Artists' Statements

At Flatpage, we value working with artists at all levels of their careers. From writing the artist statement and application materials, to crafting the ultimate press release or Wikipedia page, our editors and writers know how to help artists produce effective texts on their work.

Here you will find numerous editors who have experience working with and writing for artists. Our services can help you connect with audiences, build a better professional portfolio and, hopefully, get the results you desire—including grants, residencies, commissions, and more!

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Are you having trouble coming up with an artist’s statement that clearly, yet accurately reflects your practice? Are you applying for something important like a new job, a grant, or a residency program, and you need a statement that will secure it for you? Or do you have an old statement—maybe even one you’ve been using since school—that you’d like to revamp? Let us help you get there with artist’s statement editing!

Our trained editors are specialists in the craft of the artist’s statement. We can help you produce a text to describe your work, practice, or a specific project that you can use for applications, exhibitions, self-promotion, and more.

This service includes the following:

  • An evaluation of your statement (max 1,000 words) that addresses structure, tone, clarity, and language/mechanics by an artist’s statement expert.
  • Comments on your draft and a basic written assessment (second pass only includes comments on draft)

Note: This package is for artist statements up to 1,000 words only and does not apply to other application materials, such as proposal, bio, etc. This service does not include line editing (rewriting) or copyediting your draft. You are responsible for making any suggested changes, unless you make a separate agreement for those services.

Price: $100

Please fill out the form below so we have all of the information we need to start your evaluation:

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Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.

Do you struggle with writing about your art? Or are you a multilingual speaker in need of a quality statement to apply for opportunities? Let our writers do the work for you with artist’s statement ghostwriting!

We are specialists in writing artist’s statements both for general purposes and tailored to specific audiences and opportunities.

Whether you need a new 300-word statement for your website or a 150-word statement about a particular aspect of your practice for an application, your new statement will describe what your work is, how it’s made, and your message using an appropriate tone, organization, and correct grammar.

As part of this service, you will meet with our writer for a Zoom call, during which you will present your work and respond to any questions they might have about your practice. Then, they will get to work crafting an engaging statement that you can present with confidence.

We offer three options:

Full statement ($270): A standard 300-word statement about your work, practice, process, and motivation. These are usually used for marketing purposes, including for artist’s websites, exhibitions, and collectors.

Short statement ($135): A shorter, more condensed 150-word statement that can be used to apply for opportunities, including grants, fellowships, commissions, residencies, and other types of calls.

Combo package ($375): Includes both a full and a short statement. As part of this package, we can write additional short statements with a different focus for $55 each (please contact [email protected] to purchase). Additional statements must be purchased within 7 days of the Combo package.

All ghostwriting projects include one written draft and one pass of revisions based on your feedback. Unless otherwise agreed, the turnaround time for this service is approx. 48 hours. Consider reading this Column post about questions to ask yourself before writing your statement before filing out the form below.

Please fill out the form below before you purchase so we have all of the information we need to begin your project:

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Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.

Do you work with a group that would benefit from a live course on the artist’s statement?

For the past five years, Cara Jordan has taught a variety of artists and other creative professionals how to write a statement that clearly and effectively explains their work to their desired audiences. Cara has led these workshops in both New York and beyond, including as a regular instructor in the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, and at institutions like Parsons and Juilliard.

Currently, Cara offers the following courses, both of which can be arranged digitally or in person (when available). Please contact us regarding rates and scheduling.


This multipart intensive workshop, in either 2 or 3 sessions, is designed to introduce the artist’s statement to a small group (up to 20 participants). One session is devoted to introducing the statement with a brainstorming exercise (appx. 3 hrs) and the second (and optional third) session comprises a guided small-group workshop of the participants’ own statements.

Duration: 2-3 sessions of 2-3 hours each (6-7 hours total)

Booking begins at $1,000


In this virtual, abridged version of the above workshop, we go over the artist’s statement, what it includes and doesn’t include, its audience, and tips and ideas for writing. Your group will receive sample statements and a brainstorming worksheet. Optionally, Cara can review 1-2 of your artists’ statements with them in real time. Followed by a live Q&A.

1 hour session: $350

1.5-2 hour session: $500

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