In this article we look at the relationship between artists and their representative gallery; what the expectations are from both parties and how you can get the most out of these relationships. A commercial gallery will most often approach artists, whose careers they have been following for some time, to join them. Usually there has been a rapport built up from attending the artist's exhibitions, other exhibitions or events, studio visits and portfolio presentations, artist'
In this top tip post, we will help with a much-maligned part of the public art concept development process: developing a budget. Although this task can seem daunting, boring or even down-right sleep inducing, it is a critical part of your concept development and can assist to push your creative ideas forward. It’s also good to remember that a well thought through budget could just be the thing that separates you from your competitors and lands you the gig. You will often see
We continue our top tips for artists. Next up is how to write an artist statement and biography (bios). Artist statement Writing an artist statement can be a daunting and intimidating experience. Here are some simple tips to help break down the task to make it a more manageable and less overwhelming experience. - An artist statement is a 100-300 word text, 2-3 paragraphs about your work, in first or third person - make sure it’s not a mixture of both. - It should be about the
In our last three Top Tips for artists blog posts we discussed things to consider in written and visual content for creative opportunity applications and concept design stage. Once the concept design stage is over it’s time to present your concept to whomever is responsible for selecting the preferred artists to be commissioned. Selection panels can consist of a wide variety of people. Sometimes they are people considered to be art/design/architecture specialists, sometimes t
We continue our top tips for artists. Previously we have discussed things to consider in written applications and the best visual content to submit, next we move onto concept design. This is the stage where a small number of preferred artists are selected and paid a fee to create a concept that outlines their proposed artwork for the final public art commission. Artists should never be asked to create a concept without a fee. Expressions of Interest will not have fees at the
We are continuing our top tips for artists responding to a range of creative opportunities. In our previous blog post we covered some things to consider in written applications, now we are focussing on the visual component of submission applications. The following tips might seem obvious but we frequently see basic mistakes in both he written and visual components of applications for creative opportunities. 1. Read and clearly understand the support image requirements, only s