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The Benefits of YouTube for Artists

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YouTube is a video-sharing platform that makes sense for visual artists working in film or animation. But for artists working in 2D and 3D static works, it can be still be a vital resource. For the modern artist, there are…

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What the Judges Say: How to Win Art Competitions

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Judging art competitions is an art form in its own right. And understanding who the judges are and what the judges are looking for will help ensure your work gets to the top of the list and a share of…

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The Best International Art Competitions 2023

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See our latest guide to the best 2024 international competitions Visiting from the UK? Check our our guide to The best art competitions in the UK You can also see our latest on Monthly Competitions that will raise your profile…

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Email Marketing for Artists: A Beginner’s Guide

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Before mapping out your email marketing plan, you’ll need to consider a few things. For example, do you have enough content for a newsletter, or just enough for an e-shot? Or is your contact list big enough list to justify…

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Art as a Second Career

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The appeal of art as a second career is an enduring one as many people seek to explore their artistic side. But aside from Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, most artists work in that grey area between a career and…

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How to Price Your Artwork and Increase Its Value

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Cost and value are two very different things when it comes to artwork — so how do you price your artwork and realize its value? It’s a universal truth that an artwork’s value is in the eye of the beholder.…

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The Best Painting Competitions for Artists

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Winning a painting competition can earn you recognition within your field. Professional artists know that one of the quickest ways to gain fame and (sometimes) fortune is through awards and prizes. Although many prizes are highly competitive, the competitions are…

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The Best Drawing Competitions for Artists

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Drawing is often overlooked as a simple starting point for creating a final artwork, but drawing competitions are among the most prestigious of all art competitions. What is drawing? Drawing is simply making marks — using charcoal, pencils, graphite sticks,…

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The Best Photography Competitions

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The categories for photography competitions come in all shapes and sizes from wildlife and nature, to portraiture, landscape, and even astronomy and abstraction. Artists working in photography may avoid competitions as they’re seen as too commercial, but an award can…

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How to Run an Open Studio

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For art lovers, the joy of visiting open studio events is to meet local artists and buy their work. For professional artists, open studios can be part of a solid marketing and networking strategy. And while they can take months…

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How to Put on a Group Art Show

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A group show can kickstart your art career by bringing together like-minded artists and pooling precious resources. So what are the dos and don’ts of a successful group show? What is a group art show? A group show can be…

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How to Win Art Competitions

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Art competitions are a great way for artists to promote themselves and their artwork with the chance for coverage, exhibitions and even some cash prizes. There are thousands of art competitions every year, from painting competitions, textiles, ceramics, photography and sculpture.…

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Monthly Art Competitions to Build Your Reputation

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Alongside the many hundreds of high-profile global art competitions are dozens of smaller monthly art competitions that can help artists build a reputation while having far more opportunities to win. Many regular art competitions take place online or are linked…

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The Best Art Exhibitions in 2024

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Every artist knows that a big part of the job is looking at art — and where better than at 2024’s biggest gallery exhibitions. Exhibitions are more than a pleasant way for art lovers to spend the afternoon. They also…

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The Best Art Competitions in the UK

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Art competitions can be a brilliant way for artists to develop their career and build a reputation in the art world. Award winners can find it easier to attract galleries, commissions and sales. These are just a few of the…

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