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Autumn Semester: Artist Statement Workshop & Feedback

October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

€35.00 – €125.00


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Have you ever asked yourself what an artist statement is? What you should include, and what people expect from it?

An artist statement is a fundamental piece of writing that gives readers an overview of your artistic practice. Whether you need it for your website or an application, it should grab the reader’s attention and make them want to know more about your work.

However, artist statements can be tricky to write. It can be extremely hard to know where to start, what to include, and how to make them clear and effective.


Date: Saturday 7 Oct 2023 (Workshop) + Saturday 28 Oct 2023 (Feedback)
Time: 10:00-12:00 (including breaks)
Location: Online – Zoom
Places: 15 professionals
Experts: Mariana Sesma & Jessica Capra
Language: EN
Price: €49 Workshop + Feedback (or €35 Workshop only)* **

*Comprehensive Autumn Semester bundle available (includes 3 Workshops + 2 Feedback sessions)
**In case of financial difficulties, please get in touch with us.



This workshop will provide you with the knowledge, skills and techniques you need to be able to write a clear and effective artist statement. After looking at comprehensive, updated frameworks and analysing your current statements in the workshop (7/10), you will be given time to write a new, informed artist statement and receive tailored feedback in the second session (28/10). At the end, you will have an edited, clear and effective artist statement – ready to be used.

Participants will learn, through a series of tailored exercises, experimenting with different techniques and practical directions. We will break down what an artist statement is, the dos & don’ts, ideal length and language, and establish what readers look for.

Throughout the workshop and the feedback session, we will support you and help you create an effective personal narrative, give you tangible tips to keep your artist statement updated, and look at how to adapt it according to different purposes. We will identify various writing styles which can be used, and refine your own with collective exercises while considering examples of statements written by other artists.


  • How do I write an artist statement?
  • What should I include?
  • What is its purpose?
  • How can I adapt it to the readers (whether for a website, museums, galleries, artist residencies, or open calls)?
  • What are the dos & don’ts of writing artist statements?
  • How long should it be?
  • What kind of language and terminology should I use?
  • Feedback & advice on your revised artist statement.

At the end of the workshop you will receive a toolkit you can refer to anytime you need, as the artist statement will change and evolve alongside your research!


!! We highly recommend artists to attend both the workshops and the feedback session (included in the Workshop + Feedback package or comprehensive Semester bundle). The unique opportunity to receive tailored feedback from our experts can give you the tools you need to develop a clear and effective artist statement, making the difference. !!

At the end of the feedback session, you will have your artist statement, ready to be used when applying for grants, residencies, and fellowships, on your website, in your portfolio, press releases and other marketing material.

If you would like to have specific information about the workshop, feel free to contact us at hello@theartistandtheothers.nl

Find out more about the experts who will be sharing their knowledge, expertise and feedback with you below.




Mariana Sesma

Mariana Sesma is an artist and cultural manager from Brazil with several years of experience in small and large Brazilian art institutions, including the São Paulo Biennial. Having graduated in Visual Arts and holds and MBA in Cultural Management, she has extensive knowledge about contemporary art. She has worked in the fields of Institutional and International Relations, Fundraising, Art Mediation, as well as in the organisation of numerous art exhibitions. She is passionate about art and culture, and a true believer in its crucial role in building a better Society. Her professional mission is to contribute to making the arts more sustainable and accessible to diverse audiences.

Jessica Capra

Jessica Capra is a cultural professional with ten years of experience of working in culture and supporting artists in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, Turkey and Italy. She initiates and develops cultural projects based on specific needs to make a change. She works for and with artists and cultural professionals.

The pillars of every project she develops are the promotion of shared knowledge, the need to connect people, enhance skills and start new collaborations that can create value for the current cultural scene. Her passion for motivating, empowering and advising others, especially young cultural professionals and artists, led her to the creation of The Artist and the Others. This Foundation, based in Maastricht & Munich, provides artists with the knowledge, skills and connections they need to develop their careers while working with European partnerships.

Thanks to their experience as members of several jury committees, they will share insights on what “the others” look for when reading artist statements.

This workshop can be purchased individually, in a Workshop + Feedback Package, or in our comprehensive AUTUMN SEMESTER 2023 Bundle.*

Find out about the other workshops we are offering.

*All of the workshops of our AUTUMN SEMESTER 2023 are included in the comprehensive bundle (3 Workshops + 2 Feedback sessions). Please not that the bundle does not include ‘Workshop for recent graduates: How do you develop a career as an Artist?’

If you find it hard to pay in a lump sum, payment by instalments is an option.

Contact us to find out more at hello@theartistandtheothers.nl

All of our workshops are possible thanks to the financial support of the Province of Limburg.


October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am
October 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
€35.00 – €125.00
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