Add Your Artist Statement
Your artist statement is the first thing people will read about you, the artist. You may think that your creative work speaks for itself but in this extremely competitive online art world, how you explain who you are as an artist can determine whether someone will purchase your work over another artist or whether a prospective employer will bring you in for an interview, consider your grant proposal, or hire you for a photoshoot.
Throughout your creative career, a variety of people will see your artist statement before they met you in person, including key decision-makers such as curators, gallerists, employers, artist residency panels, and art collectors. When you’re not present to talk about yourself in person, your artist statement can be your spokesperson, and you want your voice to be heard. On the other hand, not adding an Artist Statement may give the impression that you don’t care, which can also create the impression that you don’t care about your artwork either. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a good impression.
You can add your Artist Statement by going to the Summary Section at the top of your Resumé/CV or via your Dashboard.
While you are at it, consider filling out the other details in the summary section of your Resumé/CV, such as your title, location, creative skills, social media profiles, and tour personal website.