Helfa Gelf Application

22nd April 2018 Today I registered my application with Helfa Gelf – now officially a member! – I’ve been attending Helfa Gelf events as a Regional Print Centre Member but have finally taken the plunge to become more visible and this is one of many steps. I’m not yet at the stage where I feel ready to take part in the open studios event. However, once I find a studio space and begin to work on my income streams – this will definitely be an option.

CARN – Application for Membership

22nd April 2018 Today I applied for Membership from CARN in Caernarfon. The link below is to the application form and the associated jpgs as requested in the application form. The Personal Statement I have included in the application is below: When I start a piece of work I research newsworthy events that have happened in the world, in particular from a social and political viewpoint. My artwork is often a reflective observation of these events where the general population has in some way been mistreated by an overriding power, such as the residing government/politicians of the time. Key techniques…

Building an Artist Career

Friday 23rd March 2018 Today I attended the full day workshop “Building an Artist Career” with Susan Mumford of “Be Smart About Art” through Helfa Gelf. https://www.besmartaboutart.com/speaker/21/susan-mumford   This workshop was particularly informative and based around the steps you need to take to market yourself as a brand. The things we considered during the workshop were: Definition and Communication of your Brand: What is meant by your brand and why is it so important? Brand Components; identity, values, communication style, presentation, challenges, issues, client experience, target audience, visual identity and trust. Collaboration and Developing Professional Relationships. Verbal and Written Agreements, Contracts and…