How to Film & Edit Video Shorts

Short videos are a great way to get visibility as an artist! This video provides ideas for short videos, info on easy software you can use for editing, adding graphics, stills of art, and captions. Also tips for how to shoot video footage that will be dynamic in a video short. Discussion led by Art […]

Is Instagram Over for Artists?

Instagram is changing, prioritizing video over photos. Is Instagram over for artists who rely on the platform to promote their artwork? With social media changes, it can be really challenging for artists to know what to do. Do you seek out other social media platforms to promote your work? Do you try to translate your […]

Instagram Tips & Critique

This video provides specific, concrete tips for increasing your growth as an artist on Instagram, by navigating through 2 artist Instagram accounts. Identifying aspects such as the photographs, text captions, the flow and diversity of content are all important in evaluating the effectiveness of an artist’s Instagram. Discussion led by Prof Lieu, who critiques Instagram […]

Balancing a Website with Instagram

This video provides tips on how an artist can balance their artwork on their Instagram and website, in a way that maximizes each platform and complements the other at the same time. Artist Tina Figarelli’s website and Instagram are featured as an example of how content can be organized, presented, and delivered within the context […]

Instagram Tips & Critique

This video provides specific, concrete tips for increasing your growth as an artist on Instagram, by navigating through 2 artist Instagram accounts. Identifying aspects such as the photographs, text captions, the flow and diversity of content are all important in evaluating the effectiveness of an artist’s Instagram. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu, who […]

5 Reasons Instagram Can Be Toxic for Artists

This video explains the ways that Instagram can have a harmful effect on artists. It’s easy to compare yourself to other artists you see on Instagram, see all of their success, their “perfect” artworks and feel like you are the only artist in the world who struggles. We all do! Solutions for how to combat […]

Cold Calling & Emails for Artists

Cold Calling as an artist can be an effective way to create professional opportunities for yourself. This video explains how to research specific people to contact, the logistics of how to write an introductory email that is professional and succinct, and then how to follow up in a manner that is not intrusive or demanding. […]

Self Promotion Mistakes Artists Should Avoid

How do you promote yourself as an artist without being too pushy? This video explains what practices to avoid when promoting your artwork online. Factors such as appropriate online etiquette, fostering a professional relationship first before asking for help, will let you avoid the risk of coming across as pushy and self absorbed. Discussion led […]

How To Photograph Your 2D & 3D Art

This video provides a comprehensive look at how to photograph your 2D & 3D artwork, showing common problems and with practical techniques to achieve photos that will accurately represent your artwork. Having high quality photos of your artwork is more important today than ever: you need photos of your artwork for your website, social media, […]