In the next of our “Getting into..” series, our Careers Consultant Sue Holdsworth offers her advice on how to successfully pursue a career in Fine Art.
Practicing as a Fine Artist
The old maxim about artists needing to spend 80% of their time on marketing and business and 20% on their art work is broadly true.
You should be aware of competitions and bursaries to support emerging artists and this will be time-consuming. A good place to start looking is A-N which advertises many opportunities for artists. Temporary work contracts such as residencies can make for an interesting and varied career, though periods of unemployment between jobs are a reality for most artists. Continue reading