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Robin Clare graduated from Camberwell in 2004, she provided information about setting up a practice, getting a portfolio together, approaching galleries, different formats of exhibiting (from ...

Robin Clare graduated from Camberwell in 2004, she provided information about setting up a practice, getting a portfolio together, approaching galleries, different formats of exhibiting (from festivals to public art commissions) and pricing your work. This event took place as part of Graduate Week 2009 www.arts.ac.uk/gradweek09

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    Selling Fine Art: from studio to exhibition - Robin Clare Selling Fine Art: from studio to exhibition - Robin Clare Presentation Transcript

    • Selling fine art: from studio to exhibition By Robin Clare Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Selling fine art: from studio to exhibition 1. Setting up your practice 2. Getting a portfolio together and approaching galleries 3. My experience of Exhibiting 4. Helpful Resources Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • 1. Setting up your practice • Where does your work fit • What are your goals • Self motivated, proactive and thick skinned • It’s a proper job, get some sort of routine going • Learn to Budget • Make use of all your time • Invest in good materials • Create a studio space • Self Employment Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Getting a portfolio together and approaching galleries • Invest in a good camera • Portfolio Package • Website • Online Profile • Business Cards Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Getting a portfolio together and approaching galleries (cont’d) • Venues • Approaching Galleries • A submission – 6 to 10 images – Statement – CV Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • A quick practical list • Where is it? • What will the over all expense be? • How will my practice benefit from the experience? Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • My experience of Exhibiting: Group Shows • Form connections • Good for plumping out CV • If organizing show yourself remember to plan ahead Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • My experience of Exhibiting: Solo Shows • Promotion is key to success • Have your own mailing list • Have business cards and postcards to hand • Have a Press package ready Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • My experience of Exhibiting • Festivals and Big Events • Residencies • Competitions Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Some general advice on showing within the gallery system: • If work has sold gallery will be willing to show it again • Keep in touch with galleries/curators • Don’t rely on email or post for communication • Invigilating is a great way to see who is looking at what • Group shows, residencies and festivals are great opportunities to make connections • Exhibiting Fees Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Pricing • Take gallery commission into consideration • Develop a price model • Start off with down to earth expectations • Keep uniform pricing respective of commission • Don’t under price your work just to make money • Talk to other artists • Ask gallery owners and curators for advice Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Public art projects • Hard work but very rewarding • Many calls for public work on varied scales • How to get a look in • Offer assistance to artists who are working on large scale projects • Funding Sources Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Resources • A-N Magazine • Axis • Artquest • Arts Council Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts
    • Other useful resources: • Creative Capital • Local Artist Led groups • Alumni organisation Robin Clare July 2009 Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts University of the Arts