"Invaluable" ... "A lifeline"
Zeitgeist Arts Projects have designed four exceptional professional practice talks to help artists, giving insight into the realities of a career as an artist and the tools we need to keep us going.
Past contributors include
|SUSTAINING A PRACTICE TALKS
: Susan Collis, Mark Titchner, Ceri Hand, Gordon Cheung, Graham Crowley, Virginia Verran, Clare Mitten, Sarah Williams, Cathy Lomax & Alli Sharma, Lucy Austin, Delaine Le Bas, Andrew Hewish, Freddie Robins, Day + Gluckman, Rob Turner and Justin Hibbs.
"Brilliant, generous and well informed. Recommended!"
This talk is packed with vital information to help artists at any stage of their career understand how to market themselves, create networks, raise their profile and get their work seen. It covers everything from curators, collectors and the gallery system to studios, money, business cards, exhibitions, teaching, tweeting, newsletters, websites, portfolio careers and balancing it all.
"Thank you for delivering such an interesting and stimulating talk yesterday. There's been no end of positive feedback!"
- John Atkin, Loughborough University.
"You both have the openness, forthrightness, assertiveness and accessibility in real balance. It was refreshing."
4-day short course HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE AS AN ARTIST
West Dean College, The Edward James Foundation, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ, April 2015
This intensive professional practice course offers everything you need to know to sustain or revitalise your practice from thinking about your own artistic identity, to being motivated to create DIY Exhibitions and Open Studio events, to designing a newsletter, initiating a Twitter debate and raising your profile to create new networks. Three key talks and two networking events are included as part of this comprehensive course but may be booked separately by others:
- The A - Z of surviving as an artist
- Articulating your practice: writing and talking about your work
- Bringing your work to the attention of others: exhibitions, residencies and proposals
More info here
Writing and talking about art work
|2. ARTICULATING YOUR PRACTICE|
: Insightful and useful tips on structuring and creating an engaging but comprehensive artist's statement including layout and content, biogs, using different voices for different audiences and best practice. As well as discussing wider ways to communicate through social media and newsletters and raise your profile.
|3. MAKING IT: EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES & PROPOSALS|
Practical tips and good advice about different types of exhibitions and residencies and where to source them, how to write a funding, residency or exhibition proposal. How to curate your own exhibitions or open studios events, raise your profile and how to approach galleries/ curators and make new networks.
|4. RAISING YOUR PROFILE & CREATING NETWORKS|
Practical suggestions, examples and ways to raise your profile through good communication: advice about websites, using social media effectively, creating mailing lists, business cards, exhibition postcards and eye-catching newsletters and e-invites.
Research, inspiration and insight with Annabel and Rosalind.
Useful, insightful and constructive advice from professional artists.