Professional Practice: Crafting an Artist Statement

Get feedback on your ideas in a supportive environment, learn best practices for documenting and writing about your work, and discover new funding opportunities in these free professional practice workshops. Professional practice workshops are suitable for artists of all levels.

A clear and well-written artist statement is crucial for communicating about your work to other people. It’s also an amazing tool for reflecting and gaining insight on your own work. But it’s not easy! Come get started on an artist statement, or get constructive feedback on a draft from your peers, in a supportive and relaxed setting.

This workshop will include a discussion of the various uses, contexts, and audiences for artist statements, and an overview of best practices. Through a series of prompts and structured response processes, participants will generate content for an insightful and meaningful artist statement, and receive useful, thoughtful feedback on your materials from other artists.

Instructor: Samantha Mitchell
Samantha Mitchell is a Philadelphia-based artist, writer, and arts educator. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally, including in recent shows at Snyderman-Works, Gross McCleaf Gallery, and AUTOMAT. Aside from her work in the studio, Mitchell is the arts and exhibitions coordinator at the Center for Creative Works, a studio for adults with developmental disabilities, and is an editor of Title Magazine, a publication devoted to writing on the arts in Philadelphia. Her writings have been published in Sculpture Magazine, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail.