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Workshop: How to write a clear and effective Artist Statement 

April 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Dates: 16/04 & 23/04/2021  Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (including breaks) Location:On line – Zoom Language: EN Price: 45 Euros ( includes both session) Places: 15 professionals Delivered by Curator and Writer Claudia Contu What is an artist’s statement? The artist statement is a fundamental piece of writing that gives readers a first snapshot of your 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. But an artist statement can be tricky to write and it’s important to foresee possible flaws beforehand. This workshop will provide you the knowledge, skills and techniques you need to be able to write a clear and effective artist statement.  At the end of the workshop you will have in your hand your artist statement that you can immediately use. 


How do I create an artist statement? What do I need to include? For whom? How can I address it in connection to the readers ( website, museum Galleries, Residencies, open call. What are the Do’s and don’ts when writing Which Length(s) does it have? What kind of Language, terminology, jargon could I use?  This workshop helps you identify the diverse purposes an artist statement serves and the writing styles you can use to tackle them. If you wish to write an effective statement, you should also know how to produce a clear and coherent piece of writing. We will look into a number of do’s and don’ts to refine your writing style, with collective exercises while also considering examples of statements written by other artists. After learning some basic theory, you will be given time to write your own statement and will receive tailored feedback on a second session.  Artists will learn the purpose of writing artist statements, the components of creating effective personal narratives, tangible tips for keeping their statements updated on a regular basis, modifying statements for different platforms and more.  Learnings from this workshop can apply to improving applications for grants, residencies, fellowships, websites, portfolio; press releases; marketing materials and more. At the end of the workshop you will receive a toolkit you can refer to anytime you need, as the artist statement will change following your career path!  If you would like to have specific information about the workshop feel free to contact us at hello@theartistandtheothers.nl


Participants will learn, through a series of tailored exercises,  experiencing different techniques and directed practice. 

About Claudia Contu: 

Claudia Contu is a cultural producer, communication expert, and writer working between Italy and the UK. Her expertise champions the values of ecological inclusivity, gender equality, and innovation through diversity. Since 2016, she has curated exhibitions in collaboration with galleries and non-profit organisations across Europe, such as Gasworks (London), Nir Altman Galerie (Munich), The Flat – Massimo Carasi (Milan). Her writing is regularly published on Super Effective and ATP Diary, amongst other magazines. Claudia is co-founder (together with Angiet Chen) of @slant_projects, a digital platform for transdisciplinary collaboration amongst queer artists and researchers. Besides her freelance activity, she currently holds a monthly reading group accompanying the public programme of East Contemporary, a non-profit art space in Milan. Claudia already reviewed portfolios and artists statements from previous participants of The Artist and the Others´ training program and has mentored young artists all throughout her career.   Join the workshop and write your artist statement!  


April 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am
April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
€35.00 – €45.00


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