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Joyfully juggling: How long does it take to go full-time in the art world? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I've been asked this by artists and gallerists alike. A key piece of advice I give to many people embarking on a career in the sector is to keep other part-time income as long as you can manage. Some people like other the income source to be creative, while others prefer it ...

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Coping with awkward questions Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I started my first company when I was 26. As I had been setting up various initiatives since childhood, ranging from neighourhood clubs to the Environmental Concerns Committee at university, the prospect didn’t intimidate me. I was ready to just get on with it.Many people start with all guns blazing, only to ...

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Don't turn around and go home. Go networking... It might change your life (in a good way) Post

by Tina Mammosser Over the past year I’ve been pretty vocal about Be Smart About Art to other artists and craftspeople. The most common response is “so what have you gotten out of it?” I’m momentarily startled, because I don’t see every investment of my time as needing a physical, tangible reward.Okay then. The best part is the networking night. Most ...

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Achieve your goals, step by step Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Every morning, I cross the River Thames on the way into London’s West End. For the past month, an underpass has been closed which has caused traffic constant delays. Being the patient person I am (ahem), I cross the Waterloo Bridge by foot, come rain or shine. It’s turned out to be ...

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Is an annual holiday approaching? It presents opportunities for creatives Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Here we are on Easter Sunday, a day to relax… and eat chocolate! As an American in the UK, I’ve learned that the Easter egg in Britain is made of chocolate, whereas in the US it is a decorated (real) egg.One fantastic aspect of this and other holidays is that they are ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Art Dealer Gita Joshi Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with art dealer and gallerist Gita Joshi...Where were you born? The MidlandsWhere do you now call home? LondonWhat is your profession? Gallerist, Art Dealer, Founder of Orso MajorWhat is your life ambition? Having a successful London gallery with international recognitionDescribe your business in 5 ...

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Want to increase the price of art? Communicate, be realistic and plan ahead Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was once instructed by an artist that the price of art increases by 10% each year. My response? Speechless. The assertion was made with great certainty. If true, this would be amazing for everyone in the art world.It is nonetheless important to strategically increase the value of contemporary art, so here ...

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Art and Artist Fairs: 3 Golden Rules. Monthly Art World Webinar Video Recap (April 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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You needn't be burdened with a big portfolio to get a gallery Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Many artists, from emerging to mid-career, ask me how to get representation by a gallery. This includes artists who previously had representation and are now on their own again.We have conducted research that reveals­ how artists attain representation. The top three successful methods did not include the number one way that artists ...

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Scared of being copied? Don't worry; copycats lack your originality and commitment Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Artists commonly fear being copied. This impacts their willingness to promote and disseminate, as they can be reluctant to put works out to the world for fear of being ripped off. But here’s the thing: If you are a creative being, you will forever come up with new ideas – so many ...

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