traffic to my websites. One hot tip I have for artists considering joining Colour in Your Life is getting your website sorted before the show so that you can engage with the new audience and make sure you can ask them to sign up and continue to talk to them. I didn’t do that and have since realised that I didn’t fully use the opportunity in the way that I should have. Luckily the program continues to grow as does the audience and those changes are being made and I will be able to talk to my new audience from next week.
This is one of the best marketing tools I have ever used. And the team are so lovely and generous, they are easy to work with and very professional.
Season Thirteen Episode Nine
After the segment aired, I picked up a lot of newsletter subscribers to my online newsletter, mostly from Australia. A few people emailed with advice on some technical questions which led me to write a blog on values which then got picked up by Fine Art views and published. That led to a lot of USA newsletter additions. I have had a few requests to come and teach in Melbourne which I would love to do in the future. It has been a very positive response and I enjoy hearing from people! Thanks so much.
Season Thirteen Episode Six
We have noticed that Barbara’s video which you placed on Youtube just 4 weeks ago, has hit 10,000!!! We are overwhelmed and delighted with the response. Invites to conduct workshops have also been received, not only from within New Zealand but also Australia and Mexico. Thank you for producing a video which has attracted such a large audience in such a short time.
Barbara von Seida
Season Twelve Episode Nine
I wanted to tell you how AWESOME a job you did on my episode!!! I don't think I adequately conveyed how impressed I am with your work. You ROCK!! I really appreciate what you did. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I am now so overwhelmed with responses, I haven't done a thing on the book or even gone grocery shopping since it came out...yikes! I need to clone myself...cheers..
R. Geoffrey Blackburn
Season 18 Episode 13
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