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Artist statement - useful resources


Links to useful resources for writing an artist statement.

Artist Statements: How to Write One!

(This is a very useful, yet long tutorial video – 52 minutes )

"Writing an artist statement can be tough; being asked to verbally articulate ideas that we are used to expressing with visual media is challenging. Topics covered include critical components of an artist statement, how to write succinctly, as well as options for adapting a specific voice. Different versions of your artist statement are discussed: a short version for your artist website, a 1 paragraph version for artist grants, and more detailed, in-depth proposals that can be used for artist grant applications."

Discussion led by RISD Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu.

(Video includes closed captions and text resources in the description.)

Select the button below to open the video in YouTube.

View the video on YouTube


Online articles about writing artist statements

ARTDEX - The complete guide to writing an artist statement in 2021

Artwork Archive - 5 tips for writing a memorable artist statement

The Creative Independent - How to write an artist statement

Format Magazine - How to write an artist statement

The Guardian - Writing an artist statement? First ask yourself these four questions

GYST-Ink - Artist statement guidelines