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VIDEO: 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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Devoted to Photography: Being part of a Photography Collective Post

This article was first published on the Curious Duke Gallery Blog on 9th October 2014.In October 2014 Curious Duke Gallery was proud to participate in Photomonth, East London's International Photography Festival, with the exhibition 'Edition III' featuring works by The Rooftop Collective, a group of London-based photographers with diverse practices who share an ongoing dialogue and exhibit at locations around the capital. 'Edition III'  ran ...

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Don't let the fear of words hold you back Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) A Halloween special --"I disagree that artists have brands." "I cannot stand the word marketing." "As an artist, I don't view what I do as a business." Sound familiar?I’ve heard similarly phrased statements uttered with certainty by creative professionals on numerous occasions. On the one hand, it's important to use your voice ...

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VIDEO: How to work from anywhere in the world - Monthly Art World Webinar (October 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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The importance of failure Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Over the past few days, people have been asking, “How did the Kickstarter [crowdfunding campaign] go?” My answer? I’ll come back to that.Having experienced all sorts of ‘failures’ over the years, I appreciate that the most important takeaway above and beyond anything else is learning. If something has already come to ...

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