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How to get off the computer and back to your Creative Practice - Monthly Art World Webinar (Nov 2013) Video Recap Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Monthly Art World 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 11th November ...

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How do you talk about your art practice without being full of #artbollocks ? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I have worked with many an artist and gallerist who struggle with answers to the questions:  “What kind of art do you do?” and “What type of art does your gallery show?”The thing is, whether or not people outside of the art world realise it, they are looking for what defines you ...

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Selling art starts with having a YES attitude Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)By age 9, I was intrigued by photography. My father gave me a hand-me-down point and shoot camera that took 110 cartridge film. I was so fascinated with the medium that I spent all the holiday money from my grandparents on picture postcards – eventually I had at least 400.By age 17, ...

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Exhibiting at an art fair? It's about more than just selling Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I’m en route to an art fair as I write. Though I don’t have a booth, several dealer friends invited me to join the exhibitor’s party and help them celebrate their successes so far, with one day left to go.We are mid-way through ‘art fair season’, and I’ve been speaking with artists ...

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How I opened the door to the art world Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I had been living in London for a year, working as a retail manager in a natural foods shop. What was I doing? I wanted to get into the London art world.After submitting my CV to commercial galleries, it quickly became clear that I needed to open the door to the art ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Agnieszka Kolek Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Agnieszka Kolek... Born in: Katowice, PolandLives in: London, Great BritainProfession: Artist since birth, Curator since 2009Career Ambition: Never give upLife ambition: See things for what they are Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordsQuestioning comfortable versions of reality Q2. Best and worst thing ...

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Learning tricks of the trade can save you money, time - and sanity Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)It is delightful to witness the excitement expressed when people in the art world learn of seemingly insignificant yet massively useful tricks of the trade.  Veterans of the business can pass down simple solutions for irritating problems that otherwise cause frustration and cost time and money. And as any small business owner ...

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How to Stop Having an Expensive Hobby and Start Running a Business - Monthly Art World Webinar Recap Video (Oct 2013) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Monthly Art World 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 8th October ...

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Do you avoid writing blog posts because you don't know what to write about? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I come across this concern on a weekly basis. Just last week, I was speaking with a Latin America gallerist who didn’t have a starting point for ideas. Within 3 minutes we generated eight ideas for articles. She now has set a realistic goal - she will publish one per month, with ...

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In art, as in life - nothing ventured, nothing gained Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.” – William SheddJudging and supporting art prizes is an activity I adore. Yet it comes with disappointment too, as for every winner, there are many artists not selected. And rejection is tough.In one instance, I was one of ...

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