Artist Toolkits

Fran Callen, Dappled Things (detail), 2017, mixed media on canvas, 130 x 112 cm. Photograph Grant Hancock.

Maintaining a sustainable creative practice is an ongoing commitment with plenty of hurdles. So we’ve built a variety of Artist Toolkits to help you out along the way. 

Our Artist Toolkits are here to help you avoid the mistakes and stresses involved with running a creative practice, and to offer insights into all aspects of what it means to manage and grow a creative career.

Artist Toolkits

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Introduction

Here is an introduction to our Artist Toolkits and how they can assist you to develop your career and tackle hurdles along the way.

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Writing a CV

An essential item in your toolkit, here is our guide to what you should consider when creating your CV.

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Design Markets 1

We sat down with Bowerbird leader and design market trailblazer Jane Barwick to get some inside advice about participating in this award winning design market.

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Design Markets 2

Kitty Came Home’s Katrina Weber and Farley Wright tell us how they have made design markets a successful part of their business.

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Artist Statements

An artist statement may be needed at various stages in your practice. Find out how to put together an engaging statement.

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Pricing Your Artwork

Great advice from Zu Design’s Jane Bowden on how to price your artwork to ensure you are covering  your costs and grow your business.

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Freighting Your Work

Make sure you do everything you can to ensure your freight booking goes smoothly.

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Packing Your Work

Packing your work requires some consideration. We have compiled a few tips and plenty of links to sites that might help you get it right.

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Tax for Artists

Some useful tips and links to sites that will help you understand your tax obligations as a maker.

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Exhibiting Artwork

There are many considerations when you exhibit your work. An artist and self-made curator offers advice.

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Exhibition Checklist

Our Exhibition 101 toolkit continues with some brilliant advice from printmaker and curator Simone Tippett.

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Media Releases 101

Media releases are an ideal way to find new audiences and get attention.

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Arts Admin 101

We talk to Adelaide College of the Arts Development Manager Bridget Alfred about the competitive field of Arts Administration.

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Insurance for Artists

Increasingly, insurance is becoming a requirement for artists, whether you are working in the public realm, exhibiting, or selling your work at a market.

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Grant Writing

This toolkit is here to help you put your best application forward.

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Artist Run Initiatives #1

We spoke to the key people behind two of Adelaide’s ARIs and asked them about what it takes to establish, feed and grow these key creative venues.

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Artist Run Initiatives #2

We sat down with Bernadette Klavins and Elise Bonato from FELTspace, Adelaide’s longest running ARI which was established in 2008, and asked about the key to FELTspace’s longevity.

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Mentorships

We’ve developed this toolkit to help participants manage expectations and create a mentorship that produces winning outcomes.

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Budgeting

A realistic budget is a critical part of any project or funding application.

News

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