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How to Navigate the Art World – Workshops for recent graduates (online)

November 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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Do you want to make art your career? Are you a recent graduate wondering what your next steps should be? Are you unsure about how to create a sustainable workflow of projects and how to deal with uncertainty?

We have put together a bundle of online workshops to provide you with the knowledge, tools and support you need to navigate the art world in the years after finishing your studies at the art academy.

As a matter of fact, if your answer was YES to all those questions, the training bundle is tailored for you. It will include 3 online workshops by artist and lecturer Emilia Telese, taking place over the upcoming months.

The 3 workshops will take place over the upcoming months, falling on the 10th of November (‘BEING AN ARTIST, AS A PROFESSION’), 24th of November (‘PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR ARTISTS’), and 1st of December 2022 (‘BEING AN ARTIST IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY’). 

Fee: Early career artists & recent graduates have the possibility of signing up for the entire bundle (3 workshops) for a total cost of 75 euros* (exclusive rate of 25 euros/workshop)
Max Participants: 15, to ensure the best quality
Time: 11:00- 14:00  CET
Language: English

Places are limited so make sure to save your spot as soon as possible.

*If you find it difficult to pay this fee, please contact us at hello@theartistandtheothers.nl


When? Thursday, 10th of November 2022

“The most important strategy is to set up a supportive and sustainable strategic plan that will be there for you when it gets tough because the truth is that the art world is challenging to navigate.” (from ‘Navigating the Art World’ by Delphian)


How does the art world work? Can you live by art alone? How can artists find representation in the art world? What relationships exist between artists, society, the art market and the world economy?

This workshop has been developed by artist and lecturer Emilia Telese to provide participants with answers. It is a theoretical and practical session which can help artists learn how to navigate the art world, and how to build their own independent and sustainable careers.


Through a theoretical presentation and a practical discussion, you will collectively question the art world. Interactive exercises about the stereotypes around artistic professions will guide you to critically position yourself as a professional.


When? Thursday, 24th of November 


How do you manage an artistic career? How do you create a workflow of funded projects to generate a living? How can you deal with institutions and collaborators?
How can you create a self-employed practice and minimise the risk?
How can you calculate your rate of pay? How can you develop sustainability within your practice?

This workshop has been tailored to provide participants with the knowledge, tools, and skills to maximise their productivity and develop each artistic project at its best. The session will look at whether it is possible to create a workflow of funded projects to generate a living, and how one should approach institutions and collaborators. It will look at self-employment as an option, exploring the different strategies one can adopt, and the rates one should consider.


Through a mixture of theoretical presentations and interactive exercises each participant will map out their art projects and within the group we will critically look at viable funding options and supportive systems.


When? Thursday, 1st of December 


This workshop tackles the way artists and cultural makers can survive in times of adversity. With the Covid-19 pandemic and cuts to cultural funding, how do you avoid facing a financial crises despite this adversity?

We will look at ways in which we can override a financial crisis and transforming adversity into opportunity. Artists will be guided through decision-making processes in overwhelming circumstances, and look at the ‘alternative art worlds’ which emerge when environments change.


The workshop will include theory and hands-on exercises to give artists the tools to ride against the tide when needed.

Participants will receive a toolkit that they can use anytime they need.
In case of questions, email us at hello@theartistandtheothers.nl. We are here to support you!


Dr Emilia Telese

Emilia Telese is an artist & lecturer based in Reykjavík.
She is a lecturer specialising in the relationship between art, economics and professional practice at more than ten UK and Italian institutions. She represented practising artists on the Arts Council England Regional Council until 2013. She has led nationwide debate events about art, politics and social engagements. She holds an AHRC award PhD doctorate in Social Science at the University of Loughborough, with a Collaborative Doctorate Award research project which looks at the idea of artists’ social and economic value.

As artist, she has exhibited worldwide since 1994, including in the New Forest Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Chashama (New York City, USA), Centro Cultural Telemar (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), Manege (St Petersburg, Russia), Leeds City Gallery, ArtSway(New Forest, UK) and the Freud Museum (London UK).
Her work has been presented at major events at Tate Britain, Royal Festival Hall, and her practice includes socially engaged practice, interactive and body-responsive technology, film and live art, installation, literature and public art.

Often site specific, Telese’s work deals with conscious engagement, political and social debate, non-verbal communication and the questioning and deconstruction of behaviour. She was invited by Michelangelo Pistoletto to create an artwork for the first Rebirth Day in 2012. Her video piece Life Begins At Land’s End was shown at the Louvre as part of his exhibition Michelangelo Pistoletto: Annee’ Un – Le Paradis Sur Terre in June 2013.



November 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am
December 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
€28.00 – €40.00
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