Artist call for entries are plentiful this spring! Are you planning to apply to any? If so, you may want to consider freshening up your artist statement and bio (oh no!).
Whether applying for consideration into a group show, a gallery, coffee shop, artist residency, or museum, you will most likely be asked for an artist's statement and/or artist bio to accompany your work. Here are a few upcoming artist opportunities that require the dreaded artist statement or bio:
- The MFAH Core Program 2016-2017 application (deadline April 1st) requires a 600 word statement while Silver Street Studios’ Artist vs. Architect call to artists (deadline March 30th) requires a significantly shorter artist statement at 350 words or less (yes!).
- Prefer to measure your artist statement in character limits? CraftTexas 2016 (deadline April 30th) and Texas Big 10 (deadline March 31st) call for entries both require a 1,000 character artist statement. (uh, how many words is that…?)
- Lawndale Art Center’s Spring 2016 call for exhibition proposals (deadline March 31st) and Lawndale’s 2016-2017 Artist Studio Program (deadline April 30th) guidelines do not specify an artist statement or bio; however, applicants must have a completed Submittable.com user profile which includes a section for an artist bio.
- Did you know that Skyline Art Services welcomes submissions from artists year round? Skyline Art Services maintain an active roster of artists for their corporate healthcare client projects. Their submission process requires both an artist statement and artist bio (oh, the horror!).
Think you might need help with your artist statement or bio?
Let Fresh Arts and Elizabeth White-Olsen, founder and director of Writespace guide you in writing an effective yet personal artist's statement + bio at our upcoming workshop on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
Want to stay in the local artist opportunities loop?
Check out Fresh Arts’ Artist Opportunities page or sign up for our monthly Resource Newsletter for Artists.