All good writers have supportive tough editors!
The business side of being an artist is an ongoing challenge. Delegating and collaborating on administrative work can preserve studio time, and help move the work into new venues and contexts.
For eighteen+ years I have been working with artists on professional 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 individual practice. This includes strong artist statements, portfolios, and proposals to present the work in the clearest way possible, as well as systems for planning and goal setting.
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 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, to build and hone the statement into a tight, clear, concise document, essential for helping people see and understand your work.
Grants + Proposals
Putting together proposals for exhibitions, grants, and other opportunities is part of the work artists have to take on. This includes concise texts about the work and project, cv and bio, and a strongly curated body of images, organized to best advocate for your work.
Having worked with artists on many proposals, I have developed a system for working together, so that the methods of editing and organizing are learned in the process. This supports artists in putting together strong proposals in the future with little or now outside help.
I would love to work with you to help further your practice.
Contact me to chat about how we might work together.
Office Hours: 1.75 hours: $225 (+$10 admin fee)
All artists currently in any Labs (excludes AltMFA+Residency) receive a $50 discount.