Selling Your Art
The key to successful grant proposals is preparation. As an artist help it is good to know you are likely to find preliminary grant proposal writing steps to be the most time consuming as well as the most vital step of the process.
I hesitate to suggest lowering your prices, because that can do more damage than good. If collectors are buying your work as an investment, they certainly don’t want to see is your work being sold for cheaper than what they paid for it.
While charity events can be great marketing opportunities for you, the mix of people who attend include people with no interest in art as well as, potentially, the serious collector. Anything is possible, just be sure to manage your expectations.
As with self-promotion, fundraising can take you out of the safety of your studio and into competitive situations that won’t feel comfortable at first. It’s important to not let fear and insecurity show itself in your grant application.
The obvious answer is art supplies, studio rent, office supplies, photography, promotion, professional memberships, equipment and software. Keep all your
In theory, art is priceless. In reality, it’s not. It’s hard to attach numbers to your work. In order to have success in your art, start by reviewing the sales of previous work. This can begin to establish your prices.
It is best to craft a statement and bio that are fairly unique to one another to start with, however, your bio statement should be written in third person and a statement written in first person.
I personally have a number of artists statements. These range from different times in my career, from different stylistic periods in my career and are of various lengths. An example of this is with my current artist statement. I have three different versions of this statement, depending upon where I am showing it or presenting it.
A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is your opportunity to market your arts successfully and list all of the shows in which your work has appeared, as well as to reference private collectors and museums that have purchased your work. A resume and a CV are often very similar, but a resume tends to be one or two pages, while a CV is comprehensive.
Arts marketing for artists, can be best achieved when artists don’t only see themselves as conveyors of information, intention and feeling and are moved to communicate their messages by means of two and three dimensional objects, performance, or sound.
Art sales and the topic of finances
If the topic of finances terrifies you, remind yourself of this: you can have wealth, and you deserve wealth through your art sales.