The business of art

3 years ago

Art blogging: How to write a fantastic blog post

Art blogging: How to write a fantastic blog post
So often artist blogs don’t serve anyone but the artists themselves, so why not just keep a diary? Don’t get me wrong – there are some fantastic artist blogs out there; I recently came across a fiber artist called Lisa Call who is doing a great j ...
3 years ago

Do you have the mind-set of a professional artist?

Do you have the mind-set of a professional artist?
‘Most of us have two lives. The life we live and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance’ Steven Pressfield –  As creative people working in any discipline know (whether you’re a writer, a visual artist, a designer, a dancer or, like ...
3 years ago

Top 5 UK textile art groups

Top 5 UK textile art groups
The textile art scene in the UK is thriving! The form is constantly evolving and embracing evermore diverse takes on traditional techniques; contemporary artists are consistently pushing boundaries both conceptually and creatively. Being part of a group of textile ...
3 years ago

The do’s and don’ts of artist websites

The do’s and don’ts of artist websites
What is the aim of your artist website? Establishing a goal for your online portfolio will help guard against many of the common mistakes individuals make when building an online platform to promote their artwork; sites that are cluttered and disorganised where th ...
3 years ago

15 Amazing WordPress gallery plugins

15 Amazing WordPress gallery plugins
Using jQuery image gallery plugins on your WordPress website can make the difference between a portfolio that looks amateurish and uninspiring and one that showcases your work in the best possible light. Plugins add functionality to your WordPress theme and specif ...
3 years ago

Facebook for artists: Advantages & disadvantages

Facebook for artists: Advantages & disadvantages
As of May 2014, Facebook has 1.23 billion monthly users. Over half of them have more than 200 friends. More than a third of the UK population visit Facebook every single day. But lots of people still think of Facebook as a playground; a place to share pictures of ...
3 years ago

How do I come up with topics for my artist blog?

How do I come up with topics for my artist blog?
Do you struggle to find new and exciting ways to engage the readers on your artist blog?   It’s not uncommon. Many contemporary artists understand the benefits of having a blog and know that posting to it regularly can increase their chances of being fo ...
3 years ago

Pricing textile art

Pricing textile art
One of the main conundrums that arises from the familiar ‘Craft Vs Art’ debate is how to price textile art. Even within established groups of well-respected practitioners pricing varies wildly. How can you possibly be objective about your own work? And ...

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