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Back in 5 minutes... (read this in the meantime, oh and sell more too) Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)One day not long ago, I was on the bus headed to the office when I realised I hadn’t put on earrings. Disaster! The monthly networking event, #bsaaff, was that evening, and I didn’t want to be lacking in jewellery, so I took it as an opportunity to support the local economy ...

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Creativity and openness to change go hand in hand - a blog from 35,000 feet over the Atlantic Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I'm writing from the sky, returning from giving a lecture at my alma mater in the USA. When I left the States after graduating from university in 2000, I planned on being away for six months. I also had the notion that I would return to the Arkansas state capital of Little ...

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Think you're being pushy or salesy? Turn your thinking upside down Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Artists and other creative entrepreneurs commonly comment upon how they don’t  want to seem as pushy or salesy. This often manifests itself in a reluctance to send out email newsletters and pursue other self-promotional activities. Inevitably, one result is the frustration of not selling enough art - and/or whatever is on offer.The reality ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Lisa Norris Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallerist Lisa Norris...Born to: English parents who moved to Bermuda when I was 2 years old.  Lives in: London, UKProfession: Contemporary art gallery ownerCareer Ambition: Having a successful gallery with a reputation for showing consistently engaging work.Life ambition: Content and fulfilled in whatever ...

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Don't offer discounts too quickly Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)There is a school of thought held by many art collectors in which they deserve a discount for each and every purchase. The very way that many people haggle in the buying process suggests that they view it as the way it is done.Well surprise, surprise, this is not the case. Some ...

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Why it's important to know your value and be confident Post

Remember this? You are starting your fine art course at university or college. All you have ever wanted to do is to become an artist and create beautiful pieces. Or, you are working a 9-5 job in the city and realise one day that you are living the wrong life. All you have ever really wanted to do is to ...

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VIDEO: How to get off the computer and back to your Creative Practice - Monthly Art World Webinar (Nov 2013) Video Recap 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 11th November ...

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How do you talk about your art practice without being full of #artbollocks ? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Many artists and gallerists struggle with answering the questions:  “What kind of art do you do?” “What type of art does your gallery show?”Fair enough - it’s not straightforward to clarify this, let alone work out how to clearly articulate something so complex in a few words. The thing is, whether or not people ...

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Selling art starts with having a YES attitude Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)By the age of nine, I was intrigued by photography. My father gave me a hand-me-down point and shoot camera that took 110 cartridge film. I was so fascinated with the medium that all of the holiday money gifted by my grandparents was spent on picture postcards – eventually totalling at least ...

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Exhibiting at an art fair? It's about more than just selling Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I’m en route to an art fair as I write. Though I don’t have a booth, several dealer friends invited me to join the exhibitor’s party and help them celebrate their successes so far, with one day left to go.We are mid-way through ‘art fair season’, and I’ve been speaking with artists ...

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