Writing artist statements, project proposals for grant & residency applications, resumes, and cover letters are all necessities for artists.
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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.
Statements are challenging!
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.
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.
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Our Art School Portfolio Group provides ongoing support and feedback from our staff of professional artists for students applying or transferring to a BFA, MFA, or post-baccalaureate program.
This group is available now through March 31, 2024.
To participate, you’ll need to 1) join our Discord server and 2) pledge on our Patreon.
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.
Statements we edit
- BFA statements
- MFA statements
- Artist statements
- Curriculum Vitae
2 Edit Option
You can choose to have 2 rounds of edits on your statement.
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.
To complete your purchase, you’ll need to:
- Pay via the “Pay Now” links.
- Fill out a form via the “Request Form“ buttons.
Artist statements, degree programs, grants, residencies
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.
Questions? Email Prof Lieu.