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Exhausted by Christmas? 3 popular 'Sunday reading' articles by 'Susan the elf' to inspire you - A Festive Special Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)It's been an exhilarating year, and I'm sure that you, like me, are ready for a well-deserved break full of food, fun and rest! I've been delighted to hear stories over the past 13 months of how this weekly blog has prompted fantastic change in both small and big ways for many art practitioners. I learn these ...

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The price of art: To see or not to see, that is the question Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)People frequently ask this question in regards to artist and gallery websites. Some even ask this of art shows all together. Many individuals have a black & white view; it is a definitive yes or no.  One thing is clear to me: when it comes to listing art prices online, the view ...

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VIDEO: 4 steps to take to get a head start for your art practice in the year ahead - Monthly Art World Webinar Recap Video (Dec 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 11th December ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Artist Melissa Budasz Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Melissa Budasz... Born in: LondonLives in: LondonProfession: What you do, how long you’ve been doing it etc – Visual Artist, Curator & Chair of South London Women ArtistsCareer Ambition: I am absolutely driven with most things I have a passion for and ...

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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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