Finding the best Twitter hashtags and how to use them

Twitter was built on the power of hashtags. It's a way of finding out what's happening right now in conversations around the world, and in your communities. Hashtags are not only a social tool to help jump right into a conversation and talk about the latest news, or to have some laughs on the variations…

Rolling deadlines – June

June is a busy and exciting month on the artistic sphere when it comes to open calls and exhibition opportunities. The highlight exhibition to enter, if you're into your drawing, is of course the Jerwood Drawing Prize. The largest and longest running annual exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Jerwood welcomes works that re-invent…

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Rise up artists! Online v. real life exposure

Have you noticed the revolution of art services rapturously bursting onto the contemporary art circuit?   We're in the age of convenience, and there's a website to cater for just about anything. But when it comes to art, I'm divided. On the one hand it's a the optimum platform to promote and sell your work and make some…

Learn to love networking with these tips for artists

We all know we have to network to get anywhere in our careers, but how many of us actually do it? Whenever I hear the word 'Networking' I am always split between two distinct thoughts; how and where do I begin networking, and why do other people make it look so easy? The latter is…

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Be a social creative – what artists should be doing on social media

Every artist knows that being visible is the most fundamental factor of your practice. But does that mean you should 'pimp out' your work to every social media site going? Social media has become a prominent fixture in our lives; a place to shout, engage, discover and share funny cat videos. But with all this social noise…

Social media dos and don’ts for arts businesses

Living in the digital age, it's pretty clear that social media is a strong and valuable marketing tool for yourself and your business. Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can really boost your online presence  and promote your art, if done correctly. Below is an article by Kath Dolan that will tell you the do's and don'ts…

Market yourself right – 5 tips for artists

The majority of us when we finish an arts degree want to be successful in the practice we've worked so hard to develop and realise. So why waste that hard work? Outside of a shared studio environment it can be difficult to sustain those creative connections, to have those invaluable critiques in order to asses…