You're a creative, you have a vision for a great piece of art, but you can't do it alone. You need funding for space, equipment, you need time. Where do you turn for this? How do you apply? And how can you be successful?
Having a clear and compelling artist statement is essential for grant applications, exhibitions, open calls and residency submissions. To ensure you communicate what matters, we’ve compiled a quick and easy guide to help you tackle the daunting task of putting words to your practice.
Every discipline comes with its own set of requirements and costs. It can be hard to filter through the plethora of opportunities to find the perfect one suited to your project and its needs. We’ve put together a selection of grant initiatives and competitions that stand out as being particularly suited to specific disciplines.
Networking is a skill that is critically important, but often nerve-wracking and tricky to navigate. Now more than ever, individuals have had to exercise their networking efforts online – but this doesn’t have to impact you negatively! If you utilise the right resources, you can master the technique and successfully tap into a team of like-minded people who can help you to achieve your goals. Here are some platforms and opportunities to kick-start your online networking journey.
From unique handmade stocking-fillers to creative masterclasses, we have compiled a brilliant list of virtual market experiences, workshops, and Zealous makers for you to check out this Christmas (and beyond).
Writing awards can be daunting, particularly for those new to the craft. To help you navigate the process, we asked three industry professionals: 'what do you look for in a writing awards application?' These firsthand insights will equip you with the knowledge that you need to take the plunge, and submit to that opportunity you've been mulling over!
Many creatives shy away from self-promotion fearing they’ll be branded arrogant, but their fear is misplaced. If you don’t tell people about what you do – and why you do it – how will they know? If you want to create a sustainable business then you’re going to need customers, supporters and champions. Self-promotion will get you there.