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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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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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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Biography

An artist biography (or ‘artists biog’) is usually a short paragraph about you and your career as a practitioner. It may also contain a line about the key themes to your practice. Biographies are ofte …

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Websites

Many artists display their work on a website, as well as maintaining a number of social networks as fits their practice, skills and needs. In addition to showcasing work to an online audience, it allo …

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Project budgets

Most applications will ask for a budget at some time during the process.  It is important that your budget remains within the guideline amounts provided and clearly shows how any monies provided will …

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Artist CV

Having a concise, up-to-date CV is important when applying for residencies, exhibitions or other professional opportunities. The difficulty in writing a good CV stems from the fact that there are no h …

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