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Artist Statement Workshop

April 5, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

According to Wikipdia, an Artist Statement is ‘a text composed by an artist and intended to explain, justify, extend, and/or contextualize their body of work.’

Writing an Artist Statement can be stressful, but it’s also a very valuable and essential skill to have as an artist. Whether it be for school, applying for an exhibition at a gallery or artist run centre, applying for a grant or a residency, an Artist Statement is something that will come up again and again long after graduation.

This workshop will be taught based on our experiences (Amber Landgraff, Director, and Alicia Nauta and Adrienne Crossman, Programming Coordinators) as artists and curators as well as our respective positions at Xpace Cultural Centre. Xpace’s programming is decided based on two calls for submissions a year, plus countless other calls for exhibitions, so we will talk about how to write an appropriately focused artist statement, as well as a more general statement about your overall practice.

Writing about your work in an appropriate and concise way is an invaluable skill to have! We will also have one on one workshopping available, so bring your artist statement at whatever stage it’s at for some feedback.

Workshop is free. Please RSVP to [email protected]