What is the course about?
We will look at searching for and applying for residencies and exhibition spaces. We will look at how to write about your work and make the most of your CV. You will gain tips and guidance on how to market your work and develop networks with other artists. This course will look into the best places to start researching and how to develop good administrative skills to ensure you get your work out there.
What will we cover?
- Making a residency application.
- Making a proposal for an exhibition
- How to write an artists' statement for promotion purposes
- How to plan for a residency: follow up, studio needs, etc.
-How to form networks and artists communities.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Search for and apply for residencies and exhibitions that will help benefit your specific artistic practice.
-Streamline your administrative practice to make applying for residencies and exhibitions more effective.
-Better prepare for upcoming residencies to get the most out of your experience.
- Write your own artists' statement.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels of students and artists. Basic knowledge of computer searching tools and word processing platforms will be helpful.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This intensive one day course will involve sharing ideas and experiences,group discussions and brief exercises. Group participation will be key to getting the most out of this course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Note-taking and writing will be a necessity in this class. A personal computer or tablet may be desirable if available.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details