Louise Trodden: on public art

Louise Trodden, Curator and current Director of Art in the Open/Open City ponders the prospects for artists who make work for the public realm in London. Capital dilemmas: what price public art in Lon… Continue Reading Louise Trodden: on public art

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Cathy Lomax and Gary ODwyer: artist-curators

Many artists also operate as curators, developing their careers and expanding their networks by organising their own exhibitions with peers or in some cases even setting up a longer term artist led sp… Continue Reading Cathy Lomax and Gary ODwyer: artist-curators

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Nick Kaplony: make the most out of exhibitions

Trade Secrets Episode 5: Nick Kaplony on sustaining a career and making the most of exhibitions. Artquest staff and artist Nick Kaplony talks about his practice outside of Artquest, how to get the mos… Continue Reading Nick Kaplony: make the most out of exhibitions

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Briefs and contracts for public art commissions

A commission will lead to a contract for you, as an artist, to create something to a specified brief. That brief is set by the commissioner and can be very loose or very specific.   This article focus… Continue Reading Briefs and contracts for public art commissions

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Meeting and working with curators

A curator organises exhibitions. They research artists who interest them and invite them to take part. A curator might also organise shipping art work, insurance, and promotion. Meeting curators who w… Continue Reading Meeting and working with curators

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Types of commission

This article introduces different kinds of commissions. It suggests things to consider when taking one on. What is a commission? A ‘commission’ can cover different opportunities, including: Creating a… Continue Reading Types of commission

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Make the most of exhibitions

There is no one way to get an exhibition, and much of your success will depend on your reputation, patience, professionalism, existing network, serendipity and, of course, the quality of your work. As… Continue Reading Make the most of exhibitions

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Public art commissions: expressions of interest

An expression of interest is the first stage in the commissioning process.   A Commissioner will: Approach you with an opportunity and context to make new work Know of you and your practice Check your… Continue Reading Public art commissions: expressions of interest

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An introduction to running artist-led spaces

Running your own Artist-led space could be useful in Raising your profile in the art world Building your networks Developing useful skills Providing a space to show for you and your friends Listen to… Continue Reading An introduction to running artist-led spaces

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Working relationships in public art commissions

Learn how to develop a relationship with your commissioner so that you both get what you need out of a commission. For the artist It is your responsibility to deliver something of quality that is true… Continue Reading Working relationships in public art commissions

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