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…
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
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…
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?
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…
How to Submit Your Artwork to a Gallery and Stand Out from the Crowd
With many artists vying for the same few spots at galleries or exhibition spaces, the “competition” for exposure can be difficult and disheartening. When you submit your artwork to a gallery, the response can be unpersonalized rejections, lack of feedback, or simply no response. This can lead artists to take drastic measures to stand out…
Clean up your Art Studio for Happiness and Efficiency
When the outside world begins to warm up, it’s a great time to open your windows and get some serious cleaning done. Although avoiding creative work by focusing on housework is a cliché, sometimes, you really do need to get some serious cleaning done. Also, having a well-organized and harmonious space can be great for…
Art World Business Tips for the Self-Taught Artist
There is a common belief that self-taught artists are at a disadvantage when it comes to becoming professionals. We are of the belief that anyone can be successful, and in the end, the most important thing is the work.