Social networks and websites

An important part of making sure people can hear about you and your work is to be present on the internet. There are a number of different ways to do this. Choose the ways that work for you. The way t… Continue Reading Social networks and websites

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Isabelle Gressel: developing an artist’s statement

Artist Isabelle Gressel writes on how the development of her practice during the course of our Lifeboat residency in 2014 was reflected in her artist’s statement. This past year has been so full of su… Continue Reading Isabelle Gressel: developing an artist’s statement

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Make promotional images of your art work

It’s important to have good images of your work. You’ll use these to send to curators and galleries who are interested in exhibiting your art. They could also be useful for catalogues, your website an… Continue Reading Make promotional images of your art work

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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… Continue Reading Artist statement

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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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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

A press release is an announcment to news outlets about a significant event. Use a press release to send information to newspapers, radio, TV or internet news organisations. A press release is sometim… Continue Reading Press releases

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Email newsletters and mailing lists

Many artists keep a list of professional contacts to send news about exhibitions and events. Along with social networks these are effective at telling your regular audience what you are doing. Email n… Continue Reading Email newsletters and mailing lists

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