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  • 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 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 provide a CV. When writing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Submit Your Artwork to a Gallery and Stand Out from the Crowd

    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 […]

  • What is your Market Value? Here’s How to Price your Art

    What is your Market Value? Here’s How to Price your Art

    Art has creative and emotional value, but it is also purchased and sold as a commodity. This combination makes it tricky when trying to decide how to price your art. One key to remember is that art is collectible. Like any other collectible, certain factors determine its value within a market of purchasers and sellers. […]

  • Art Market Value: Photo Editions and Print Editions

    Art Market Value: Photo Editions and Print Editions

    When considering prices of artwork and art market value, how do photo editions and print editions factor in? If you’re an artist wondering how to price your art, you might also wonder how editions should affect your pricing. Additionally, how many photo editions should be in a set? Below is an overview of the most […]

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