Resources for Artists
UAS provides exhibition and production infrastructure and develops new programs with the needs of Calgary-based emerging artists in mind. The continuing education of emerging artists is central to our mandate. Please see the following resources if you wish to improve your competitiveness and professionalism. UAS has also provided links to various organizations that provide various services for artists.
Improve your Written Materials
UAS endeavors to exhibit the work of pre-emerging, emerging, and occasionally student artists. All regular exhibitions are juried, and are therefore competitive. Often those who are in the early stages of their artistic career need assistance in developing a professional application package. There are many resources on the internet that provide advice in creating an exhibition proposal. Unfortunately, many of these resources do not hold up to the professional requirements needed to be competitive in a jury process. With this in mind UAS has gathered some notes and internet resources it feels to be helpful and appropriate to fulfilling our submission process.
General guidelines when putting together your exhibition application:
Review these links below for more information on putting a good submission together:
A CV is an artist resume and should contain information about your professional activities. Be sure to format your CV so that it's easy to read and all the information is easily distinguishable. Use the headings and notes indicated at the following link.
An artist statement is a statement that expresses ideas, processes, influences, etc. of the artists' current general studio/artistic practice. It is not a biography or description of work specific to one work or project.
The Exhibition Proposal does not reiterate what was said in the Artist Statement. The Exhibition Proposal is a statement of the ideas and works being proposed for a specific exhibition or art project. Discuss how your ideas outlined in the Artist Statement is fulfilled in the proposed exhibition, and what logistical needs the exhibition will require.
Submit the largest file possible for the application guidelines. For UAS that is 800px wide on the longest side and 150 dpi. All work should be properly documented on a neutral background, well-lit, edges visible and without distracting interference. Documenting your work is about showing your art as clearly and descriptively as possible, it is NOT about your creative photography and Photoshop skills.
Links to other resources