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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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The Basics of Gaining Gallery Representation

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Are you a teenager or 20-something with dreams of global artistic stardom? Or maybe you’ve turned to a creative path later in life, and are trying to juggle the task of building up a selling and exhibiting profile with that…

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Blog About Your Art

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It’s pretty understandable that as a creative person, you may be curious about the potential advantages of blogging about your art. However, the thought of writing about your practice in this way can also be quite intimidating. There may seem…

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3 surprisingly invaluable books for turning from an amateur into a professional artist

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Some artists handle the divide between amateur and professional more easily than others. While some can become disillusioned by a stop-start practice defined by only occasional sales or gallery interest (perhaps due to prohibitive time, money or location factors), others…

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Tips for building up your contacts list as a professional artist

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It can be very easy, as an aspirant or current artist, to see the broader art world as arcane and impenetrable, in which those who possess the ‘gift of the gab’ all too often triumph over those with the most…

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Helpful Advice on Selling Your Artwork – Whatever Your Career Stage

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As you will hopefully already appreciate if you have read our previous comprehensive artwork pricing guide, selling your artwork isn’t necessarily as simple as just totting up all of your obvious expenses (paints, canvas, studio rent and the like) and…

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Your Guide to Thriving As an Artist Outside the Major Art Capitals

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Many of those today who aspire to a sustainable artistic practice, or already have a long history of precisely that, have found themselves confronted with a major dilemma as London, New York and other more obvious art capitals have become…

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First Thursday Blues: How To Navigate Private Views

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Unless you are the type of person who can flit from one social circle to another, they are nightmares: the constant explanations, the chin rubbers, the ‘I-am-just-here-for-the-free-wine-ers’, the outlandish outfits and the same old questions. Private views sneak up on…

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Art & Culture: Freudian Slippers and Other Salable Art Products

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Yes, museum shops can be holding pens for the worst atrocities known to high art in the form of low culture; alas, they can also be great sources of inspiration for those of us working outside of the museum walls.…

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8 Artists in control of their branding

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A few months ago we wrote an article about how important the idea of branding is for artists. We talked about building an identity, sharing the stories behind your work, and gaining publicity through various sources. For this article we’ve…

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