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  • Artist Grant Applications: 9 Essential Tips

    Artist Grant Applications: 9 Essential Tips

    Funding and grants provide integral support for both emerging and professional artists. Due to their importance and the competition for funding, it’s important to put your best foot forward when submitting your application. Below are some essential tips to keep in mind when preparing your application for an artist grant. Pay close attention to the […]

  • How to Write an Artist’s CV When You Don’t Have Much (Or Any!) Professional Experience

    How to Write an Artist’s CV When You Don’t Have Much (Or Any!) Professional Experience

    For new and emerging artists, creating an artist’s CV (also called an artist’s resume) when you have little or no experience can be a bit of a Catch 22. You don’t have much to put on your CV, but to apply for “experience” in the form of exhibitions, grants, and schooling, you are asked to […]

  • Should you Include Artwork Prices on your Website?

    Should you Include Artwork Prices on your Website?

    There is thought to be a stigma around including prices on an artist’s website. But whether or not you should include prices on your website depends on what exactly you use your website for. With more and more art purchases happening online, many reputable galleries publish prices online. There are of course no clear-cut rules; […]

  • How to Write a Contract for Commissioned Artworks

    How to Write a Contract for Commissioned Artworks

    Many artists, ranging from emerging or amateur artists all the way to established professionals, create commissioned artworks for clients. A commissioned artwork means that the purchaser has some input into a finished work they have agreed to buy. It is extremely important to know how to write a contract for commissioned artwork. Having a written […]

  • Places to Find Free Art Education and Inspiration

    Places to Find Free Art Education and Inspiration

    There are many art schools and classes to learn from, but there are also tons of free resources available for artists. Read on for a list of free art education and inspiration sources. Art Supply Manufacturers Many artist-grade product manufacturers offer loads of free information about how to use their products. This is great because […]

  • How to Choose an Art School

    How to Choose an Art School

    Choosing an art school, like any post-secondary institution, can be an exciting but daunting process. There are many factors to consider. Some of these include location, cost, academic programming, and reputation. Below are some tips for how to choose an art school that works best for you. Check out the faculty One of the great […]

  • Approaching an Art Gallery: The Initial Email (an Example of What to Send)

    Approaching an Art Gallery: The Initial Email (an Example of What to Send)

    At any point in an artist’s career, they many begin to seek out representation from a commercial gallery. This has several benefits for the artist. Some include more exposure, a better venue to show work (presumably), less self-marketing, and hopefully more sales (if that is what the artist is after). So, what should you include […]

  • Examples of Artwork Labels

    Examples of Artwork Labels

    There are a few questions I constantly receive, and one of the most common is how to label artworks in an exhibition. The truth is there is no single standard format, though most labels include the same key elements. The most standard information included on artwork labels is: 1. The artist’s name This one is […]

  • Which artworks should you include in an artist submission?

    Which artworks should you include in an artist submission?

    It can be daunting to choose a certain number of your artworks to include in a portfolio submission. Do you pick your favourites? Should you pick other people’s favourites? Would it be best to only include new works? Read the tips below to help chose which artworks to include in an artist submission. Pay attention […]

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