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Ooh la la! A chic Parisian cafe: Cafe au lait, wifi and... stock lists?? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I am spending a long weekend in Paris in advance of an exhibition in the States and find myself in the laptop-friendly L’Autre Café in the 11th arrondissement, updating my art stock list. It’s a fabulous setting that provides everything needed by this gal (power, wifi, coffee, and great food). Things are ...

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You won't give your time or art for free? But, it's for charity... Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)How many times have we in the art world heard this one? It gets very old, very fast.Artists and dealers alike are frequently asked to donate pieces and/or time for all sorts of good causes. To be clear - I’m not saying that it is a bad thing to help support charitable ...

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How to convert potential art buyers? Payment plans can work a treat Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I am asked by artists and dealers time and time again if it’s okay to arrange a payment plan for sales of art. Absolutely, yes!Best practice is to retain the piece until it has been paid for in full, unless an official loan programme is used. (The buyer takes credit with a loan ...

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What is the best way to send an email to a number of people? Post

I have some strong opinions and pet hates on email etiquette so you might not like some of what I am about to say…  On this occasion we are going to look at sending out emails to lots of people and how best to manage this. So what are the dos and don'ts of sending out bulk emails? Here are ...

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Want funding for your art show? You need to ask for it Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was recently in a conversation with an arts fundraiser. We were discussing the ins and outs of solo practitioners, larger arts organisations and charities attaining funding. Do you wonder what is the number one reason many people and or organisations don’t attain private sponsorship? They don’t ask.As with so many things, ...

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Artists who take the long-term view will have more - and happier, buyers Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Warren, a devoted art collector, is on the mailing list of an online gallery. One day he spotted a painting that he adored, by an artist he didn't recognise. Sadly the piece was already sold, so he looked up the artist’s website and made contact. Absolutely delighted that a contemporary art collector ...

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10 Questions with... Artist Claire Brewster Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Claire Brewster...Born in: LincolnshireLives in: LondonProfession: I am a sculptor, working with mainly paper to produce 3D wall sculptures inspired by the beauty and freedom of natureCareer Ambition: World dominationLife ambition: Seeking enlightenment Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordsPaper, sculpture, birds, nature, beauty.   Q2. Best ...

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Artist + gallery bloggers: Isolated in cyberspace? Get more traffic, measure success and know what to expect - BSAA Webinar with expert Keren Lerner Post

> Do you have a blog, yet you're not certain if you are "doing it right"? > Have you wondered how to get more people to read your pieces? > How frequently do you post new blogs? Is this amount enough -- or even too much? > Would you like to increase engagement on your blog? Many artists, gallerists and ...

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Thinking on your feet... to transform near disasters into #tweetables Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) It was a gorgeous Spring evening and the start of an art world networking event with wine tasting was about an hour away. I had arrived outside the gallery where the sommelier was waiting to find the door locked. Not to worry, everything had been arranged in advance. As the person ...

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The day job / art career tango Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I have noticed a trend with people who are juggling an art career and a steady 9-5 job: embarrassment, and frequently shame. The subject often surfaces in mentoring sessions.For people starting out a new career as a solo arts practitioner, it is prudent to maintain some steady income until the art practice ...

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