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The Basics of Setting Up Your Own Printmaking Studio

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The ubiquity of the printed image in our contemporary world makes it unsurprising that the art of printmaking – encompassing such traditional disciplines as relief, intaglio, screen printing and lithography – continues to capture so many artists’ imaginations. However, while…

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What Are Your Options for an Art Short Course?

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In an age that has seen a scary heightening in fees for prolonged full-time art and design courses, and yet also a greater interest in seemingly every aspect of the arts than ever, it’s unsurprising that art short courses have…

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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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Now You Are Just Showing Off: How To Personalise Your Artist Portfolio

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Whether you are applying for your foundation degree or whether your group show application merely makes you feel like you are, a portfolio plays a huge role in your professional artistic life. With a few simple pointers, this post will…

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Open For Business: How to Respond to an Open Call

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Life as an artist can sometimes be overwhelming. What with juggling the day job to pay the rent; explaining to colleagues what it is, exactly, you do; researching the gallery your friend has just hired for two and three-quarter days…

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Branding, identity, and publicity – Supercharge your Art career

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Yes, branding is a bit of an icky word, but bear with us.¬†When we talk about branding for artists, we’re not necessarily talking about logos or advertising (although these can come into it). We’re talking about the way you present…

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5 ways to increase artwork sales through your website

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Here on the ArtWeb blog, we’ve talked a lot about how to get your website out there and generating more traffic – social media and online networking, newsletter mail-outs, postcards and business cards, holding exhibitions, networking face to face… Whatever…

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5 ways to improve your artist blog

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We wrote an article a while back explaining the benefits of keeping an artist blog. We thought we’d recap on a few of those tips, as well as providing some up-to-date advice! Set yourself a blogging schedule This is really…

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Exhibiting Your Work Part 1: Getting Started

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Welcome to our new 5-part blog series on exhibiting your art! Throughout this series, we’ll be covering topics such as: Why it’s a good idea to exhibit your artwork, and how you know you’re ready Holding your own exhibition How…

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