Maintaining a sustainable practice is an ongoing juggle. You’re running a small business – this means tax, invoicing and paying bills; finding, maintaining and growing your audience, marketing, promotion, representation and of course making new work. Doing all of this well and knowing how to get it right isn’t always easy.
Guildhouse is building you a toolkit because we want to help you avoid those mistakes and answer some of the questions that undoubtedly come up when you’re balancing the many aspects of your creative practice.
Start here. This is the first instalment in our toolkit. For creative practitioners working in all media and at any stage of their career, this is a great place to begin to find the tools, tips and useful links that you need.
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.
An artist statement may be needed at various stages in your practice. Here are a few useful tips to help you prepare yours.
Some useful tips and links to sites that will help you understand your tax obligations as a maker
Make sure you do everything you can to ensure your freight booking goes smoothly.
Part two of our Exhibition 101 toolkit continues our talk with printmaker and curator Simone Tippett.
An essential item in your toolkit, here is our guide to what you should consider when creating your CV.
Kitty Came Home’s Katrina Weber and Farley Wright tell us how they have made design markets a successful part of their business.
Great advice from Zu Design’s Jane Bowden on how to price your work to ensure you are covering your costs and grow your business.
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.
There are many considerations when you exhibit your work. An artist and self-made curator offers advice.
Media releases are an ideal way to find new audiences and get attention.