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Take time to reflect on projects gone by (and impact future ones) Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)After you finish a show, commission, or other project, what do you do? Move on to what’s happening next?When running a one-person or small creative enterprise, it never seems like you have enough time to do everything. And so it’s easy to jump from one project to the next without looking back. ...

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Let your true self shine in everything you do Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Have you ever felt that in order to be taken seriously, you have to pretend to be someone you are not? While most of us experience this temptation, the irony is that you attract success by expressing your true self.Looking back to a time when interviewed for a retail management as ...

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Defining your Vision - Monthly Art World Webinar (December 2014) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Second-Wednesday Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 12th March 2014, Sarah ...

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Ever feel like you're swimming in a sea of sharks? Find a friendly school of fish Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) It was the opening night of an art fair. Crowds were amassing, music was chiming and champers was flowing. Happily, it was a profitable evening for many of the exhibitors.While strolling down an aisle in the midst of the hubbub, a woman enthusiastically exclaimed, “Susan!” She came charging across and gave ...

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Fundraising & Sponsorship in the Arts - Art World Webinar (November 2014) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Second-Wednesday Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 12th March 2014, Sarah ...

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Want to get people through the doors of your exhibition? Events, events, events Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Here's the thing about getting people through the doors: As much as they might be interested in seeing the art on display, taking action is another matter. An intriguing event is an excellent way to achieve this.In today’s art world, many people complain about how exhibition openings have become booze-ups at ...

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What do you need to be successful in the art world? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Many people moan and groan about what they lack. “If I just had…(x) then I could do what I love full-time” or, “It’s so easy for some people.”The truth of the matter is that some of the happiest art professionals I’ve come across aren’t wealthy, nor are they industry superstars. They’re ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Art Dealer Simon de Pinna Post

"London's Red Army" by Liz & Kate PopeEach month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with art dealer Simon de Pinna... Where were you born and/or raised, and where do you now call home? I was born in the Midlands, in the spa town of Leamington Spa, and home was in the ...

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Built to last - you get what you pay for Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Everyone who has worked in a business of mine has come across the trusty Swingline stapler (ca. 1953). Originally acquired in the mid-90s at on the last day of a clearance sale in my hometown, during which one crams everything possible into a brown paper bag for 50 cents, this lucky ...

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Building an online community? Your personal touch makes all the difference Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This seems an obvious enough statement. However in the age of social media, it can get surprisingly complicated.Consider this common scenario: You’ve met somebody once and had a 3-minute conversation. They seemed nice enough yet you don’t really know one another. The next thing you know, they send a ‘friend’ request ...

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