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Yes, you may pick my brain... at a price Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)The more experienced and widely known you are, the more people will want to know what you know. It’s flattering, and sharing knowledge is the best thing any of can do. At the same time, valuing your own time must be non-negotiable.I frequently come across people whose careers are exploding or who ...

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Forward planning and ice cream - benefits of the art world low season Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The "art world" has varying quiet times, depending on where you live. In London, where I am primarily based, things go quiet in mid-July and. The fairs stop, long summer shows are open (the private views are already behind us) and artist talks are a rarity. It's not to say that nothing ...

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Make the phone your exhibition ally Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Ask an experienced gallerist about how many exhibition invitations they receive on a daily basis, and they will roll their eyes at you. Dealers get put onto mailing lists (for email and post) without ever signing up, so are awash with invitations. The business is so event-orientated that after awhile, they ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Gallerist Rachel Hotchkiss Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallerist Rachel Hotchkiss... Where were you born and where do you now call home? London What is your profession? Founder and Curator of The Artful Project What is your life ambition? Personally: to be happy, to make my family and friends happy, and ...

10 Questions with... Monthly Interview 3084 views
How a Tom Petty song helped me to pursue the career of my dreams Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)In late Summer 2001 I was more than ready to quit my retail manager job and get back on track with a career that made me happy. In order to get myself to move away from the seeming comfort of a full-time job, I needed to get into a courageous and willing-to-take-action ...

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Use your voice! How to captivate and connect with clients - Monthly Art World Webinar (July 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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Long gone are the days of sitting back and waiting for clients to come to you Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Long gone are the days of sitting back and waiting for clients to come to youA veteran London gallerist friend of mine talks about how different today's art world is from the one she entered in the mid 1970s. On her first day of work as an assistant in a Mayfair gallery, ...

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Do you shy away from accepting compliments and talking about successes? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Do you shrug off compliments? When someone congratulates you for what you did, do you change the subject or credit someone else for it?Many people struggle to accept kind things being said about them, including their work, and likewise shy away from talking about accomplishments. The way one handles these things varies based ...

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You are hereby granted permission to take a well-deserved holiday Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)By the time this post is published, I will be on holiday in the Bahamas, where I will enjoy a week’s worth of reading on the beach (under my straw hat and wearing plenty of sunblock!). What does this have to do inspiring and informing individuals in the art world…? Everything!In order ...

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How to Photograph Art & Objects - Essential Insight for Art Professionals Post

Having good documentation of your practice is as relevant today as your practice itself. The majority of your audience first encounters your work online, and therefore looks at photographs of it. Your work needs to be represented and described carefully, accurately, and beautifully. Here are a few tips that allow you to better document your practice, from a photographic point ...

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