From the team at artist consultancy GYST (that's Getting Your Sh*t Together!), a set of guidelines for preparing your artist statement. Their comprehensive guidelenes cover everything from what to include, what not to include, with added thoughts on voice and style. They also include sample statements of different lengths. Click onward for details....
Articles in Category: Visual Arts
Artsy.net contributor Ariela Gittlen collects a list of online tools to help artists manage their own online presence: 6 Artist-Approved Platforms For Building Your Own Website.
From Alyson Stanfield's artbizsuccess.com, an essay about showing your artwork in restaurants, coffee shops, business offices, and other non-gallery venues, and how to make it work as part of your business model: Is Your Art Just Free Decor?
Artsy contributor Scott Indrisek interviewes five artists to discuss their advice for finding and forming good relationships with galleries. With thanks to Scott and Artsy: 6 Keys to a Good Artist-Gallerist Relationship.
With thanks to New York's Agora Gallery, here's a primer on how to recognize and avoid art scams.
Social Media for Artists featuring guest artists Justin Vining, Malory Hodgkin, and Aaron Scamihorn at Borshoff PR and Marketing in Indianapolis. In partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Borshoff asked artists to talk about what works for them and to share tricks they have learned over the years as they navigate social media to build their unique audience and sell their artwork.
If you are just getting started on social media, check out this Creative Live blog first for some of the basics.
Should you send out an artist newsletter? ARTrepeneur Says Yes!
Take a look at this resource to learn all the reasons why you should use a newsletter to update your clients, followers, and anyone else interested in your work. Social media is great, but isn't enough.
Invaluable offers this helpful guide for artists and collectors:
When it comes to public art, what is fair use and what is infringement of your copyright? If your artwork is in the public realm, chances are someone has taken photographs of it and used them for their own purposes. It's a double edged sword as artist's work can go viral on social media and add to their desirability and marketability, but when commerce is involved, it can get tricky. The Arts Council of Indianapolis has pulled together this quick tipsheet to help artists navigate this space.
The Freelancer's Guide to Getting Paid On Time - a new resources from Freelancers Union
In September of 2015, the Arts Council of Indianapolis partnered with the Western Art Society and the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists to pull together an artist panel discussion on Reaching Art Collectors.
Krystii Melaine, Colbert, WA
Peter A. Nisbet, Santa Fe, NM
Constance Scopelitis, Indianapolis, IN
H. David Wright, Gallatin, TN
Moderated by Shannon M Linker, Arts Council of Indianapolis
The panel discussion was held in Gallery 924 at the Arts Council. Special thanks to Indianapolis-based artist, William Denton Ray for allowing his artwork and show Shapeshifting, to be photographed as part of this video. All rights reserved.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art offers a wonderful digital resource for artists, about artists, the Louisiana Channel. This video includes clips from well known and respected musicians and visual artists offering their best advice to emerging artists.