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Finding internal peace when the buck stops with you Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Do you run your own business? If so, you’re in the position of the buck stopping with you, no matter what happens.Having been a business owner for a decade, I’m content with this idea. When I travel abroad, I put the UK phone onto airplane mode, which I do for an entire ...

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Tempted to moan? Do something instead Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I once exhibited in a satellite fair to London’s Frieze Art Fair. The economy was strong and many of the world’s key contemporary art collectors were in town. All the exhibitors were looking forward to a demanding and fruitful week ahead.The opening reception came and went. A few known collectors were reported ...

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Don't invite someone to easily say "No" to you Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Once you’ve mustered up the courage to contact a potential client or gallery, how do you phrase your questions? Are you strategically (and intentionally) negotiating conversations, or are you making it up as you go?One thing I see people get wrong all too often is inviting the person at the other end ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Artist Katrin Spranger Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with conceptual jewellery artist Katrin Spranger...Where were you born?  In Hamburg, GermanyWhere do you now call home? I’m based in London nowWhat is your profession? I am a conceptual jewellery artist/ designerWhat is your life ambition? Sharing my passion for contemporary art jewelleryDescribe your ...

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Feet on the ground, ready to go Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Last night I landed in New York for the first time in 5 years. 5 YEARS! When the credit crunch hit at the end of 2008, I made a conscious decision to stop all international business travel, and focus completely on the UK market. Not only was it was my first recession ...

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Building an Art Business Online - Monthly Art World Webinar (May 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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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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