Professional practice 10

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Professional practice 10

  1. 1. Professional practice MA Book Art 2010
  2. 2. role What is your job? What do you do?
  3. 3. goals know what you want
  4. 4. The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get.
  5. 5. The 30 second CV Just as you can develop a minimalist CV highlighting your key points to whet an employer's appetite or attract a funder, it is also useful to have a verbal version of this type of CV to communicate key points.
  6. 6. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know?
  7. 7. Connections Keep notes of meetings Personal database and mailing lists Use and build
  8. 8. Visibility Let people know that you exist Illustrate activity Advertise your activities past – present – future Share – give to get
  9. 9. digital tools Blog Databases – appropriate? Online portfolios Social networks – appropriate? Website Forums – appropriate?
  10. 10. www.blogger.com
  11. 11. www.wordpress.com
  12. 12. www.jotta.com
  13. 13. http://www.artsthread.com/
  14. 14. http://www.artindustri.com/
  15. 15. www.artshole.co.uk
  16. 16. www.dedsignscouch.org
  17. 17. www.prospects.ac.uk
  18. 18. http://www.bookartsforum.com/forum/
  19. 19. http://artistbooks.ning.com
  20. 20. www.axisweb.org
  21. 21. www.a-n.co.uk
  22. 22. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/92660
  23. 23. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/345238
  24. 24. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/168331
  25. 25. http://www.ning.com/
  26. 26. www.shop.ebay.co.uk
  27. 27. physical tools CV Business card Portfolio Images/statements
  28. 28. expectations of people Personal artistic skills Experience Creative expertise Enthusiasm Flexibility Initiative Commitment Communication skills Reliability
  29. 29. How to make yourself visible Know your audience Make contact Have clear marketing tools and be honest Project a positive image Provide strong references Show your initiative/independence Be aware of the competition
  30. 30. http://www.bookartsforum.com/forum/
  31. 31. http://www.bookartsforum.com/forum/

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