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Artist statement - writing process


Writing an artist statement has several stages. Here you will learn how to go through the process of writing a clear and concise text.

The learning activities linked to this page break the writing process down into small tasks designed to help you get started, identify the key elements in your own creative practice, and communicate your ideas in your own voice.

(total time: approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes)


Learning activities

Mind mapping

If you don’t know how to start writing your artist statement, mind mapping words and ideas that relate to your creative practice is a good way to visualise concepts and create relationships between them.

(practical brainstorming activity - 20 minutes)

Writing tutorial

View this tutorial and practice writing your artist statement, elaborating on ideas from the mind mapping stage.

(writing practice activity - 20 minutes)

Vocabulary tips

Some tips to help you through your writing process and two short quizzes at the end to test your vocabulary knowledge.

(vocabulary tips and quizzes - 10 minutes)


Editing is an essential step in the writing process. Suggestions to make your writing more engaging and a learning activity to help you write your own statement.

(write your own short artist statement - 30 minutes)