At Flatpage, we value working with artists at all levels of their careers. From writing and teaching workshops on the artist statement, to perfecting CVs and crafting the ultimate press release, 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!
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!
This service includes the following:
- An evaluation of your statement (max 500 words) that addresses structure, tone, clarity, and language/mechanics by an artist’s statement expert.
- Comments on your draft and a basic written assessment.
- PLUS VERSION ONLY: An optional 30-minute online meeting where you can ask any remaining questions following your review of the comments.
Do you struggle with writing about your art? Or are you a non-native English (ESL) 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 offer three options:
Full statement: 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: 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: 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.
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.
INTENSIVE ARTIST’S STATEMENT WORKSHOP
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
LIVE ARTIST’S STATEMENT WEBINAR
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