Invitations

Invitations to private views and talks are a good way to attract new audiences. Current audiences have the opportunity to show these to other people, to bring them along and introducing their friends… Continue Reading Invitations

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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… Continue Reading Documentation and images

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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… Continue Reading Biography

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Meeting curators

So how do you get to meet a curator? The bottom line is they look like everyone else and they rarely wear badges. It is as important for an artist to research and seek out an appropriate curator as it… Continue Reading Meeting curators

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Rosalind Davis: promotion for artists

Self-promotion has a bad press among artists, seen as a hollow and corporate way to make friends and influence people. But at its simplest, it’s about making friends. A more helpful way to think of it… Continue Reading Rosalind Davis: promotion for artists

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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… Continue Reading Websites

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Peer mentoring

All artists can benefit from support, advice, critique and feedback on their practice, and this is frequently most beneficial when it comes from your peer group – people working at the same profession… Continue Reading Peer mentoring

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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… Continue Reading Artist CV

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Press releases

The best press or media releases are pretty much sample news stories, written by you in the third person (i.e. ‘Artist is having a show at Gallery’, instead of ‘I am having a show at Gallery’), that t… Continue Reading Press releases

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Melanie Stidolph: networking for artists

Networking for artists has a bad name, even though it’s the most effective way to secure opportunities and a profile. Think about it instead in terms of ‘making friends’. Listen to artist Melanie Stid… Continue Reading Melanie Stidolph: networking for artists

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