Selecting opportunities

Artquest, along with many other websites and independent organisations, list opportunities for artists. But how do you pick the one’s that are right for you? Exhibitions, screenings, residencies, conf …

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Laura Fowle: on artist opportunities

Can-do / Must-do : Lost in a Sea of Artist Opportunities Continuing to pursue my practice post-University was / is a consistent challenge. I feel that making works within the structures of an institut …

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Rebecca Moss: applications and more

LIFE BOAT 2014 awardee Rebecca Moss reflects on making applications and selecting opportunities. There have been lots of opportunities recently where I’ve had to put on a Professional Artist’s hat. Li …

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WW Gallery: approaching galleries and finding opportunities

Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams, the directors of WW Gallery put together the tips below, essential to point you in the right direction if showing work and gallery representation are your goals. Do …

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Documentation of work

The most important thing when approaching galleries is to present your work professionally. It’s easy to forget that when you talk to a gallery you are talking to a business. In the long term, poor pr …

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When to apply for grants

Making grant applications takes a lot of time, and is highly competitive: avoid wasting your resources by considering whether to apply before putting pen to paper, or if it’s better to wait until a pr …

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Fundraising basics

Fundraising can be a full-time occupation, so what can you do if you want to get more effective at applying for grants without it taking over your life? Be prepared Every application needs to be tailo …

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Artist statement

An artist’s statement is a short piece of writing about your work, practice and any wider intellectual concerns. They are as varied and diverse as the art they support, so the following suggestions ar …

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Documentation and images

Getting high quality documentation of your work and your projects are vital.  Often the first time people will encounter your work will be through the documentation they see of it, be it what appears …

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Sponsorship

When looking for sponsorship, it’s best to only approach companies that you have some kind of link with or who may have some sympathy toward your work and practice. Companies may prefer supporting org …

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