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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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When you work for yourself, does the boss ever cut you some slack? A blog post from under the duvet Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I went into Be Smart About Art HQ one morning last week and felt poorly by 10am. Clearly, being away for 28 out of 39 days over the Summer was too much for this creative entrepreneur…Upon looking at my diary I saw that I had only one meeting at my favourite bank, ...

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What if something happens to your computer? Does the backup work? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Just last week I was reminded of how essential it is to have an up-to-date backup. In using email and digital files daily, it’s all too easy to assume that all your images, documents and emails will stay where you left them forever.But, what if you look for something and discover ...

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Amazing art piece? Awesome! Is it easy to install, too? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you considered that the ease – or difficulty, with which you make your art to install could impact a gallery’s willingness to show it? And further, such a factor might influence an art dealer’s willingness to work with you at all?A few years ago when staging a group show I came ...

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One-to-One Training and Mentoring Programme with Susan Mumford Post

Are you seeking insight from an art world veteran who understands the industry inside out? Would you like an ‘accountability partner’ who will support you to keep on track of goals? Do you want someone-in-the-know who can advise on challenges and obstacles? If the answer is ‘Yes’, One-to-One training and mentoring with Susan Mumford could be exactly what you need ...

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Can artists and art dealers ever take a holiday from email? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)We find ourselves in the middle of summer, and holiday thoughts are in the air.  I was speaking with an artist friend about how a solo practitioner can ever actually “take time off” – from email that is, when working for oneself.Auto-responder or not, she for one feels that she is still ...

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Why all art professionals need to understand Gmail tabs - and what you can do about it now Post

If you are a Gmail user, just like the other 425 million people around the world (as of June 2012 according to this Wikipedia article) you might have noticed the recent change in the Inbox interface.  And in case you are not a Gmail user, but do send out newsletters to your mailing list as an art professional, you need ...

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