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Announcing NOA17 Be Smart About Art Award Post

National Open Art Competition 2017 Be Smart About Art AwardSponsored by Be Smart About ArtWe're delighted to offer this Award to support one winning artist build an outstanding art career.After five years' running our professional development programme, we understand all too well that you have your own specific needs when it comes to advancing your career. Accordingly, the BSAA Award ...

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Lawyers. Better sooner than later Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The greatest teacher of all is (sometimes painful) life experience. And in the case of a gallerist I mentored once upon a time (let’s call her Jane), a situation that unfolded with an artist resulted in a useful change. It has changed the way she’s handled working relationships ever since.She’d been working ...

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The digital age is here to stay. What's your take? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Several weeks ago, Be Smart About Art had an evening talk on the subject of 'Studio Practice.' This was arranged to correspond with the travels of fellow American in Europe Marcus McAllister, a professional artist and BSAA Creative Specialist.  He'd arrived at St Pancras on a train from Scotland and headed over ...

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To do or not to do art fairs? Observations at the end of a season Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) We’re reaching the end of the art fair season in London and New York – and for that matter, most places around Europe and North America. While I no longer participate in shows as an art dealer, I lead tours, moderate panel discussions and converse with professionals on-site as someone who knows ...

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Raffle for Be Smart About Art Members - all about organising biz cards! Post

How many readers have business cards stashed away in a box? It's time to do some Spring Sorting! In May 2017, we're running a raffle for BSAA Members, to celebrate getting business cards that you collect organized in a way that you can make use of them. Here's how it works: 1) File business cards for your contacts (collected at exhibition openings, networking events, ...

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Paralysis for creators: Put too much pressure on yourself? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Imagine that every time you made a cup of coffee, it had to be a “perfect cup of coffee.”  Why? Because that’s what you promised (as in the above picture) or expected of yourself. This is exactly what many creative people do to themselves with their work.A few days ago, I was ...

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"I don't send email newsletters because I have nothing to say" Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Sound familiar? I don’t have enough fingers and toes combined to count the number of times I’ve heard creative professionals tell me that they have nothing to tell their audience in a monthly or quarterly newsletter.I’m sometimes struck by a conversation that’s come up time and time again, yet in over four ...

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Not putting yourself forward? Think about what your role model would do Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) No matter how established, experienced or confident you are, most people are inclined to hold themselves back at times. The reasons for this are manifold, ranging from not wanting to inconvenience others to not wanting to appear to be self-serving. As well meaning as this might be, you stand to have more ...

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Backed into a corner by a tech startup? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Having been personally involved with several tech start-ups over the last few years, I have some insight behind the statistic that 90% of them fail*. As the digital world continues to evolve, increasing numbers of professionals, ranging from one-person artist businesses to museum staff, are being approached by such companies to become ...

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The simplest way to get things done Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I’m going to travel back in time, to the early days of starting my first business in the art world.The year was 2004, and had been made redundant from my management job at Whole Foods Market UK (following a buy-out), submitted my Masters of Art dissertation, and the little sculpture gallery along ...

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