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Workshop & Feedback: How to write a clear and effective artist statement

May 24 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 pm

€32.00 – €120.00


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Date: 24/05 (workshop) & 20/06/2023 (feedback)
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (including breaks)
Location: Online – Zoom
Places: 15 professionals
Experts: Mariana Sesma & Jessica Capra

Language: EN
Price:  €46 Workshop + Feedback (or €32 Workshop only)*

*in case of financial difficulties, please get in touch with us!

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 a first snapshot 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, and it can be extremely hard to know where to start and what to include.

Workshop & Feedback: How to write a clear and effective Artist Statement

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 viewing a basic frameworks in the workshop, on the 24/05, you will be given time to write your own statement and receive tailored feedback in the second session, on the 20/06. At the end, you will have an artist statement which is ready to you can immediately use.

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 when reading it.

We will help you create an effective personal narrative and give you tangible tips to keep your artist statement updated, as well as looking at how to adapt it according to different purposes. We will identify various writing styles which can be used, 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 Do’s & Don’ts when writing artist statements?
  • How long should it be?
  • What kind of language & terminology should I use?

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!

!! We highly recommend artists to attend both the workshops and the feedback sessions (workshop & feedback package). 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, fellowships, on your website, in your portfolio, press releases and other marketing materials. !!

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



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. She graduated in Visual Arts and holds an MBA in Cultural Management, she has vast knowledge of contemporary art and has worked in the fields of Institutional and International relations, Fundraising, Art mediation, as well as having organised numerous art exhibitions. She is passionate about art and culture and a true believer in its crucial role towards a better society. Her professional mission is to contribute in making the arts ever more sustainable and accessible to diverse audiences.

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 needs, created 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 situation. 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 the Maastricht & Munich, provides artists with the knowledge, skills and connections they need to develop their careers while working with European partnerships.

From their experience as members of several jury committees, they will share insights on what “the others” look at while reading artist statements.

This workshop can be purchased individually, in a workshop + feedback package, or in our comprehensive workshop bundle*

Find out about the other workshops we are offering:

*All of our 2023 Spring Workshops are included in the workshop bundle (3 workshops + 3 feedback sessions). If you find it hard to pay for the entire bundle at once, payment by instalments is an option.

Contact us to find out more hello@theartistandtheothers.nl

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


May 24 @ 10:00 am
June 20 @ 12:00 pm
€32.00 – €120.00
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