How to Cut Through - Profile & Digital Marketing for Artists


A day course packed with information designed to help you promote yourself and your work


1: Cutting Through in a Crowded Space

9.45 AM - 1 PM

Learn how to navigate the art world effectively, build your reputation, sell work through galleries, and fund your next project.

The morning is led by visual arts producer Kath Cockshaw who has worked with emerging, mid-career and high profile artists since 1998. Each section is designed to help you realise specific goals, supported by the afternoon workshop:

  • Your Route to Success: Identify what you want to achieve, where you want your work to appear, tools and steps you need to get there

  • Mapping Today's Art World: This workshop gives a birds-eye view of types of display, sales spaces on and off-line, how to access them

  • Show and Sell: Get the low-down on working with galleries, art fairs, marketing representatives, learn to manage your/ their expectations

  • Funding Your Next Step: Consider options for funding your next project, learn secrets of successful crowdfunding.


2: Social Media Workshop

2 PM 5 PM

Build confidence and make social media work for you. Learn vital skills youll need to promote your work from experienced marketing professionals.

This three hour workshop, designed for beginners/ intermediate level users will be delivered by digital marketing professionals Sean Buchan and Chris Bettles.The session will enable you to become proficient with social media so that it becomes an enjoyable part of your creative process.

Assuming basic knowledge, we will teach you how to:

  • Build confidence online with sound advice and hands on practice to develop your skills

  • Discover which platforms are best for you, how to use them effectively and efficiently and how to have fun along the way

  • Learn how to develop an authentic voice online, get noticed by the right people, engage with relevant audiences, and create interesting content to promote you and your work.


To book:

Voice & Yoga class


Would you like to explore your unique voice through movement?

This method integrates specific yoga positions with contemporary vocal techniques that focus on exploring inner resonance and developing the power and full expression of the human voice.

Sunday,11th December/3,15 pm - 5,15pm / Islington

Booking & More info HERE

What to expect?

Each session will start with relaxation - to rest your mind, breath and body; follow up with muscles, breath and voice warm-ups. Main part of every session is a sequence of specially designed postures that are accompanied by unique guidelines that support your breathing, sounding and voice exploration.

There is no previous experience necessary. We all have an access for adopting this approach

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Prestigious Student Artist Award


Fine Art Trade Guild are proud to invite you to enter the inaugural Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award 2017! Open to emerging 2D artists internationally in their final two years on a higher education art course, the award provides recognition for up-and-coming artists talent.

The winner will be decided by the Fine Art Trade Guild's Fine Art Committee who will be looking for excellence and innovation. They will select the shortlist and winner of the Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award 2017, announced at the annual Art and Framing Industry Awards in May 2017, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Why Enter?

  • The overall winner will receive the sought-after Fine Art Trade Guild hand made glass trophy that will be awarded by Jorge Aguilar-Agon.
  • The winner will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Awards and will dine with industry greats - a brilliant opportunity to network and learn from the best (including the Guild's own Fine Art Committee).
  • Winning an award as a student will look amazing on your CV and will give you that sought-after edge in your future career.
  • Towngate Publications will capture, proof and print the winning image to Guild Standards. Producing the first 20 prints of a limited edition print run!
  • The winner's artwork will be professionally framed by a Guild Certified Picture Framer, and will be exhibited in the Guild Artist Exhibition 2017 - both at the private view in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and during the London leg of the exhibition at the Guild Gallery, Wandsworth.
  • The winner will be featured in the award winning Art + Framing Today magazine along with their artwork, as well as being displayed on until next years award!

How to Enter?

Entering this award will give you the chance to push your talents to the fore; winning one will give you a boost that money cannot buy! So what are you waiting for?!

Dont delay, enter our award today and show us just how talented you are!

Free Event for Artists: Meet the Artist Kristina Veasey

The Meet the Artist/Writer series showcases writers and artists from marginalised backgrounds and how they got their work out there.

Kristina Veaseys journey from born creative to hobby artist, and finally on to professional artist has developed through ad-hoc routes, leaps in the dark and trying to figure out how to play the art game. Still feeling very much at the beginning of her career as a proper artist, Kristina will share the things she feels have worked well and those that havent so much. Come along to this talk to find out more about her work, her approach and the crumbs under her sofa!

Date:Wednesday 18 January 2017
Time: 12-1pm
Venue:Activities Hall, Brighthelm, NorthRoad, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Book your free place here

Bring Your Event - 7 weeks to deadline

The call for artists to bring their event to our JAM on the Marsh 2017 festival is open. Closing date:Friday 27th January

JAM on the Marshis a multi-arts festival spanning Kent's Romney Marsh for 2 weeks each July. To date the festival has included music, art, photography, theatre, childrens workshops and poetry. This year thousands flocked to our various events and media coverage soared to 4.7million including BBC SouthEast tv, BBC Radio Kent and Radio 3. Our programming included BBC Singers, London Mozart Players, Onyx Brass and international fashion photographer Tristan Fewings. Blended with these oustanding visiting artists were events brought by superb regional talent through our Bring Your Own (BYO) intiative. This is an important part of our activity to nurture less established artists.

JAM on the Marsh works as an umbrella organisation. JAMputs on some of the concerts and events, but many are brought by the artists and performers themselves. All events are publicised and supported equally within the festival promotion. BYO is a wonderful platform for you to make the most of our audience database, media reach and artistic network in a supported environment. BYO artists cover their costs yet take all income e.g. tickets, art sales etc. Those who've been involved with the festival to date have really enjoyed the experience and are keen to return, suggesting this arrangement works well.

Next year JAM on the Marsh willl run from 6th - 16th July. We would be delighted to receive applications from across the arts spectrum; dance, comedy, theatre, poetry, story-telling, music of all genres, crafts, art, photography To be involved, you simply need to clickhereto read more about being involved and for the short application form.

The deadline for forms is Friday 27th January.

call out for art stall holders

Tables available at Madame Lacewings Art Bazaar at Rebooted on Bank street Bradford. 24/3/17 and 25/3/17.

Anything goes as long as it is made by hand! Tables are 4 foot long and cost 40 for 2 days. there will be drinks and entertainment at the venue plus arts and crafts workshops.Please contact me if you would like a stall, with a brief description of your work and photos if you have them.deposits of 20 must be paid by Jan 31.


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