How to 'Make it' in The Visual Arts

S Mark Gubb is an artist working across a range of media incorporating sculpture, video, sound, installation and performance. Here he gives his top 5 tips for making it in…

Alternative Spaces for Artists

Artists have always pioneered the alternative space - a substitute or replacement for the mainstream gallery. There is a general consensus that art is shown in ‘galleries’ and by that…

Should Artists ‘Brand’ Themselves?

The term ‘branding’ is one which divides opinion in the creative arts. For fine artists, it smacks of corporate business (which does not sit well with many in the field),…

Fundraising for Artists

Michelle Bowen, development director at artists’ studios Primary, explains how to raise several thousand pounds using the things you know best. The Art Auction Since its foundation in 2011, Primary…

Exhibition Curating

Artist, curator and gallery director, Bruce Asbestos gives his top tips for curating START BY HELPING Work with projects and galleries where you are based as an intern or volunteer…

How to Write a Killer Press Release

Following her advice to artists on approaching the press, professional art writer Becky Hunter focuses on the fundamentals of PR copy. In An Artist’s Guide to the Press, I dealt…

An Artist's Guide to the Press

Becky Hunter, a professional art writer and press manager for Core Gallery, London shares essential advice on getting reviewed. As an emerging freelance art writer I receive fifty to one…

Submitting your work to 'Opens'

Open exhibitions are a great way to have your work seen by a large and 'interested' audience. What you send is often the selection committee’s first contact with you and…
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