Getting It Across:
Communicating Your Art Practice
four weeks · tutor-led · online
This intensive group training is designed for artists and cultural practitioners looking to improve how they present, talk and write about themselves and their art practice.
Next session: Friday, 24 February 2023.
Over 4 weeks of online lectures, tutor-led discussions and exercises, participants learn how to connect and communicate clearly in any situation in the art world. They gain practical methodologies to express their ideas more effectively and compellingly when conducting studio visits, writing artist statements, sending emails and applying for residencies and grants, and everything else that matters to their careers.
ACT tutors share details of their professional lives providing case studies about what works and what does not in their respective fields. For example, the module “How to write better applications” provides insights on the application process of leading art residencies and examples of how artists can stand out in a highly competitive environment where only 1% get in.
We have gathered decades of experience from influential art professionals to provide training beyond everything artists learnt in art school or academic courses. We only work with art world experts, who have achieved a high level of authority in their fields. Through constant feedback, practical exercises, and analysis of real case studies, artists gain professional skills and practical knowledge to pursue their career goals at any stage in their careers.
Artists taking this programme develop competence in communicating their art practice while gaining an unvarnished view of how the art world operates.
Read Endorsements and Facts.
Our tutors are seasoned lecturers, book authors, Turner Prize jurors, columnists from renowned art publications, art patrons, and faculty members from the art world's leading institutions.
Georgina is the editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and columnist of the Financial Times. She is a book author and a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Read more.
Alessio is the Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network in London. He has lectured widely and has been part of many juries including the UK’s Turner Prize in 2019. Read more.
Francesca is ACT! Founder, Co-Chair of Tate Patrons, Founding Chair of the IC, Foundation Maeght, and patron of other international institutions. She is a Senior Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute. Read more.
Aaron is the Director of Delfina Foundation in London. Among many events, he curated the performance programme of the 58th Venice Biennale. He has been appointed to numerous boards and juries including the Turner Prize. Read more.
Gilda is an art critic, London correspondent for Artforum magazine and Senior Lecturer on the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths. She is the author of the book How to write about contemporary art. Read more.
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Is this training worth your time? Here is a list of what will become available to you after taking it.
✓ You will feel more confident when you communicate your practice in any situation and format, regardless of your communication purpose.
✓ You will gain clarity of your practice, and competence in expressing your ideas persuasively through the methodologies and practical content delivered in the course.
✓ You will materialise valuable opportunities through your ability to articulate clearly and empathetically with those who can help you advance your career in the art world.
✓ You will feel empowered by your capacity to accurately express what is in your head regardless of your practice's level of complexity.
✓ You will gain visibility in a noisy environment because you will communicate better than most of your peers.