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Getting into Fine Art

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.

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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

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