Artist Doc Editing

Writing artist statements, project proposals for grant & residency applications, resumes, and cover letters are all necessities for artists. Whether you are applying for an MFA or BFA program, preparing an artist statement for an exhibition, applying for an animation job, these written docs are essential towards realizing your goals as an artist.

Clara Lieu, Teaching at RISD
Artist Docs, Editing Artist Statements
Artist statement with edits, Colleen Blackard

Many artists dread writing these statements, we all got into this field to make visual statements, not written ones!

Not only do many artists struggle to articulate themselves verbally, writing truly is a skill that takes experience and training to do well.

On top of that, it’s often unclear exactly what to include in a statement. A lot of program applications have little or vague directions of what to write about.

Artist Docs, Editing Artist Statements
Artist Docs, Editing Artist Statements
Artist statement with edits, Keely Wu

Before you submit

We recommend watching these streams and looking at the associated slideshows and written notes on these pages below to prepare your materials.

If you incorporate our tips before you submit, it will make the editing process more efficient and productive.

Clara Lieu, Teaching at RISD
Artist Docs, Editing Artist Statements
Curriculum Vitae edits, Dalya Moumina

Formatting

We require statements to be in a Google Doc.

Please use standard fonts and sizes, like Times New Roman, Helvetica, etc.

Set the sharing settings on the Google Doc to “anyone with the link can edit.” Copy the Google Doc’s link and paste it into our submission form.

Clara Lieu, Teaching at RISD
Artist Docs, Editing Artist Statements
Curriculum vitae with edits, Colleen Blackard

Statements we edit

Professional

Rates

PROF LIEU

artist statements, BFA & MFA programs, project proposals for grant & residency applications

10 Business Days
1 edit: $350 US
*2 edits: $450 USD

2 Business Days
1 edit: $400 USD
*2 edits: $500 USD

PROF LIEU

curriculum vitaes & resumes

10 Business Days
1 edit: $250 USD
*2 edits: $350 USD

2 Business Days
1 edit: $300 USD
*2 edits: $400 USD

*2 edits: upon receipt of your first edits from us, you are required to send us your revisions within 2 weeks to receive your 2nd edits.

If we do not receive your revisions within 2 weeks, you are no longer eligible to receive the 2nd edits. We do not provide refunds.

Artist Docs, Editing Artist Statements
Artist statement with edits, Colleen Blackard

What if I have questions?

We are happy to answer any specific questions you have about your docs. Write your questions in your submission form when you submit.

Contact

Questions? Email Prof Lieu.

How to write an artist statement