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How I opened the door to the art world Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I had been living in London for a year, working as a retail manager in a natural foods shop. What was I doing? I wanted to get into the London art world.After submitting my CV to commercial galleries, it quickly became clear that I needed to open the door to the art ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Agnieszka Kolek Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Agnieszka Kolek... Born in: Katowice, PolandLives in: London, Great BritainProfession: Artist since birth, Curator since 2009Career Ambition: Never give upLife ambition: See things for what they are Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordsQuestioning comfortable versions of reality Q2. Best and worst thing ...

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Learning tricks of the trade can save you money, time - and sanity Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)It is delightful to witness the excitement expressed when people in the art world learn of seemingly insignificant yet massively useful tricks of the trade.  Veterans of the business can pass down simple solutions for irritating problems that otherwise cause frustration and cost time and money. And as any small business owner ...

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VIDEO: How to Stop Having an Expensive Hobby and Start Running a Business - Monthly Art World Webinar Recap Video (Oct 2013) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Monthly Art World Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 8th October ...

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Do you avoid writing blog posts because you don't know what to write about? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I come across this concern on a weekly basis. Just last week, I was speaking with a Latin America gallerist who didn’t have a starting point for ideas. Within 3 minutes we generated eight ideas for articles. She now has set a realistic goal - she will publish one per month, with ...

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In art, as in life - nothing ventured, nothing gained Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.” – William SheddJudging and supporting art prizes is an activity I adore. Yet it comes with disappointment too, as for every winner, there are many artists not selected. And rejection is tough.In one instance, I was one of ...

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Only have small windows of time? It's still possible to be productive Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)It was many moons ago that I discovered that artists who have too little time to create often develop the ability to really focus – if, that is, they are dedicated to keeping on track with their practice.Many people juggle art with jobs, others parenting responsibilities, and often combine all of the ...

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10 Questions Interview with... art dealer MK Semos Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with art dealer MK Semos...Born to: a Greek family in Dallas, Texas, USALives in:  London, UKProfession: Contemporary art dealer, working in the business for 15 years. I also have a background in photography that spans 25 years, and continue creating artworks when time allows.Career ...

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Is your marketing spammy? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)It was a Friday evening my man and I were catching each other up on our work days and generally shifting into weekend relaxation mode over a nice intimate dinner.Ahhhhhhhhh…… That Friday night feeling.Bing! Incoming text.As text messages are generally personal (and the work mobile stays in the office at weekends), I ...

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VIDEO: 5 ways to boost art sales using email - Monthly Art World Webinar Recap video (Sept 2013) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Monthly Art World Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 9th October ...

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