The business side of being an artist is an ongoing challenge. Delegating and collaborating on the administrative work can preserve studio time.
For fifteen+ years I have been working with artists on the business side of their practice, through intensive semester-long courses for undergrad and graduate programs, workshops for community programs, and through individual office hours with artists.
I help artists create long term Strategic Planning for their practice and their individual life. This includes strong artist statements, portfolios, and proposals to present the work in the clearest way possible.
I am also available for one-on-one critique outside the Labs.
Artist statements are concrete descriptive documents about your work. They give information, access and insight to viewers of your work. As a curator and educator, grant panelist and juror, I've read and edited hundreds if not thousands of artist statements. Artists are intimidated by writing statements, and, yes, it can be hard to write objectively about your work when writing is not your form. A good artist statement can help articulate ideas for the artist as well as the viewer.
Demystifying statements is one of my favorite tasks in working with artists. The core of a great statement is already present in most artists' existing texts. Together we find that core, and build and hone the statement into a tight, clear, concise document, essential for helping people see and understand your work.
I would love to work with you to help further your practice.
Contact me to chat about how we might work together.