Selecting opportunities

Artquest, along with many other websites and independent organisations, list opportunities for artists. But how do you pick the one’s that are right for you? Exhibitions, screenings, residencies, conferences, commissions, prizes and awards are all competitively selected. Some…

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…

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 hard and fast rules –…

WW Gallery: approaching galleries and finding opportunities

Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams, the directors of WW Gallery put together the tips below, essential to point you in the right direction if showing work and gallery representation are your goals. Do…

When to apply for grants

Making grant applications takes a lot of time, and is highly competitive: avoid wasting your resources by considering whether to apply before putting pen to paper, or if it’s better to wait until a project…

Fundraising basics

Fundraising can be a full time occupation, so what can you do if you want to get more effective at applying for grants without it taking over your life? Be prepared Every application needs to be tailored to…

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 are intended as guidelines and…

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 on your website,…

Sponsorship

When looking for sponsorship, it’s best to only approach companies that you have some kind of link with or who may have some sympathy toward your work and practice. Companies may prefer supporting organisations and individuals who are in…

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 often confused with other tools…

Project budgets

Most applications will ask for a budget at some time during the process.  It is important that your budget remains within the guideline amounts provided and clearly shows how any monies provided will be spent, as well as…