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10 Questions Interview with... Gallerist Elizabeth Goode Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallerist Elizabeth Goode... Where were you born and/or raised, and where do you now call home?I was born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire and I have lived in Crystal Palace, London for 13 years, it's my home.What is your profession?Gallery DirectorWhat is your life ambition?It changes ...

10 Questions with... Monthly Interview 4449 views
Still in love with what you do? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Here you are, a long way down a road following the career of your own choosing. You always knew it wasn’t the easy path, but were determined to make it work.Why then can it become so difficult to be motivated? Whatever happened to the joy and mystery?Several years ago, I wrote ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 3710 views
A day at the magical West Dean College (West Sussex, England) Post

The Be Smart About Art Team travels all over the UK cultural capital delivering talks and workshops, even making it out of the M25 as well as across the pond to the USA.In this first ‘Spotlight’, we highlight a day that Susan Mumford spent at the gorgeous West Dean College in West Sussex. They have a world-wide reputation for the ...

Outreach Programme spotlights - new category! 4008 views
Pay attention to gut instinct Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) One recent winter’s evening, ahead of a day-long event , I arranged for a taxi to collect me in the morning. This arrangement would make it possible for me to travel across London with a car-load of supplies.Early the next morning the driver calls to say he’s down the street, becuase ...

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Attaining sponsorship - Case Study with Susan Mumford Post

The problem: How to get art supplies sponsored for an art show?Linda wanted to attain sponsorship for a photography exhibition, however didn’t know who to approach or how to go about doing it. Then she attended my ‘A-Z of planning an art show’ workshop, as part of Four Corners’ participation in the New Creative Markets programme. She left with an ...

BSAA Creative Specialist Advisors - Inspiration + 3475 views
Stand out from the crowd, even if you're not face to face Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) How do you get a particular someone to open invites, press releases, proposals and the like – and grab their attention, too?A single moment in my former life as a retail manager (where I learned the marvels of alternative food options, for which I will forever be grateful) highlights how simply ...

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How is art like an Apple computer? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) My maternal grandfather was a life insurance broker. His motivation has long touched me; he wanted to look after families while looking after his own. It helps to understand why my current-day insurance broker loves being in the business: when the worst happens, her team has the great privilege of doing its ...

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You and the internet - Put up or shut up Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) In these social media days, we often post about where we are, who we’re meeting with and the like. It’s an excellent way to give your followers an insight into your day to day life, and it’s also excellent for connecting with people.In order to let others know that you’re using social ...

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Would you like to borrow my name? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)There are many different types of people you can have in your ‘network’. You can use different contacts at different times, depending on your needs.One such example comes from when I was an art consultant. Jane is an artist in my network who had completed a commission for Tom, who is the ...

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Mr Green's walk to school Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)The story of Mr Green, a 90-year old retired engineer based in Southern USA, is inspirational.He was one of 9 children, whose parents evidently valued education. They were able to take advantage (but not without challenges), of the philanthropic work of Russian immigrant Julius Rosenwald. Originally a supplier to the department store ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 3788 views

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