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Resources for artists at all stages of their careers. What organisations exist to help artists, where to get help, and a variety of useful tools and links for being a successful artist on the web.

Book Review: ‘Show Your Art: How to Build an Art Career Without a Gallery’ by Gita Joshi

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A review of Gita Joshi’s book on career advice for artists, offering tips on the foundations for success.

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Which paper best suits which printmaking process?

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Given the many other labour-intensive and time-consuming stages of printmaking – not least the production of the matrix, such as the plate, block or stone that carries the image information to be printed – choosing your printing paper can seem…

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How major cities shape up for artists: Berlin

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What terms could possibly best sum up Berlin as an artists’ destination? After all, with its cultural stock having been built up over the years by such a large proportion of incomers, one could argue that in many ways, Berlin’s…

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How Major Cities Shape Up For Artists: Madrid

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One only needs to wander around the capital to see all manner of colour and creativity.

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Artists Take Note: Online Courses And Career-Driven Professionals

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In an age when everything has moved online, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are becoming increasingly popular educational models. Distance learning and online resources are now part of some more formal and traditional qualifications. But, as a creative professional, where…

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ArtWeb vs WordPress: The Artist Website of Choice

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Website providers, coding, domains, designers, themes, blogs, portfolios, shops. The options for someone wanting to branch out online are limitless and it is even more difficult if you are an artist. Your work is unique in that it is not…

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Book Review: Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage

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Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage by Robert Klanten Cutting Edges brings together a diverse collection of artists, illustrators and designers who have been boldly reinventing the collage medium. Originally influenced by surrealism, dada and constructivism, collage became the primary art form for…

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Book Review: How to get Ideas by Jack Foster

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How To Get Ideas by Jack Foster, illustrated by Larry Corby How to Get Ideas is a compact yet effective read, which promises to help train your brain in order to generate more ideas. The concept of becoming ‘idea prone’ is laid…

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Book review: Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

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Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson Understanding Exposure is an informative, in-depth, and fun book for anyone looking to master photography. Although this book was published nearly 10 years ago, it’s still one of the best out there for explaining photographic principles to…

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Art and Money 3: Funding Options for Artists

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Hello! We hope you enjoyed Part 2 in the ‘Art and Money’ series, in which we focussed on Generating Traffic. Over the next few months we’ll be continuing to look at some of the issues to do with selling your work online,…

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