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By lottie jackson-eeles, Mar 27 2017 10:32AM
We all know we have to network to get anywhere in our careers, but how many of us actually do it?
Whenever I hear the word 'Networking' I am always split between two distinct thoughts; how and where do I begin networking, and why do other people make it look so easy? The latter is the hardest to accept, and probably the most common and relatable struggle we have as artists. I don't exactly exude confidence, and I wouldn't necessarily call myself an introverted artist either, but the idea of having to leave the comfort of the studio, the ever reliable pencil and sketchpad, is an increasing dilemma.
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By lottie jackson-eeles, Nov 1 2016 02:00PM
Every artist knows that being visible is the most fundamental factor of your practice. But does that mean you should 'pimp out' your work to every social media site going?
Social media has become a prominent fixture in our lives; a place to shout, engage, discover and share funny cat videos. But with all this social noise it can be a daunting task to understand how to promote your work, or even know where to start.
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By lottie jackson-eeles, Jun 1 2016 12:00PM
Living in the digital age, it's pretty clear that social media is a strong and valuable marketing tool for yourself and your business.
Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can really boost your online presence and promote your art, if done correctly. Below is an article by Kath Dolan that will tell you the do's and don'ts and help you avoid the social media traps!
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By lottie jackson-eeles, May 2 2016 12:00PM
The majority of us when we finish an arts degree want to be successful in the practice we've worked so hard to develop and realise. So why waste that hard work?
Outside of a shared studio environment it can be difficult to sustain those creative connections, to have those invaluable critiques in order to asses your work and therefore have some self-worth in what you're doing. To send your work out into the abyss, into the unknown and see what happens can be unnerving, but it's that bold first step that ultimately gets your work out there and noticed.
That's why it's so important to market yourself right and not lose out on these opportunities. It doesn't have to be an overwhelming process to move your work from your studio into the art world. So I have scoured the internet for you and compiled what I think are the 5 most important tips that will help you promote yourself and your work (...)
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