Without fail, most artists dislike writing about themselves and their work. Writing is difficult. So we figured out a way to teach artists how to craft an effective artist statement about their work over and over again.
It doesn’t have to be so hard. Actually, it can enlighten your practice, clarify what you’re working on and give you tons of confidence.
Crafting a Powerful Artist Statement: a step-by-step guide, is an online, self-paced course that you can start at any time. It will guide you through the questions to ask yourself so that your thoughts are genuine and specific to your work. We won’t put words in your mouth; we just give you the tools so that you can concentrate on making your work.
Here are some key things to remember about writing a statement:
- Like it or not, you often need one for applications and exhibitions.
The goal of your artist statement is to give your viewers insight into who you are as an artist, your motivation and your process. In other words, it’s an amazing way to highlight how you are unique and what you’re thinking about.
It will remind you what is most important to you when making your work.
In addition to the class, you can also have your statement professionally edited by us before you put it out in the world, but you have to complete the class first.